Friday, May 30, 2008

not so good...

Well, we went to Sprinkles. I sure don't want to be Debbie Downer, but these things are horrible! So far no one here has been able to finish one of them. K, is it just my family? These cupcakes are about 75% frosting, and 25% dried cupcake. So far it looks like the other 5 or so cupcakes will be going to the garbage. We had a Rock Band get together last night. I set them out for the kiddos to eat. They finally said that they are gross, and went to Krispy Creams! I have to admit I was happy when they brought me back a few raspberry filled donuts! YUM! So that is my take on Sprinkles. The only thing, I seriously can think of, is that Oprah said they were good, so it has attracted people to this place. I spent 35.00 on a dozen cupcakes!!! I was just thinking about all of the cupcakes I could have time. :)


Blogger Melinda said...

What a total bummer! They looked so good in the picture. Yea, unfortunatly Oprah says a lot of things are great when they really aren't. Sorry you had to waist so much money on those things! Thanks for letting us know though so we don't go.

May 30, 2008 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger SuperCoolMom said...

I'm so glad to know that I haven't been missing anything. Now Krispy Kremes...ahhhhhh! Those, I could eat by the dozen.

May 30, 2008 at 4:27 PM  
Blogger onehm said...

WOW! That's some tragic news! Next time you want to spend $35.00 on 12 cupcakes...let me know! I'd LOVE to make you a dozen cupcakes!!! ;)

Glad that the evening was rescued by Krispy Kreme!!

*Hope you are enjoying your summer!!!

May 30, 2008 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger careymc said...

Dang, that's expensive! I've heard of Sprinkles, but cupcakes aren't my weakness. And, from the description of these, I don't think I'll be trying them any time soon. :) Have a great weekend, Michelle!

May 30, 2008 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger smithfam said...

I totally agree!! I went out of my way on my girls trip to So. Cal. a few months ago to try these. I waited in a HUGE line and when I finally tried them?????? YUK!! Such a bummer. The only one I could even say was near edible was the Red Velvet.
Glad you were able to enjoy a good donut!

May 30, 2008 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

I can't believe it Michelle. They sound more like ripoff cakes. I think that their pictures are better than the cake. So not fair. Oprah must get a cut. You probably could have made better ones. Well I know you could have. Yeah for donuts...

May 30, 2008 at 6:38 PM  
Blogger linda said...

Michelle, thanks for the info because I've wanted to give them a try too. Everytime we go down to Newport Beach we swing by and the line is out the door so we haven't stopped. Now I won't!

I LOVE Krispy Kreme...ours here went of busines as others across the country have...I was sooo sad then that place closed!

May 30, 2008 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger Lupe said...

What a let down! Someone needs to tell Oprah. :)

May 30, 2008 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

That is a bummer and good to know. They are pretty. Perhaps you could spray them for looks :)

May 30, 2008 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

I think you should write a letter to Oprah. Maybe she just said they were her favorite becasue they sponsored her or somehting!

May 30, 2008 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Michelle! I'm so glad I read this. You saved me a birthday disappointment. That's where I asked Jim to take me tomorrow after dinner. But I'm sure we can find something tastier!

May 30, 2008 at 11:00 PM  
Blogger Crazymamaof6 said...

HUGE BUMMER! that is LAME. and SO not cheap! that rots. Onehm is too funny! i bet hers would be heavenly too!

May 30, 2008 at 11:36 PM  
Blogger House of Joy said...

Your blog, like your home, is beautiful! You are so talented in making your corner of the world lovely and inviting.

Ugh, bummer about the cupcakes.....They look so good on the outside...

Hope you have a great weekend.

May 31, 2008 at 7:39 AM  
Blogger donna said...

35.00 for a dozen? OH!!!!!!!! They should be made of GOLD :)!!!!!
Enjoy your weekend my friend

May 31, 2008 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger tammy said...

Huge bummer. I've kind of wondered what the big deal was about a cupcake. Maybe Oprah liked them because she's never ever baked cupcakes and doesn't know how they're supposed to taste. Think I'll stick to making my own. Thanks for the warning!

May 31, 2008 at 8:47 AM  
Blogger Stacie Aho said...

What gets me is that they are so popular. What are people thinking?? They are really beautiful, but that doesn't do justice for the nastiness! What a bummer! I would be ticked. Do you think you maybe got a bad batch?? You need to complain!

June 1, 2008 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Rebecca D. said...

oh I'm so sad!!!! And the waste of money is the biggest downer!!!

I have never had a sprinkle cupcake I didn't love. mine are always moist and so yummy...I'm not a huge frosting fan so I just take some off!!! So sorry you didn't love em...for 35 bucks you should have!

June 1, 2008 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger Bren's Life said...

I am so glad that I haven't driven out there to get a cupcake..
Have syou tried Sweetcakes in Mesa? They have some of the best treats ever. I love that place, but haven't been in over a yr..

June 1, 2008 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger lindsey said...

$35 for 12 cupcakes!!! wow! i have heard about these. but i think i will save my money ;)

June 2, 2008 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger patsy said...

I went to Magnolia bakery in NY last spring for the same hyped up reasons. We waited in a long line that went around the corner & outside. It was a complete waist! I couldn't believe it!!! they were darling but they tasted just like a cupcake from the grocery store. The frosting was that yucky stuff that tastes like crisco. Blahkkk
I am so dissapointed in sprinkles... glad you let us in on it!

June 3, 2008 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

OK, I'm glad someone else isn't smitten by these cupcakes. I've been there 2x and have to say they are just ok. The ones I've always had were very moist but the frosting is always really greasy. Honestly, they aren't even that cute looking if you ask me. For $4.00, I could do a better job at decorating them!

June 4, 2008 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

What a disappointment. We go to Magnolias in NYC and it is 100% primo!

It's a good thing out Krispy Kream is 16 miles away or I would be 16 pounds heavier.

June 6, 2008 at 2:48 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I've never had a cupcake from sprinkles, but good to know I'm not missing anything. When I went to NYC last year I heard that I just had to have a cupcake at Magnolias Bakery in Greenwich Village. I don't know if it was the build up or what, but I was disappointed in those. I think Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines rocks compared to those. Maybe I just don't have sophisticated taste, but a dry dense cupcake with loads of sugary frosting isn't very good to me.
Such a bummer that you wasted your $.

June 10, 2008 at 3:35 AM  

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