Hello, cupcake (first in a series)

SN&R Illustration By Mark Stivers

Tiny cakes with plenty of frosting are always welcome. But what about when they are delivered to your door? Look out. That’s the mission of Capital Cupcakes, which will bring a dozen (or two) sweet little gems to you. That’s how I found myself staring down a set of sprinkles on a recent Friday morning: I had moist devil’s food cupcakes, half with a sweet, pretty-in-pink raspberry buttercream, the other half with a swirl of mild chocolate buttercream. (More flavors—all with first names like the Lucy: lemon cake with lemon curd and toasted meringue; or the Allison, a s’mores theme—are on the Web site.) What’s a girl to do? Eat a cupcake at 9 a.m., that’s what—they go awfully well with coffee. I saved the rest for my birthday the next day, but was that first cupcake ever sweet. Capital Cupcakes is the first in a wave of cupcake bakeries opening in the area as the mini-cake trend finally hits Sacramento; stay tuned for details on upcoming storefront bakeries (www.capitalcupcakes.com).