Hello, cupcake (first in a series)
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).