Friday, September 10, 2010

Babycakes - SanDiego Eats





San Diego is filled with about 1 billion and 17 thousand places for you to get your "NOM' on. This is just one of them.


BABYCAKES


As I was driving to get here...not sure if this was to keep me away - I saw a traffic break being run on the freeway leading to Babycakes. The whole freeway was shut down and I was in the thick of it...GPS guided me to my destination via some back roads...thank you GPS.






I found some street parking, gave the city 50 cents for the meter and was on my way! This place is very cute and colorful as you can see. It was a Thursday around noon and not too many people around.







Once you walk inside the place is split into two parts, one side a bar (but it was only noon and not opened just yet)You better bet your bottom dollar I will visit at night to sip wine and eat cupcakes. The other side is for the cupcakes. What cute decor!







Peek-A-Boo - Peek-A-Boo -







Alright back to business, here is the lovely case of treats at Babycakes. No line, quick service, and the workers asked questions about my visit to their shop. They seemed genuinely interested on if I was a "first timer".







There are many flavors - I specifically had :



PB & J - Great icing, light with PB flavor but the chocolate cake was a bit dry.

Strawberry Shortcake - Super light fluffy whipped topping and moist delightful vanilla bottom.

Pistachio - Hands down the best of my choices - top notch flavor and just
delightful frosting and cake.

Blood Orange - TO DIE FOR - NUFF SAID







The rest of these bad boys were donated to happy co-workers...at this moment while typing I am experiencing a heavy sugar relapse. YIKES, ha.






Overall thoughts were this is a super cute spot with pretty good cupcakes, nothing made me faint with delight but maybe just a slight weakness of the knees for overall experience.


Drop by for coffee, wine, & cupcakes - have you eaten there? What was your experience?


23 comments:

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

This looks like my kind of place--and I was BORN in San Diego! Maybe its time for a trip back!

Jess--Sugar High said...

That shop is darling!
Who doesn't love cupcakes? They all look so good! The pistachio sounds amazing, I want one right now. :)

Thanks for sharing! Now I have a place to visit if I'm ever in the area :)

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

This place looks fabulous. Great photos too!

Ali said...

After getting violently ill during my last trip to San Diego, I have vowed to return next year for a Make-Up Date. And a visit to Babycakes for a pistachio cupcake is now on the agenda.

The Comfort of Cooking said...

I think you just gave me a perfectly good excuse to high-tail it to San Diego this weekend. Thank you so much for sharing all of these great photos! The shop is just beautiful!

Eliana said...

This place looks awesome and it making me super hungry :)

Beth said...

What a gorgeous bar! And those cupcakes ... oh my ...

Monet said...

Can I please go...tomorrow! What an adorable little bake shop. I only wish I lived closer. Those cupcakes just looked out of this world. I could have sampled each one. Thank you for sharing and transporting me!

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LDH said...

Even with all those lovely desserts and cupcakes, the sweetest shot is the one with the photographer! :) cute.

Rosy said...

Wow great post. I wish we had a place here like that. Such great pics.

A Thought For Food said...

I have cousins in San Diego and I think I've heard them rave about this place.

Thanks for stopping by Chef Dennis' site and leaving the comment on the post.

Best,
Brian
--
www.athoughtforfood.net

Pam said...

Cupcake heaven for sure! They all look delicious and now I want one.

À LA GRAHAM said...

Oh I wish I could hang out at a bar, drink beer and eat cupcakes all night long!

Mary said...

I've never eaten here, but would, were I in the area. I honestly didn't know that there were places outside of bakeries that specialized in cupcakes. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Angie's Recipes said...

OMG! LOok at all these cupcakes! Didn't you feel thrilled and excited when you saw them!??? I DO!

theUngourmet said...

What a cute spot! I love the graffiti on the patio wall too! Cupcake heaven! ;D

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Talk about food porn! Holy cow those look awesome!

I featured one of your recipes today on my Saturday Stumbles. I hope you don't mind that I used a photo. Thanks!

newlywed said...

Looks like my kind of a place! I love cupcakes, especially the frosting.

Foodessa said...

Great service and tasty treats...what more can a sweet tooth foodie ask for?

I've never had their cupcakes...thanks for showing them to us ;o)

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

bakeinparis said...

Beautiful cupcakes, thanks for the snap shots!!

Sawadee from bangkok,
Kris

Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } said...

What a GREAT place! Cupcakes are abounding everywhere - they all look so tasty! Thank you for sharing!

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