Frosted Cupcakery does Gingerbread Right - Hollywood
As the holidays approach I am reminded of all the wonderful things this time of year brings: the changing of seasons, the festive lights, the time spent with family and friends, the warmth and compassion that even the ficklest of people display, but none of these things compare to the wonderful specialty desserts that pop up just about everywhere. And none of these specialty flavors are better than gingerbread.
As a staunch advocate for the cupcake, today I’m going to enjoy my gingerbread in cupcake form. And what better place than Frosted Cupcakery in the heart of Hollywood? I was surprised to see that their Gingerbread Cupcake was in fact LEMON gingerbread. Alright, why not, lets give this sucker a whirl.
Welp, I was wrong to be skeptical, because this is awesome. The moist gingerbread cake is delightful with all the ginger and molasses flavor you want, and none of the crunchy, dry blandness that is associated with gingerbread (remember those gingerbread houses everyone made as a kid? Gross). The lemon buttercream frosting has a bold, even tart, flavor with a good amount of sweetness. This tart sweetness goes very well with the gingerbread’s subtler flavor and unites for one very impressive cupcake.
This cupcake is so good it belongs in some sort of year-round festive theme park where the holidays are celebrated 365 days a year. Can someone please make that happen for me? Oh, wait, what’s that, there is such a place? It’s called Santa’s Village. Fantastic, where can I buy tickets? Oh, no it closed in 1977!?! Well, check out LA Foodie’s Christmas Carol Podcast, and fast forward to 8:15 to hear the Ghost of Christmas Past talk more about Santa’s VIllage, and why it WAS so amazing.
Also, everyone do yourself a favor and check out Frosted Cupcakery before the holiday flavors are gone FOREVER (and by forever I mean until next year).
1200 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA
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By Greg Kindra
Greg moved to Los Angeles for the nice weather, and never has he enjoyed it more than in December!