Sprinkles Cupcakes opened a location in Tampa on Thursday in Hyde Park Village and I attended the bakery’s grand opening …twice! I love Sprinkles Tampa! Yes I do! Yes I do! The Cupcake ATM is opening in a few weeks (which you may remember that I became obsessed with in Beverly Hills last year.) For “official research”, I tested the original Sprinkles Red Velvet Cupcake, a Sprinkles Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcake, and a Sprinkles Vegan Red Velvet Cupcake. Let me tell you, the Gluten Free Sprinkles Red Velvet tasted just as phenomenal as the Original Red Velvet. The Sprinkles Vegan Red Velvet was out of this world! The icing tasted just like the original cream cheese icing but with a hint of cinnamon. YUM! YUM! YUM! Sprinkles Tampa for the win!
I about died when I heard the Sprinkles jingle play in the store!
So much deliciousness!
Here’s a tip: Sprinkles will tell you that placing your cupcakes in the refrigerator isn’t recommended because they do not use preservatives in their baking and could dry out the cake. BUT, I felt that the Vegan Red Velvet Cupcake’s icing consistency was too soft to the point that it was almost melting off the cake. I put it in the refrigerator because I had other cupcakes to “research” and the following day, it was PERFECT! The cake was still moist and the icing had firmed up nicely.
Going to Sprinkles twice in one day may be a bit crazy. However, when Sprinkles Cupcakes tells you that they love you on Twitter, it’s all worth it!
Another tip: Sign up for Sprinkles Perks before going and you’ll get a free cupcake! Sign up here: Get a Free Sprinkles Cupcake. There may be a line out the door, but I promise you it’s worth it! Sprinkles Cupcakes are Southern Glam approved!