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I Love Sprinkles Tampa Cupcakes

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!

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I about died when I heard the Sprinkles jingle play in the store!

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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.

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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!

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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!


Gender Reveal Party for Baby Minch

When I found out I was going to be Auntie Meagan,  I was over-the-moon excited for my dear friends, Jon and Katie!

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Katie is amazing at party planning and DIY-ing details – a girl after my own heart! One weekend we shopped til we dropped and it was time to start crafting for Baby Minch’s Gender Reveal Party. Being the tissue paper tassel queen, I stepped right up to the plate and starting tassel-ing weeks in advance. After two failed Martha Stewart fringe cutters, I went back to the old school method of using a single paper cutter. (C’mon Martha!)


One of the ideas I suggested was to have everyone bring a pack of diapers to the party. This is the only baby event where gifts aren’t typically given to the mommy and baby so why not start a diaper stockpile early on? Katie ran with the idea and held a prize raffle for all those that brought Baby Minch diapers.

Once decorations and games were planned for, it was time to start planning just how the gender was going to be revealed! Katie and Jon wanted to incorporate cupcakes (YAY!) and they wanted me to bake them (YAY! YAY!)

One of the coolest things about being an event planner is the secrets I’m trusted to keep. Katie and Jon secretly told me the gender of their baby two days before their Gender Reveal Party and I even kept the secret from Sean! They wanted me to put colored icing in only two of the cupcakes and fill the rest with white. The day of the party my kitchen was taken over by the lovely smell of four dozen classic yellow cupcakes baking in the oven. It was heavenly!

I cored each cupcake with a cupcake plunger (an amazing little gadget!) and filled each cupcake with my famous buttercream recipe. I promise to share it soon! Once the cupcakes were iced, there was no way of telling which was filled with white or colored icing.

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How stinkin’ cute did the cupcakes turn out?

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The party details turned out ah-dorable!

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And what did the Grand Reveal cupcake tells us? Baseballs or Bows? …Baby Minch is a BOY!!!

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I set up my point-and-shoot camera on the tripod just to record this special moment candidly for Jon and Katie. It’s precious – especially the moment of confusion when everyone bit into white icing!

This Auntie is SUPER excited to start planning Katie’s baby shower this summer!


YAY for Jon, Katie, and Baby Boy Minch!