You all know that my love of Sprinkles knows no bounds.
What may surprise you, though, is that this has just as much to do with the non-cupcake items as much as the famous Sprinkles Cupcakes. From Frosting Shots to Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches (have you SEEN my brownie, cookie, and Cap’n Crunch cereal ice cream creation?!?), there’s a LOT to dig once you step inside Sprinkles. But you’ve gotta bypass the Cupcake ATM for that… or just make a plan to stop by again later ;-D.
So today, I thought I’d share a little bit of both with you from my most recent trip to Sprinkles. So, we’ll check out some classic Sprinkles cupcakes (in a bit of a new way) AND a killer cookie. (Remember that you’ll find Sprinkles on both coasts — in Disney World’s Disney Springs, and in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney. Most menu items are found in both locations.)
Seriously, you can always find something to satisfy your sweet tooth. And with lots of still-new stuff at Disney Springs, you’ll want to be over there anyway. (Plus, the holidays in Disney Springs are sure to be a massive hit in 2017, with ten new additions to Christmas Tree Trail and Santa in his Chalet!!)
Let’s cover the cupcakes first. Because when you’re standing before the glorious case of perfectly coiffed cupcakes at Sprinkles and not sure you can pick just one, the Cupcake Minis are a fabulous option. At $2 each, you can mix and match and get three for just over the price of one full-size cupcake. That’s what I did. Because more cupcakes is always better.
They’re packaged smartly, in a box built just for them. No squishy frosting stuck to the tops and sides of the box here! I went with one of my favorites — the Black and White — plus the seasonal Carrot Cake and seasonal Caramel Apple.
The Black and White is a classic combination featuring Belgian dark chocolate cake and creamy vanilla frosting. It was just as delicious as ever and a great choice for flavor purists. The Belgian dark chocolate is kinda out of this world.
The next mini is Caramel Apple, which sounds as good as it is! The cake is apple, and the frosting is caramel (yeah!). Even if it’s not their Pumpkin Cupcake (they’ve got those, too!) the flavors are so autumnal you’ll be sold from the first bite.
Ooh — and there are chunks of Granny Smith apples baked right in! How’s that for driving home the flavor? Totally awesome.
Despite how terrific both the Black and White and the Caramel Apple are, you won’t be surprised to find that my favorite of the day was the Carrot Cake Mini, thanks to its cinnamon cream cheese frosting!
Isn’t it pretty? Tiny slivers of carrot and all the right spices make the cake a winner, PLUS there’s that pillow of frosting. Fantastic.
Now, I also love the cookies at Sprinkles (go figure!), and I had to give a new one a try. It’s Peanut Butter Pretzel Chip, and it comes packaged so you can stow this one away for later if you’re already full of cupcakes. You’ll get no judgment from us, only admiration at your thoughtful planning ahead!
The cookie looks fairly nondescript when you slide it out of its package, but you can make out the lumps and chunks within. And it’s just the right shade of golden brown.
The cookie is packed with pretzel chips — like PACKED, packed! If you love a sweet and salty snack, this one will satisfy.
Ultimately, I still prefer the Salted Oatmeal Cornflake Cookie — which can be used to make the most epic ice cream sandwich imaginable. But this one will definitely do in a pinch!
So, to recap: Cupcakes, good. Mini Cupcakes, also good (the kids love ’em!). Cookies, good to great! Plus, two words: Frosting Shots. And the packaging means you can always transport pretty much everything (sans ice cream sandwiches) back to your Resort for dessert. Or second dessert. No one will know. 😉
Have you dropped in to Sprinkles? Let us know what you think!