The best bakeries to buy cupcakes in Long Beach
2010-01-05 · By Barbara Holbrook
Here at Everything Long Beach, we love cupcakes. And, we’re not alone. Although high-end cupcakes may sound like a luxury, judging by the number of specialty bakeries in the city, Long Beach residents can’t seem to get enough of the frosted treats.
So, in no particular order, we present … The best places to buy cupcakes in Long Beach.
Sweet and Saucy Shop
This cupcake shop is located at 6400 Stearns Street in Long Beach, 90815. Pastry chef and owner Melody Brandon opened Sweet and Saucy in August 2009 with the goal of baking custom desserts that are “gorgeous, delicious and modern.” In addition to cupcakes, the bakery has an elaborate selection of mini desserts, cookies and cakes. If you’re looking for something unique, check out the cake ball lollipops. Online at www.sweetandsaucyshop.com or call (562) 397-9190.
You’ll be charmed for sure when you step into Charmed Cupcakes at 6422 East Spring Street. The cupcakery probably has the broadest daily variety with 12 flavors baked fresh daily. This neighborhood bakery will also play host for guests that want to throw a Cupcake Party. Bring 4-25 friends to eat, decorate and celebrate. Visit the Charmed Cupcakes website to see a portfolio of their uniquely decorated cake and cupcake designs. Call (562) 425-2300.
Miss Priss Cupcakes & Such
Miss Priss is a family-owned cake and cupcake store at 4131 Norse Way 90808. This Long Beach cupcake bakery has a case full of traditional items as well as more “unique” flavors such as Peanut Butter and Jelly or “Dirt.” In addition to selling cupcakes by the ones or by the dozen, Miss Priss will create fun Cupcake Bouquets which include half a dozen of the decorated cakes. If you plan to share, check out their claim to fame: the Original Cupcake Cake which will feed 8-10 people. Call (562) 377-6385 or visit missprisscupcakes.com.
Sweet Embellishments, 5555 Stearns Street, is a dessert bar that serves up slightly smaller “dessert size” cupcakes in unique flavor combinations such as pink lemonade, green tea, and smores. Can’t decide what to try? Check out their customer favorites to see what other Long Beach residents are eating. Call (562) 430-1800.
This Belmont Shore cupcake store, 4817 E. 2nd Street, also made it onto our list of “Best Places to Buy Ice Cream” over the summer. Baked fresh daily and hand frosted with rich buttercream or cream cheese frosting, these sweet delights are a single-serving treat that can be enjoyed while strolling down Second Street. In addition to their regular favorites, the cupcakery offers a different seasonal flavor each month. www.frostedcupcakery.com or (572) 987-1080.