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Cupcake tour of America - Dots Cupcakes - Pasadena, CA


photo by Dots Cupcakes

Los Angeles, CA seems the birthplace of cupcake cool, and if you think about it, it makes perfect sense. Candy-coloured and nostalgically girly, cupcakes are the Barbies of the dessert world. Los Angeles’ cupcakery density matches the South’s houses of worship. Why bar crawl on Sunset Blvd when you can bakery bounce all over Beverly Hills and beyond? Of course, picking just one cupcake joint to feature is like trying to pit George Clooney against Brad Pitt against Leonardo DiCaprio et al in a beefcake throwdown. But Dots Cupcakes definitely makes the A-list.

Dots Cupcakes is located in my favourite LA neighbourhood/suburb of Pasadena. Everything in Pasadena is picturesque, from its mission-style buildings to Rose Bowl Parade floats. It’s only natural that Dots Cupcakes makes equally beautiful delights.
Dots’ menu changes daily and boasts a dizzying array of whimsical West Coast flavours. For scenesters who party at Trader Vic’s there’s a Coconut Lime cupcake, while rockabilly gals might dig the PB (Peanut Butter) & Banana. Health nuts can even fool themselves with Carrot. But then there are the cupcakes which are 2 desserts in one, perfect for starlets who want it all: Dulce de Leche, Strawberry Shortcake, and Raspberry Cheesecake. Talk about having your cake and eating it too!

If you’re in the mood for something sinful in the City of Angels (that doesn’t involve a car chase or mug shot), head to Dots Cupcakes.

Next stop: Swirlz Cupcakes in Chicago!