For her birthday, my sister received a batch of cupcakes from Sprinkled Pink in Montecito. We were curious to see how these would compare to Crushcakes in Downtown Santa Barbara. The cupcakes were topped with a big dollop of frosting (many of the frostings were in technicolor shades: neon pink, shock-you green) and many have little hidden surprises inside.
I tasted a spice cupcake with vanilla-spice frosting. The cake was moist, almost creamy, and had a delicious crumb. Perfectly baked — not dry at all. The frosting was light, airy and not over-the-top sweet. Natalie’s cupcake was chocolate with a peanut butter topping. Inside was a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.
“Unbelievable,” she said. “Like a dream.”
This new place might just give Crushcakes a run for its money.
Sprinkled Pink: Cupcake Couture
1150 Coast Village Rd
Montecito, CA 93108
Phone: (805) 969-9808