Hello Sprinkles Cupcakes Manhattan Beach!

Hello Sprinkles Cupcakes Manhattan Beach!

Oh sweet day! I’m excited to say Sprinkles Cupcakes now has a full fledged shop in the South Bay! Their newest location is at Manhattan Village in Manhattan Beach, California.

It’s not necessarily Sprinkles Cupcakes first stop in the South Bay as they do have a vending atm at the Del Amo Fashion Center. I had blogged about the atm back in September 2021 and now a year later; here they are with a full on shop. It is so exciting!

This new shop has all of the Sprinkles favorites including red velvet and strawberry. Since Halloween is just around the corner; they also had some special offerings. Their Halloween offerings included a Pumpkin cupcake, a Reese’s Pieces and a Bewitched Red Velvet.

I chose to get the Pumpkin and Bewitched and was definitely impressed. I’m a big pumpkin fan and their cupcake had the right hint of pumpkin. I also am a big red velvet fan and so really enjoyed the Bewitched. Can I say I am “bewitched” over this cupcake. It was perfectly charming and cute with its Halloween colored sprinkles (including a scary cute eyeball hehe).

Sprinkles Cupcakes is a nice addition to Manhattan Village. This shop will also be adding an cupcake atm outside and am definitely going to check that out when it opens up (hmm can we say future Hello Kitty Foodie Blog Post ;)). Yay for Sprinkles Cupcakes in the South Bay! So sweet for sure!

Hello Georgetown Cupcake!

Hello Georgetown Cupcake!

Good Ol’ Georgetown! There are so many visits to visit in this historic town. Among the many sights to see are the Old Stone House, Kennedy Homes, Tudor Place, Historic Churches and Georgetown University. No trip to Georgetown however would be complete without a visit to Georgetown Cupcakes.


The famous cupcake shop opened in Georgetown in 2008. Since then founders and sisters Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne  have expanded their cupcake empire to include locations in Bethesda, New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Georgetown Cupcakes was also the star of the reality show enter of a reality  “DC Cupcakes” that ran on TLC from 2010 to 2013.

Soon after touring the historic sights of Georgetown, I went to M street where Georgetown Cupcake is located. Spotting the bright pink signs, I happily made my way into the cute cupcake shop.  There was an abundant of delicious cupcake offerings that day. Their most popular, the red velvet cupcake, was of course offered. They also had some delicious offerings such as double milk chocolate birthday cupcakes, raspberry lemonade cupcake, lemon blossom cupcakes and coffee cookies and creme cupcakes.

After having quite a time deciding what to get, I chose to get their green tea butterfly cupcake and their raspberry swirl cheesecake cupcake.


The green tea butterfly cupcake is absolutely beautiful. It’s the perfect cupcake for springtime. It’s a green tea and citrus-infused cupcake with green tea-infused buttercream frosting. It is topped off with candy and yogurt-covered pretzel butterfly. I really liked the touch of the yogurt covered pretzels. The sweet crunchy pretzel went well with the green tea infused buttercream frosting.

My favorite however had to be the raspberry swirl cheesecake cupcake however. It is a raspberry swirl cheesecake baked with fresh raspberries and a graham cracker crust, topped with a Madagascar vanilla buttercream frosting and a pink fondant flower. This cupcake looks simple yet it is packed with delicious flavor. It was truly love at first bite when I bit into the crispy graham cracker crust at the bottom. The cheesecake itself was delightfully creamy and light. This truly was one of the best cupcakes ever.

In a town where there’s so many wonderful sights to visit, Georgetown Cupcake is a breath of fresh air. It’s a sweet place with sweet treats for locals and tourists. Their cupcakes are sure to bring a smile to anyone visiting Georgetown.

For more smiles, please read my Yelp review on Georgetown Cucpakes

Hello brains, fingers, skeletons….and hello kitty! It’s Halloween!

Hello brains, fingers, skeletons….and hello kitty! It’s Halloween!

Hello Halloween! I see you!


Ooh ghosts, goblins, witches and more! I love seeing all the different costumes and the smiles that come with each outfit every Halloween! It’s a time of fun festivities and creativity. Aside from folks being creative with costumes, I am fan of all the unique food dishes that people make! Scary, cute, weird…you name it! There seems to be a cool Halloween treat for every cool costume. At a recent Halloween party I saw this first hand.

Every neat idea starts with thoughts from the brain.

These brains are salmon mousse with capers and dill!

Of course you need fingers to make all this cool food!

These fingers are made out of sugar cookies with almonds and cocoa powder!

Once the food is made, it is truly a feast for the eyes! It’s so cool, that they made these eyes pop out!

Ooh La la, mozzarella with Spanish olives!

Every”body” has fun at Halloween!


Sweet treats are never lacking!



Whether you are a pirate, a homeless guy, a fox or a…hello kitty, Halloween parties are always a blast! Thanks to my friends Steph and Farman for the Halloween tricks and treats!


PS: Need a cool t-shirt for Halloween? Check out this Hello Kitty Zombie t-shirt that one of my blog readers told me about 😊

Happy 7th birthday Susiecakes!

Happy 7th birthday Susiecakes!

Happy 7th birthday Susiecakes!

Today my favorite cupcake bakery, Susiecakes celebrated their seven years with buy one, get one cupcakes!


In honor of their 7th birthday I am counting down 7 of my top favorite memories/Susiecakes moments! 10 yelp reviews and 60 yelp photos later, I narrowed it down to 7 moments that were simply special 😉

Special moment 1.) My very first Susiecakes cupcake is one I will never forget! It was love at first bite! The red velvet base was so moist and the cream on top was so sweet!


Special moment 2.) I got to try their special royal wedding cupcake when Kate and Prince William got married. It was a fairytale cupcake dream come true ;).


Special moment 3.) I watched the Olympics with their sweet special chocolate cupcake! If there was a gold medal for cupcakes, this would get it!


Special moment 4.) Being a part of their various birthday parties like their 5th birthday beach retro party was spectacular and special!


Special moment 5.) Starting the summer with their ice cream sandwiches was the best way to celebrate the summer solstice!


Special moment 6.) One of my favorite moments was on instagram! I was so honored and happy to be the first person Susiecakes followed on Instagram!


Special moment 7.) When it was my birthday, one of the best and sweetest moments was when my friend got me a lovely red velvet red velvet cake! Pink birthday writing and red velvet base, it truly was a perfect birthday cake for me!


Those are my top seven special moments with Susiecakes!
Hello Kitty Foodie wishes Susiecakes a very happy 7th birthday!
I am looking forward to many more years of special memories with my favorite bakery!

For more of my memorable moments I have had with Susiecakes, please see my yelp reviews on Susiecakes as well as my latest article on South Bay Foodies.

Hello Duff’s cakemix!

Hello Duff’s cakemix!

My friends and I had a great time on Saturday with cupcake decorating at the Duff’s Cakemix studio owned by Chef Duff Goldman of Food Network’s Ace of Cakes.

For my cupcake kit I got four flavors: four flavors: red velvet, chocolate, marble and chocolate. I chose to do a Hello Kitty and friends cupcake theme with Hello Kitty, Keroppi, Badtz Maru and My Melody

It was a Saturday and the place was packed with people! Ingredients were running out. There was no more white frosting and white fondant which led to a orange faced My Melody cupcake for me. Hehe! It was fun times, nonetheless, and we even a got a photo op with Duff! (My photo was even liked by Duff’s cupcakes on Instagram a couple days later!)


Fun times all around! Cupcakes and friends! It was awesome!

For more smiles, please see my recent yelp review on Duff’s cakemix.