For many foodies, the cupcake craze has been overtaken by a food truck frenzy, but I still keep coming back to Yummy Cupcakes in Burbank. For one, they’re located on a neat stretch of Magnolia Boulevard right by Halloweentown and the sadly soon-to-close 8-Ball.
And they also get bonus points for creativity. Yummy has a roster of more than 200 flavors, and every month they feature a few dozen of them as rotating daily specials. I’ve been wanting to try their cocktail-inspired offerings (Mai Tai, Pina Colada, Strawberry Daiquiri, etc.) and finally got the chance when they put the Blue Hawaiian on the menu for July and August.
The Blue Hawaiian cupcake ($3) is made with rum, blue curacao and bits of shredded pineapple, and then topped with whipped pineapple buttercream frosting and a tropical drink umbrella. It didn’t really remind me of the drink, but it was delicious! The flavors are actually very subtle so the pineapple stands out, although one from our batch did have a distinctly boozey aftertaste.
Not all their concoctions are winners in my book (see: Pancakes & Bacon) but the Blue Hawaiian definitely is. (I also can’t leave without picking up a Peanut Butter Cup or two.)
They have a monthly calendar on their web site so you can find out what will be available each day, and you can also vote on the flavors for the next month. Who’s with me on a campaign for Mai Tai?
2918 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(There’s also a location in Santa Monica)