Burbank >Community & Social Services > Yummy Cupcakes
2918 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA | Directions 9150534.170089 -118.339420
Su 10a-5p; M-Sa 10a-7p
Hit or Miss – I've had one bad experience here, and one knock-you-out-of-your-chair good experience here.
BAD: I bought a cupcake here that was dry and a little bland. I mean, come on people, the cost of the ingredients for each cupcake is about 47 cents. Every hour, throw the stuff away, and start fresh. We're paying three dollars, so come on. There have to be volumes written about this in food service publications.
Also, I find it odd that there are never the same people working here. That's just weird. I assume they have turnover issues, which makes for some serious expenditures in training and supervising.
GOOD: I had the greatest cupcake of my life here last week. The Frozen Banana Cupcake was a revelation-- A moist vanilla cupcake with banana flavored icing, or vice versa, dipped in a hard shell coating of firm rich fudge-like chocolate and sprinkled with almond bits. Just spectacular. Elegant beyond belief. A triumph.
GREAT CUPCAKES – I am a cupcake enthusiast. This is definitely one of the best next to Sprinkles. I don't know what everyone has against Sprinkles, but anyway this place is just as good.
I suggest you put the cupcakes in the refrigerator for half an hour, it makes the icing firm, which I think makes it easier to eat and it's delicious!
Oh but everyone is right about the service. Unless you're the ONLY one there, service is soooo slow! It's like they ignore other customers until it's your turn. They don't consider the line. It's not a big deal unless you're in a hurry.
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best cupcakes in LA – I've never liked Sprinkles in Beverly Hills. Their frosting was always way too heavy and sweet. I have been to Yummy dozens of times now and had most of their flavors. I have never had anything but the perfect cupcake. So delicious! Their "old school" is my favorite flavor.
great chocolate goodies – Nieghbors of ours recently visited the LA area and brought us back a box of Chocolate Truffles from the Yummy shop They were great. Come to find out that my cousins are the owners of the business. Their Dad and myself were long time firends starting in college. The coincidence plus the delicious Truffles was wonderful. Our best wishes to the Yummy crew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dry Cupcakes – I love cupcakes and had searched for bakeries that specializes in cupcakes after having tried several excellent ones throughout Greater L.A. I came across a listing for Yummy's that touted great cupcakes and tried it over the weekend, but I was highly disappointed by their dryness. I had purchased 5 different types and all had the same dry texture so I won't be going back, especially when each of the cupcakes were about three bucks a piece.
good, not sanitary. – I think they are very good. My friend thinks they are too sweet. I do agree with another poster that they are not sanitary. Last time I was there I saw a server take some extra mint frosting off the side of a displayed cupcake and lick it off her finger. I guess she thought nobody was looking.
Good cupcakes, but kind of far away from it all – Unless you live in or near Burbank, Yummy Cupcakes is a bit of a drive. I'm from the downtown L.A. area and normally stick to the Beverly Hills and West Hollywood areas for food outings. Even though the cupcakes here are good, the icing was very greasy. It may be worth a stop if I'm in the area already, but definitely not a whole trip. Prices are very reasonable though!
Yucky cupcakes – On the day of a big meeting I had I went into Yummy Cupcakes, after having left Auntie Em's in Eagle Rock with nothing due to issues with "cleanliness". I had only heard about Yummy from my Post Office and they said it was better than Sprinkles in Beverly Hills. Sprinkles handles a lot of my business, so with me in a bind, I thought I would give them a try. It looked clean - how can you screw up a cupcake. Long story short, the cupcakes were horrible. I was so embarrassed to have brought those into the studio. The icing was disgusting. Cupcakes from the grocery store are better.
Good tasting but not sanitary. – Cupcakes are sweet but dry, with the flavoring coming from the icing. Hugh choice of variety, but service is a little slow. They are not sanitary. I saw a server taking fresh cupcakes from the oven and putting them on the counter with her bare hands, and the servers put the cupcakes in the boxes without plastic shields or gloves, just their hands.
Crummy Cupcakes – I can't believe this place was considered the best of Citysearch. I've tried several cupcakes from Crumbs in Beverly Hills, Violet's in Pasadena, Auntie Em's Kitchen in Eagle Rock, and The cupcakery in Las Vegas and they are way better compared to this bakery. Not only was the service slow (we waited 15 mins to get our cupcakes when there was only one lady ahead of us who ordered 5 cupcakes) and unfriendly (the girl in the tattoo didn't even want to help us) but the place smelled funny and was stuffy inside. Furthermore, the cleaning mop was in plain view behind the cupcakes. Despite the service and aesthetics, I also had the worst cupcakes in the world. The cupcakes were extremely dry, bland, and hard as a rock. Most of the taste came from the frosting, which was too sweet. The cupcakes I make from store bought powder mix are even better than what this place had to offer. However, I must acknowledge that of the four cupcakes I had, only one was decent (the one with fudge inside), not excellent. Because of the inconsistent quality of the cupcake, I do not recommend this place to anyone. Eating a cupcake from here is a waste of calories and a huge disappointment. If you're in the area and have a sweet tooth, skip this place and head down to Porto's, which is on the same street where the baked goods are amazing.
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