hey cupcake!

My pal Megan (that’s cancer-fighting Megan to you long-time readers, assuming there are any!) told me the cupcakes at Trader Joe’s are really tasty, so of course I had to try them.

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She was largely influenced by the colors of the sprinkles, since they are not your run-of-the-mill pastels.
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The sort of sage green sprinkles? Megan claims those are the tastiest. I must confess that I did not taste the sprinkles individually, so I have no opinion on this matter. The cakes are dense yet moist and have a nice vanilla flavor. The frosting was more buttery than cream cheesy, and that was not particularly pleasing to me, since I have finally come to terms with the fact that I am not really a buttercream gal. Too buttery = ick. Bump up the cream cheese factor, and these would be super duper tasty!

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12 Responses to hey cupcake!

  1. reese says:

    I have never even seen these at our local TJs! Then again, I don’t really look for their baked items other than bread. Hmm… not being cream cheesey enough would be bad for me as well. I prefer cream cheese over butter anyday!

  2. Donna says:

    Oh, yum!! I am a buttercream girl, so I bet I’d love those. Too bad we don’t have a TJ’s in this area….or maybe that’s a good thing for my diet! 🙂

  3. Janel says:

    TJ’s= love

  4. Charles says:

    yum!!!! Can you pass me one!!! It looks really good!!! Pink yellow white..feel like in heaven~~~
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  5. Charles says:

    yum!!!! Can you pass me one!!! It looks really good!!! Pink yellow white..feel like in heaven~~~
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  6. Charles says:

    yum!!!! Can you pass me one!!! It looks really good!!! Pink yellow white..feel like in heaven~~~
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  7. Kelly says:

    No one trusts me when I say I like the chocolate sprinkles best- they taste diffrent. Really. I dont like the rainbow ones as much. But those colors are tempting me.

  8. amisha says:

    i just visited trader joe’s for the first time when visiting LA last week… wheee! i didn’t see any cupcakes, though. but– i bought some good shortbready cookies covered with chocolate and filled with caramel, lemon curd (gift), and some exceedingly spicy and delicious organic candied ginger. yum.

  9. Pat H says:

    If you liked the Trader Joes cupcakes try the TJ’s Green Tea Baking mix for muffins. Just wonderful.

  10. Suz says:

    I love those sprinkles! They’re “Let’s Do…Carnival sprinkelz.” Very tasty.

  11. anna says:

    I am so glad to have been reading long enough that Megan can be just Megan now! Hoorah Megan!
    (And also cupcakes) 🙂

  12. Alma says:

    Keep those TJ’s tips coming…. tried those mini-peanut butter cups after your fave. Yum Yum.

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