Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cupcakes Are A Girl's Best Friend: Sparkles Cupcakery, Bangkok

'Add Sparkles, eat more cupcakes'.  Now this is one mantra that you can imagine Carrie Bradshaw from Sex And The City might have chanted back in the day.

Sparkles is not your normal cupcake bakery.  It is a gourmet cupcake bakery for grown ups who love a bit of the sweet life.  You won't find any artificial sprinkles or oreo cookies here.  All the ingredients are carefully sourced, and every cupcake is freshly baked and lovingly frosted by the one and only Thai-American Sophie. 

The bakery is small, but everything is beautifully laid out.  You'll notice how each cake stand houses just one cupcake.  Do not fret, Sophie has a whole lot more in her upstairs pantry should you request several others (which isn't hard to do by the way!). 

There is a little corner should you want to eat your cake there and then.  And you can also request a hot or cold beverage to go with it. 

Now, before I go any further, I have to tell you that I came to Sparkles twice, two days in a row in fact. 

On my first day, I had the 'Marbled red velvet cake'.  The sponge was moist, the frosting was light, it wasn't too sweet and it wasn't too dense.  I have to confess, this was the best cupcake I have had in Bangkok.

The next day, I decided to come back to make sure that this wasn't just a one-off lucky find.  On Sophie's recommendation, I tried the 'Champagne Diamond' (named after a gemstone); peanut butter cream cheese banana cake with maple syrup. 

Again, the sponge was moist, the frosting was light, the touch of maple syrup gave it a bonus oomph ... I was in heaven. 

These cupcakes are the real deal and Sophie is genius with her sweet combinations.

There are 55 flavours to choose from.  That means I need to come back 52 more times just to try each one and even then, I imagine Sparkles will have added more flavours to the list.  All I can say is, one can never have enough cupcakes!

Since everything is made from scratch, using only the finest ingredients including organic eggs, Madagascar vanilla, Canadian maple syrup and no trans fats, you can rest assured that Sparkles cupcakes are the ultimate guilt-free cupcakes that taste like real cupcakes should. 

And just to add, you can also get your fill of delicious American-style cookies here as well.

Sparkles Cupcakery
2/6 Sukhumvit Soi 53, (Soi Padi-Mani), Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0)81 136 3367

Nearest BTS: Thonglor, exit 1.  Walk straight ahead at the bottom of the BTS stairs, take the first turn on your right into Sukhumvit Soi 53 and Sparkles is just ahead on the right hand side.

Mon-Sat: 9am-7pm
Sun: 11am-6pm

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