Crumbs Bake Shop
9465 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Crumbs sells really big cupcakes that make Sprinkles cupcakes look like babies. I love the variety here. The display case has so many cupcakes and some cookies, brownies, and other sweets to choose from. In fact, I get quite overwhelmed every time I come here because I cannot choose what I am going to order.
Tips: Park in the structure on Canon for cheap/free, if you aren't lucky enough to snag street parking. Beverly Hills area has a few of these lots!
There are only a few metal tables inside and outside, so if you are lucky you can grab one and sit down or eat while you take a stroll outside. If the line for Sprinkles down the street is too long then don't fret...Crumbs will satisfy your sweet tooth at a great price for a bigger cupcake.
Although there is always a longer line outside of Sprinkles, I think Crumbs is much better. They have a better variety and tastier and fluffier cake. If you can't decide, you can't go wrong with thier sample pack of 16 of thier most popular in tiny cup cake sizes.
07/20/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Although this bakery is a New York transplant, I'd argue that a comparison can be drawn between Crumbs cupcakes and the superficial people in Hollywood; what's on the outside is the best part. Without the frosting and goodies on top, Crumbs cupcakes don't really stand out. However, once they're all dressed up, it's a whole different story and you just can't wait to devour them. Snocaps, peanut butter cups, brownies, and pistachios are just a few of the things that they use to decorate their cupcakes. Think that sounds good? Wait until you hear some of their flavors: White Hot Chocolate, Fluffernutter, and Caramel Apple are just the tip of the icing. Flavors aside, Crumbs also wins the award for having the most options for cupcake size. They offer ""taste"" (a mini), ""classic"" and the ""Signature"" which is a giant cupcake. I really only use this bakery for their mini cupcakes which are absolutely perfect for parties.
08/30/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have been around to most of the cupcake bakeries and Crumbs reminds me of when I was kid eating my birthday cake. The cake is moist and the the frosting is creamy. I judge cupcakes by how a a simple vanilla cupcake tatstes. I couldn't even finish a vanilla cupcake from Sprinkles. It tasted like cardboard and stale air. I had two bites and I threw it in the trash. Vanilla bakeshop has more of a gourmet feel. I loved their red velvet and meyer lemon but their vanilla was to sweet. At Lark I had the lemon white chocolate. It was ok but my husbands chocolate moose frosting was divine. Yummy was average. I have yet to find the perfect cupcake but Crumbs will satisfy me till I can find the time to bake in my own kitchen.
08/10/2008Provided by Citysearch -
So... I've heard alot about this place on TV, but it wasn't as great as it's made out to be... The cupcake was huge and the prices were pretty reasonable... But the cupcake itself was pretty dry... Service was okay... but if I want some really great cupcakes... I'll be down the street...
05/23/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Crumbs may trump neighboring competitor Sprinkles in cupcake size, but not in quality. Compared to Sprinkles, Crumbs? offers cupcakes that are considerably larger and come in wider range of flavors on a daily basis. Classic red velvet and chocolate fudge cupcakes as well as unconventional Twinkie and blueberry swirl varieties can be found in the display case that spans almost the entire width of the small shop. Crumbs further distinguishes itself from Sprinkles by offering other desserts, including cookies and brownies.
Yet while it might be fun to look at the Reese?s Peanut Butter cupcake erupting with candy bits or the banana split one that is even topped with a cherry, Crumbs? creativity is not matched in taste. Their cake mix in their colorful, M$M cupcake came across dry, and the icing was in desperate need of a more full-bodied creaminess. The moistness of Sprinkles? cupcakes and the balanced richness of their icing flavors were much missed. It was suddenly very apparently why of the two similarly-sized cupcakes shops just blocks from each other, Crumbs was not the one with the long queue of costumers out the door.
If you?re going to spend the money on gourmet cupcakes, you might as well spend the extra time waiting in line at Sprinkles.
05/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
You definitely have to split these cupcakes with someone! While Sprinkles down the street has the best red velvet cupcakes, Crumbs definitely has the most creative and interesting kinds of cupcakes. While the cupcakes can sometimes be dry, other times amazing, overall their cake is very good and their fillings add something extra to the cupcake. My favorite is their chocolate raspberry one!