I know the fad is long gone, but I don't care. On trend or not, sometimes you just want a cupcake to satisfy that sugar craving! (Pictured: Golden Butter Cupcakes with Madagascar Vanilla Buttercream) My new favorite bakery that does the job is Sugar Blossom Bake Shop in San Clemente. Its cupcakes and other confections are made from scratch daily and with only the best ingredients—Valrhona and Callebaut chocolate, Madagascar Bourbon vanilla, and organic dairy products.
Another must-have—but only available on Sundays--are its Macademia Nut Cinnamon Rolls. Buttermilk biscuit dough, rolled in cinnamon sugar and topped with a macadamia nut glaze—need I say more?
204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949-429-5555, sugarblossombakeshop.com