Saturday, June 12, 2010

American Cupcake, please have a seat...

Am I dreaming?

Yesterday was one of those days that I wish I had my "real" camera and not my cell phone camera! I'm strolling down Union Street in San Francisco and staring at me through the window are rows and rows of whimsical cupcakes. Welcome to American Cupcake.

Are you kidding? Bubble gum, pixie stix and cotton candy cupcakes? I'm in!

Wait, is this a disco? No, it's a restaurant/dessert lounge. White patent leather banquettes and colored “gumball” lights create a Willy Wonka-meets-modern soda fountain effect.

This place is not just for kids. They serve candy cocktails and have an extensive beer and wine menu. How about a single cupcake and wine pairing?

And they have a full menu of "real food" like BBQ chicken sandwiches, tuna melts, cheese plates and more from chef Carina Lampkin.


These cotton candy cupcakes send me over the top! These pretty blue babies have little cotton candy "pops" on them!

Remember Pixie Stix when you were growing up? How about cupcakes dusted with Pixie Stix?

19 cupcake flavors.
8 peanut butter & jelly options.
13 candy cocktail selections.
16 item savory menu.
candy apples, whoopie pies, fried oreos.

Just how fun is this?


They even cater to our four-legged friends...

Although I haven't tasted a cupcake yet, you know I will be back there soon. I did bring my husband home some cotton candy. This is my new favorite place, if only just to look!

If you're in the area, be sure and visit American Cupcake. I promise the eye-candy alone will make you full!

American Cupcake
1919 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
415.896.4217

15 comments:

Mela said...

OMG they're so amazing!!!!
xo Mela

Cashon&Co said...

oh my........ that looks like heaven to me!!! did you eat one?

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

does it not all look divine- I would weight 600 lbs if I lived near bye. I just love reading your posts...

Karen

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

OMG! I totally need to visit that place one day! Totally up my alley! Have you seen my cupcake challenge on the blog? SO much fun!! :)

xx
dagny

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Love those ceiling lights,so much fun to go with all the yummy treats. Fun post Lynn. Much love XO

FrenchBlue said...

O M G!! No way! This will be our next stop together for sure! Looks like a step up from Dylans:) No wonder you felt like you were on a "trip" This are g r A t e and the BEST EVER!!
XO

Jacqueline said...

Oh Lynn,
I want to try every flavour. They are really original. What a great place.Be sure to let us know what they taste like when you have one, won't you ? XXXX

mapledreams said...

WOW!!!! i'd LOVE to visit a place like that!!xx

a whole lotta love said...

I've seen more cupcake places popping up that you can believe. Is it becoming an American obsession? We have one place that serves icecream scoops inside the cupcakes. Its SOO good. These ones look superbly divine though. I love the diner-style restaurant too!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

funny that this beautiful post is about cupackes. I found this great pic (of cupcakes) on google images that was from your blog. Hope it is ok that I put it on my blog with a link to you.

Karen

24 Corners said...

And this will be opening up in Seattle WHEN????? Please AND thank you! xo J~

Eleanor said...

omg... this is amazing. cannot believe it. that is my heaven. pity we dont have them here. i'll plan a trip just to go! :) xxx http://improcrastinate.blogspot.com xxx

Uncle Beefy said...

Okay, Lady... you, me, & Melissa? Here? Sometime soon? YES?!! (Or eventually, anyway.) Sigh.

La Dolfina said...

Awesome find Lynn... I can't wait to go!!!

Cathi said...

Yum..that sounds like my kind of place! xxoo :)