Friday, February 20, 2009
Who needs that other cupcake place that always has a line when you've got Dot's Cupcakes?
I love Dot's Cupcakes. No, I mean I loooooooove Dot's Cupcakes.
It's partly because their cupcakes have the perfect frosting to cake ratio and are as cute as a button. It's partly because their cupcakes are moist but not too dense. It's also partly because their cupcakes aren't too sickeningly sweet.
Yes, it's all those things that make Dot's Cupcakes the best cupcake shop in LA, in my opinion. But there's one more reason why the folks at this tiny little Pasadena cupcakery have my heart: I especially, especially love them because they had my back when I was a raging, hormonal, pregnant bitch.
It went something like this:
A very pregnant DG was craving red velvet cupcakes and drove to Dot's on Arroyo Parkway to get some.
Guy in front of me buys the last two red velvet cupcakes.
While he is choosing his other cupcakes, one of Dot's other employees starts to help me.
I ask if they have any more red velvet cupcakes. They don't.
I say sonofabitch!
Last-two-red-velvet-cupcake-thief is still there and sees that I am obviously hungry, pregnant, and irrational but does not offer to let me have one of his. He ducks out before I get a chance to sock him.
Dots owner goes in the back and pulls out a mini red velvet cupcake that has a little dent on the side and offers it to me on the house.
I told them that I love them.
And I do.
I really, really do.
400 S. Arroyo Parkway
Second location at:
21 N. Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105