A new establishment just opened a mere block from my house: Diana Sproveri: designer bake shop. This spells my doom. (My tasty, tasty doom.)

On Thursdays from 5-9pm, the bake shop has Cupcake Happy Hour. (I know, right?) As a reward for making a deadline last week, I walked over to check the place out.

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It’s a small, bright studio designed to highlight its cupcake masterpieces. There were so many wonderfully elegant offerings, that I immediately knew I was in trouble.

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Ultimately, I settled on four cupcakes:

Charlie Brown: rich pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese icing and nutmeg
Yvette: lemon and lavender Madagascar bourbon vanilla cupcake with lemon curd, lemon-zested icing and lemon sugar
Craft: Valrhona chocolate cupcake with caramel sauce, whipped ganache and sea salt
Red Carpet: buttermilk red velvet cake with cream cheese icing

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I’d be hard pressed to choose a favorite among these because all were excellent…and because the other treats I brought home from the shop blew me away completely. I’m talking about “Lollibakes.”

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These dense little treats-on-a-stick were so delicious, I found myself making appreciative noises with each heavenly bite. I had gotten three: Pumpkin Spice, Mexican Hot Chocolate, and Cookie Dough, although I had foolishly promised the third to Chris. (I will not make that mistake again.) In case I’m not making this clear:

You must try the Lollibakes!

And please, visit Diana Sproveri if you can. It’s a great shop and I want it to stick around for a long time. I didn’t realize that living a block from a place that holds Cupcake Happy Hour was a life-long dream, but now I realize that it is.

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      1. Ha! I didn't notice the cat until you said that, and I had to go back to see. Nooo kitteh!

        I'm in love with the idea of lollibakes! Everything's supposed to be better on a stick, right?

  1. OMG. From that very first photo of the Charlie Browns, I was salivating…and if you saw the cupcake options around here, you would know just HOW big my eyes got as your entry continued!

    Soooooooo jealous, and so happy you've found this place! PLEASE keep posting photos for my vicarious delight. :)

    1. I doubt shipping cupcakes to Wales would result in tasty cupcakes, but I'll keep my eyes open for alternatives!

      Did you see the bonus cat picture in the last shot?? :-D

    1. I'm waiting for today's cupcake and lollibake flavors to be announced on Twitter. Then I will decide *how many* I need when I walk over tonight. :-D

    1. The Craft was delicious! I've never had sea salt on my cupcakes before, but it was really interesting — especially those big sea salt chunks. The caramel was all gooey and awesome, my favorite part.

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