Vanilla Bake Shop. LAX……



I found these little mini cupcakes in the departure lounge at LAX on Friday afternoon. Gingerbread, Vanilla Bean and Chocolate…..they were delicious gems of sweetness and delight.


Having just spent the last three weeks travelling around California, Arizona and Nevada I was on the hunt for good cupcakes (and coffee, but more about that in another blog). To be honest I was rather disappointed by the lack of bakeries making cupcakes but the establishments that we did find had some fantastic varieties available. 


The ones that we found were:

Sprinkles in La Jolla, San Diego

Sift in Bel Aire Plaza, Napa

Kara’s Cupcakes, Napa

 Cups Organic Cupcakes, La Jolla


Without a doubt the best was the lemon filled one from Kara’s at Oxbow Market in Napa – simply beautiful.

I have come up with some wonderful combinations so watch this space over the next few weeks for USA inspired cupcakes baking.

Kara’s Cupcakes, Napa……..



So, we have been in the USA now for 7 days and I have just found some cupcakes worth reporting. Well, I didn’t find them and have to thank my sister-in-law for directions to the Oxbow Market in Napa and Kara’s Cupcakes.


These are mini cupcakes, although they do regular sized ones as well. I ordered a mini red velvet and a lemon filled cupcake. They were delicious and, if you are ever in Napa, they are well worth trying. I believe they have other outlets in California too.


I have a further 2 weeks of road trip to find more cupcakes……any suggestions?