When my friend Stephanie suggested going to a San Carlos cupcake shop, who was I to say no? Cupcakes are the latest trend (a trend that seems to be sticking). And providing the cupcakes taste better than mine (which come from a box mix), I’m game.
She took me to Vanilla Moon Bakery on Laurel Street. Open now for seven months, the local owner serves up the treats herself, with a rotating assortment including tiramisu, German chocolate, lemon crème, S’mores (graham cracker, marshmallow and chocolate), red velvet with cream cheese frosting, carrot with cream cheese frosting, and “Hi Hat” – which has a high marshmallow topping dipped in chocolate. Of course you can also choose the basic chocolate and vanilla
Cupcakes are $3.25-$3.50 each, with some flavors available in taster sizes. Vanilla Moon serves scones and other pastries as well. They were delicious!
Get a cup of coffee or tea to go with the cupcake, and sit outside when the weather is nice. Or enjoy the warmth of the rich purple walls inside. It's a great place to chat with the girls. Or to take your kids for a special treat.
Vanilla Moon Bakery, 872 Laurel Street, (650) 593-3015
Photo courtesy of Clever Cupcakes, some rights reserved