I have been hearing about Sprinkles cupcakes for a few years. Our local Sprinkles is about 30 minutes away in the posh part of Scottsdale...not my usual stomping grounds.
But last week I had my first...and my second!
My daughter, my grand kids and I were driving on the 101 north. I was driving, the g-kids were in the back and my daughter was on her phone checking Facebook. She made the announcement that if we went to Sprinkles and said the secret word..."Salty Sweet" we could get a free cupcake. I was curious why the word was Salty Sweet...because that was the kind of free cupcake they were giving way. Okay how close were we to Sprinkles? The next exit...it was meant to be...today would be the day for my very first Sprinkles cupcake...but Salty Sweet just didn't sound too great, I was going to have a Red Velvet even if I had to pay for it. We got off the freeway exit, a few turns later we were in front of Sprinkles. We walked in and waited our turn... eying the display case for the kind of cupcake we were going to order...along with our free ones. When it was our turn we all whispered "Salty Sweet", he smiled and thanked us for whispering...they had just finished frosting the cupcakes. He boxed up the ones we ordered and in a separate box placed our free "Salty Sweet". We thanked him, and got back out on the road.
When we got home we did a taste test...the Red Velvet was great, but the Salty Sweet was wonderful...the Salty Sweet was CARMEL!
It's nice to know I can still be pleasantly surprised