Crumbs

★★★☆☆
  • 216 N Larchmont Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90004

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  • 323-464-8400

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Monday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Tuesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Wednesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Friday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Saturday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Sunday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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Take it from a cupcake connoisseur, Crumbs is definitely not the place to get your cupcake fix.

If you like large, over-priced cupcakes with lackluster ingredients, please go ahead and visit Crumbs. If you don't, keep reading...

I've tried a whooping five cupcakes on two different visits just to make sure I wasn't the only crazy one who isn't a fan of Crumbs.

I spent a Saturday cupcake-tasting with four close friends splitting four cupcakes into somewhat equal pieces of five. We ate each cupcake one at a time, criticizing every aspect of the cupcake.

Crumbs has a great selection of cupcakes. Flavors range from the popular Artie Lange, banana Baba Booey, Margarita, Hostess, and the list goes on...

I've tried the (1) chocolate brownie, (2) raspberry chocolate, (3) red velvet, (4) grasshopper, and (5) cappuccino.

(1) The cake and the frosting of the chocolate brownie were both very dry. It was topped with three tiny brownie bites and a drizzle of chocolate. The chocolate wasn't rich and clearly was of poor quality.
(2) The raspberry chocolate was the 2nd best out of the cupcakes. The raspberry frosting was a bit tart and a little sweet with a moister cake.
(3) The red velvet cake wasn't memorable and rich in flavor like Sprinkles. Instead, it was a bit dry and wasn't topped with traditional cream cheese frosting. No cream cheese frosting... yeah you heard me!
(4) The grasshopper, a mint chocolate cupcake, tasted like toothpaste and overpowered the flavor of the chocolate.
(5) The best cupcake of the lot was the cappuccino. The cake was moist and the frosting screamed coffee and paired well with the chocolate.

All of the cupcakes were not only topped, but filled with frosting. I'm okay with overly frosted cupcakes, because I can down frosting shots like no other, but there is NO excuse for dry cake! With little turnover, at the Glendale Americana, it is no wonder that these cupcakes were dry. Overall, I don't like to take my chances with a $3.75 cupcake that has a 60% of being dry.

In this case, quantity definitely doesn't equate to quality. Check out SusieCakes, Sprinkles, Kiss My Bundt, Dots, etc. for cupcakey goodness!

foodismynish OUT!

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★★☆☆☆

Take it from a cupcake connoisseur, Crumbs is definitely not the place to get your cupcake fix.

If you like large, over-priced cupcakes with lackluster ingredients, please go ahead and visit Crumbs. If you don't, keep reading...

I've tried a whooping five cupcakes on two different visits just to make sure I wasn't the only crazy one who isn't a fan of Crumbs.

I spent a Saturday cupcake-tasting with four close friends splitting four cupcakes into somewhat equal pieces of five. We ate each cupcake one at a time, criticizing every aspect of the cupcake.

Crumbs has a great selection of cupcakes. Flavors range from the popular Artie Lange, banana Baba Booey, Margarita, Hostess, and the list goes on...

I've tried the (1) chocolate brownie, (2) raspberry chocolate, (3) red velvet, (4) grasshopper, and (5) cappuccino.

(1) The cake and the frosting of the chocolate brownie were both very dry. It was topped with three tiny brownie bites and a drizzle of chocolate. The chocolate wasn't rich and clearly was of poor quality.
(2) The raspberry chocolate was the 2nd best out of the cupcakes. The raspberry frosting was a bit tart and a little sweet with a moister cake.
(3) The red velvet cake wasn't memorable and rich in flavor like Sprinkles. Instead, it was a bit dry and wasn't topped with traditional cream cheese frosting. No cream cheese frosting... yeah you heard me!
(4) The grasshopper, a mint chocolate cupcake, tasted like toothpaste and overpowered the flavor of the chocolate.
(5) The best cupcake of the lot was the cappuccino. The cake was moist and the frosting screamed coffee and paired well with the chocolate.

All of the cupcakes were not only topped, but filled with frosting. I'm okay with overly frosted cupcakes, because I can down frosting shots like no other, but there is NO excuse for dry cake! With little turnover, at the Glendale Americana, it is no wonder that these cupcakes were dry. Overall, I don't like to take my chances with a $3.75 cupcake that has a 60% of being dry.

In this case, quantity definitely doesn't equate to quality. Check out SusieCakes, Sprinkles, Kiss My Bundt, Dots, etc. for cupcakey goodness!

foodismynish OUT!

Pros: extra-large cupcakes, variety of flavors

Cons: inconsistent texture, not moist, inferior ingredients

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I picked up 4 cupcakes for a small dinner party (red velvet, chocolate and 2 vanilla) here. I had a bite of each flavor and they were all delicious. A little too pricey and definitely not an every day/week/or monthly treat.

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★★★★☆

I picked up 4 cupcakes for a small dinner party (red velvet, chocolate and 2 vanilla) here. I had a bite of each flavor and they were all delicious. A little too pricey and definitely not an every day/week/or monthly treat.

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Lovely cupcakes served up by lovely staff. They even gave out tiny sample-sized cupcakes to help me choose what I wanted!

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★★★★★

Lovely cupcakes served up by lovely staff. They even gave out tiny sample-sized cupcakes to help me choose what I wanted!

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If you're going to be opportunistic and unoriginal and jump on the cupcake bandwagon, at least try to make the cake part moist. Boo!

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★☆☆☆☆

If you're going to be opportunistic and unoriginal and jump on the cupcake bandwagon, at least try to make the cake part moist. Boo!

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I've been a fan of Crumbs Bakeshop since trying the infamous Artie Lange cupcake at the store in Beverly HIlls. It's a vanilla cake filled with chocolate cream cheese frosting, then topped with vanilla cream cheese frosting, dipped in chocolate fondant, then finally rolled in sprinkles. Amazing.

Crumbs has only gotten sweeter since opening their second LA storefront in Larchmont Village. They have the same variety of cupcakes (36 flavors! Crazy ones like Banana Split and Hostess to a basic vanilla cake with vanilla frosting), but feature a more refined, Euro-cafe style atmosphere. Sadly, there is no seating, but the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. A definite new staple for Larchmont!

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★★★★★

I've been a fan of Crumbs Bakeshop since trying the infamous Artie Lange cupcake at the store in Beverly HIlls. It's a vanilla cake filled with chocolate cream cheese frosting, then topped with vanilla cream cheese frosting, dipped in chocolate fondant, then finally rolled in sprinkles. Amazing.

Crumbs has only gotten sweeter since opening their second LA storefront in Larchmont Village. They have the same variety of cupcakes (36 flavors! Crazy ones like Banana Split and Hostess to a basic vanilla cake with vanilla frosting), but feature a more refined, Euro-cafe style atmosphere. Sadly, there is no seating, but the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. A definite new staple for Larchmont!

Pros: Cupcakes, Variety, Customer Service

Cons: Seating, Crowds

 

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