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American Cupcake

So this weekend I was up in San Francisco for work and for the half marathon! It was a great weekend and I got to meet up with my friends on Saturday after working all day at the expo. We hit up Little Star Pizza for dinner and I was famished so I basically ate a ton of pizza and caprese salad, which seems to be my new obsession. Little Star was awesome and it was great hanging out with everyone for a night.

Over dinner, Maritza was mentioning about a place that did cupcake and wine parings in the city.

WHAT. This place sounded way too good to be true, so I demanded we must travel there next. I could wait. I love cupcakes and this place sounded awesome. We got the best parking spot around and walked into American Cupcake and I was NOT disappointed! It’s mood there was awesome, they were playing some sweet jams and the cupcakes were all displayed perfectly. It was love at first site. They had macaroni and cheese and some other treats as well. To me that is the top of the line! So we sat down at the bar and order different stuff for each of us. I ended up with a Willy Wonka gone Wild. It had a coconut, red velvet and vanilla cupcake.

It was maybe the best idea ever! Everything was awesome and the frosting was the BEST part. Normally I’m not a big frosting girl because it overloads you with sugar and makes my tummy hurt, but yum yum, this frosting was light and freaking awesome! It was like marshmallow fluff! Awesome.

Everything was absolutely delish! The owner of the bakery was working on a ton of different cupcakes and when you ordered them at the store, they were frosted right in front of you. Made the frosting and overall cupcake 100x better! So I’m pretty much in love with this place.

Maritza and I, so happy to be together and eating cupcakes! Here’s a list of their pairings.

The owner is one smart cupcake to start this because it was basically brilliant. Like, beyond brilliant. Awesome concept, awesome delivery, and awesome, AWESOME product. Yummy win on many levels. If you are ever in San Fran and looking for the best place around, be sure to visit American Cupcake, you definitely won’t be disappointed!

Tomorrow, race recap!


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  • Reply Newlywed Next Door

    AMAZING! I must go here next time I am in SF!

    July 27, 2010 at 8:55 am
  • Reply Nina

    I have been WAITING for this post! Oh be still. You know my thoughts on cupcakes and cretive ways of enjoying food. Oh and by the way, there is the most perfect cupcake spot in Ballantyne for your September visit! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

    July 27, 2010 at 8:56 am
  • Reply Christina

    thanks for posting. hubby and i are going to sonoma and san fran for labor day weekend and im definitely adding this to our things to do.

    July 27, 2010 at 8:56 am
  • Reply Jocelyn

    UM, wow. I want that! I want that now. Damn it!! I may have to fly out to San Fran just for that!!

    July 27, 2010 at 9:01 am
  • Reply Katie D

    OH, DANICA! Your blog adventures make me want to move across the country to the west coast.

    July 27, 2010 at 9:03 am
  • Reply Heather

    LOVE IT! I’m going to SF in a couple of weeks and I am totally going to check this place out!

    July 27, 2010 at 9:10 am
  • Reply Lizzy @LBBakes

    Oh my gosh, that place looks amazing! Okay… who wants to start a cupcake bar with me?!

    July 27, 2010 at 9:34 am
  • Reply Nickie

    Hi Danica,
    I am pretty new to running (about 9 months now…from couch to road). I recently did my 1st half and am not training for my 1st full marathon in Chicago (with 4 of my friends). Scared silly, but excited. I just wanted to tell you that I stumbled across your blog and love it. Thank you! I especially like the products (most recently the show review) you review. I am kinda a “gear whore”. Love it all, or at least trying it. Anyway, thank you so much for sharing your journey!

    July 27, 2010 at 10:01 am
  • Reply J

    Oh that looks like a really awesome place to go! There is so much stuff to do in SF! I need to get myself on an airplane and visit!

    July 27, 2010 at 10:01 am
  • Reply Nicole

    SOOOOO jealous of this amazing place!! I must come here ASAP!!! :) miss you d!

    July 27, 2010 at 10:11 am
  • Reply Kate

    OMG WHY DO I NOT LIVE IN CA??? That is seriously the best idea ever. I am UBER jealous!

    July 27, 2010 at 10:42 am
  • Reply Julie (A Case of the Runs)

    Looks like a GREAT place!

    July 27, 2010 at 11:33 am
  • Reply John at Hella Sound

    hey, that cupcake place is right down the street from us! I’ve seen it in passing but have yet to go in. Looks like a good time!

    July 27, 2010 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Betsy

    Wow, that sounds amazing!

    July 27, 2010 at 12:06 pm
  • Reply Marathon Maritza

    You’re welcome. ♥

    July 27, 2010 at 12:35 pm
  • Reply Bethany

    running & cupcakes go so well together! yayyy. I want to try the “tunnel of love.”

    July 27, 2010 at 12:39 pm
  • Reply Robyn

    That’s genius!

    July 27, 2010 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply Billy

    Love Little Star Pizza. Go there just about every trip up north for their deep dish.

    July 27, 2010 at 1:28 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    That place sounds fantastic!! Totally looking that up if I ever go to San Fran!!

    July 27, 2010 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply christina cadden

    Looks like so much fun! I love cupcakes!

    July 27, 2010 at 2:02 pm
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    July 27, 2010 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply Lara

    Wow! Now tell me, do they have anything that’s gluten-free? Because if so, I would definitely try it out!! Would be great if they had offerings for us folk with food allergies.

    July 27, 2010 at 2:46 pm
  • Reply Kelly

    Those look amazing!!! Luckily you’ll get more cupcakes in October :)

    July 27, 2010 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply Susan

    Wow! I love that idea…and cupcakes!

    July 27, 2010 at 4:44 pm
  • Reply Sasha

    Wowza. What a great idea…. I love it!

    July 27, 2010 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply Heather @ Alis Grave Nil

    I was in SF when you tweeted the pic and I was dying to know where it was. Yum. I’ll definitely have to check it out next time I’m there!

    July 27, 2010 at 11:20 pm
  • Reply Janna (Janna's Keeping it Real)

    I feel like I need to make a trip into the city JUST for this. I’m basically obsessed with cupcakes. OBSESSED.

    July 28, 2010 at 5:53 am
  • Reply abbi

    The cupcakes look awesome!

    July 28, 2010 at 6:54 am
  • Reply Rebecca Jo

    I’m totally laughing at the people in the background looking at you all… & their heads are all lit up too… haha!!!

    July 28, 2010 at 7:16 am
  • Reply Jacklyn

    Wow! That place sounds amazing! I really want to go to SF. I’ll add this to do while I’m there :)

    July 28, 2010 at 8:20 am
  • Reply Brandi

    Oh I wish we had something like this in AR!!! What a great idea!!

    July 28, 2010 at 8:30 am
  • Reply Monique@She's Going The Distance

    OMG- I want to go there before I move away from California!!! :)

    July 28, 2010 at 9:36 am
  • Reply TorontoGirloutWest

    I’ve been coveting those cupcakes since I first saw them on Maritza’s Facebook. Seriously delish!!!!

    Wine and cupcakes? It’s really too good to be true! Now if only the cafe wasn’t so far from here . . . boo-urns!

    July 30, 2010 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply Holy Update « She's Going The Distance

    […] my week of “vacation” at home, I got to do a little sightseeing. Chic Runner posted about the most AMAZING cupcake shop after running the San Francisco Marathon. From seeing her tweets and post, I knew I HAD to visit before leaving the state of California […]

    August 11, 2010 at 11:48 pm
  • Reply crystal

    oh my gosh looks amazing!!!!

    August 12, 2010 at 11:58 am
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