Before cupcakes became oh so trendy (shut the hell up, Sprinkles), there was a place in Newport cranking them out for locals. Their preservative-free philosophy kept 'em fresh, and employees would gently remind you to keep sweets away from the chilly confines of your fridge. This Weekling had a thing for the extra burst of frosting they would inject in each one, giving them away as party favors for a birthday years ago.
Jump to the present, and Susan Sarich's brainchild now has branches in Northern California and throughout the Los Angeles area. SusieCakes is about to launch their second Orange County shop in the trend-setting South Coast Collection (a.k.a. the same neighborhood as ARC and The Iron Press). Our ears perked up when we heard something about "free", so here are the details.
The family-friendly affair will kick-off inside their tenth location at 1 p.m. with balloon artists, face painting and DESSERTS! Okay, mini desserts. There's also the chance to win a cake a month for a year. Get there before 4 p.m. to participate in the festivities. Farmers' market shopping, The OC Mix for lunch and SusieCakes? Sounds like Saturday just planned itself.
SusieCakes will be located at 3321 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, www.susiecakes.com.