Cupcakes tend to be pretty darned cute on their own, but Elizabethan Desserts really increases the cuteness factor with their adorable line of cupcakes, offered in both mini ($1.75) and full size ($3.25) versions.
Elizabethan offers flavors from the classics (red velvet, chocolate, white) to more unique flavors (churro, cotton candy, and more). All cupcakes are dressed up with adorable decorations and clever names. A simple white cupcake is called the "Plain Jane" but is anything but plain with the beautiful flowers piped on top.
Some of my favorites include the Churro cupcake (cinnamon cake topped with a mini churro stick ) and The Mustachio (a pistachio cupcake decorated with a mustache).
Cupcakes are baked fresh daily and tend to run out by the late afternoon, so go early for the best selection. The bakery is nestled inside a nursery. Once you arrive, simply follow the signs pointing you towards the little bundles of sweetness.
Photographs by Jennifer Lee
About the Author: Jennifer Lee is a longtime San Diego resident with a passion for food. She spends most of her free time exploring good eats in San Diego, trying or creating recipes, and writing her food blog Kirbie’s Cravings. Her blog is currently the #1 ranked San Diego blog on Urbanspoon, has been featured on Saveur’s Sites We Love and has produced several prize winning recipes. To keep up on her latest food finds, restaurant reviews, and kitchen creations follow her blog at kirbiecravings.com and on twitter at @kirbiecravings.