I knew I loved Sweet and Saucy Shop before a cupcake ever entered my mouth. My first visit to Sweet and Saucy was in 2009. The shop is located in Long Beach, CA, just a bit outside of Orange County. As much as I LOVED everything I ate, I just didn't travel through that area much.
So when I heard Sweet and Saucy Shop was expanding to Orange County, I was so extremely excited! And of course I paid a visit during opening week....to, uh, make sure the cupcakes tasted the same as before. Yeah, uh, yeah, that's why I had to stop by.
The new location is nestled in the Crystal Cove Promenade in Newport Beach. I visited near the end of the day and the counter was still well-stocked with all kinds of goodies. I couldn't leave without trying a little of everything. And that's exactly what I did: bought one of everything. That's how I roll.
Des was a little upset that he couldn't have any sweets. One day, my boy, one day.
I picked out so many yummy-looking cupcakes: Oreo, Strawberry Cream, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Chocolate, Coconut, and Candy Bar. Every single flavor was exceptional! I especially loved Candy Bar with the chocolate ganache filling, peanut butter cream cheese frosting, and salted caramel topping.
I didn't want the other desserts to feel left out, so of course I had to bring them home with me too: Chocolate Chip Cookie, Pumpkin Cake Lollipop, Mini Peach Pie, Red Velvet Cake Lollipop, Salted Caramel Macaron. The macaron was perfect! Great consistency, crunchy shell, and creamy center. This was my first mini pie and I loved it!
Let me tell you why I'm so especially excited about this Sweet and Saucy Shop opening. So many people ask where my favorite cupcake shop in Orange County is. I always mention Sprinkles or SusieCakes, but they've never WOWed me. Now when someone asks, I can say my favorite cupcake shop in Orange County is Sweet and Saucy Shop! By the way, I ate every single cupcake and dessert the same night! (I needed the sugar high as I drove to Vegas late that night.)
7922 East Coast Hwy.
Newport Coast, CA 92657