i can’t think of a better way to celebrate national cupcake day yesterday than a sneak peek of the city’s newest cupcake bakery. lauded by the los angeles times as the “progenitor of the haute cupcake craze,” sprinkles cupcake opens its doors officially thursday morning (december 17) at 9am. a west coast favorite, this will be the company’s 18th store, the first sprinkles location in tennessee.
with most bakeries, you are limited to their store hours. in 2012, sprinkles cupcake raised the bar: a 24-hour cupcake ATM. this week, nashville gets their first sprinkles cupcake ATM as well. around the clock access to cupcakes in case of emergencies. the only consistent flavor in the ATM will be their red velvet which is vegan, sugar free & gluten free should you need a healthy option. the kitchen bakes fresh daily and almost 24 hours a day since the bakers arrive every night at 2am.
sprinkles offers cookies, ice cream, shakes, pretty much anything you need for a sweet tooth fix. my favorite was probably the peanut butter & pretzel cookie. coming in january, sprinkles will also offer an gluten-free chocolate chip cookie. on a stroll with your dog and he gets a sweet tooth? they offer “pupcakes” as well. | 2606 12th avenue south, m-th 9am-10pm, f-s 9am-11pm, sunday 10am-10pm
12south’s newest ATM, dispensing only cupcakes. all day. every day.
the 12 south community will probably collectively gain 15 pounds in 2016 because also joining the neighborhood this week is five daughters bakery, a place where even the smartest and brightest pastries can only hope to be born. known around town already for their much sought-after “100 layer donuts” thanks to coffee shops like barista parlor, ugly mugs and jam coffee house, 5d will also offer up croissants, cinnamon rolls, biscuits, you name it. the 100 layer donut though, history will prove this to be their signature pastry most likely. this croissant/donut combination takes 3 days to craft. once cooked, the 100 layer donut is rolled in sugar, filled with cream cheese, and topped with a heavenly glaze.
photo courtesy of five daughters
five daughters also offers up a healthier donut choice called the paleo crusher. same deliciousness minus sugar, gluten and dairy. i’m not terribly sure how that’s possible but try it.
family-owned and operated, it was inevitable isaac and stephanie meek (and their five daughters) would land in the world of baking. isaac’s great grandfather owned a cake shop and his grandfather owned a pizzeria. the bakery will have a “soft opening” friday the 18th at 7am and open until they run out. | 1110 caruthers avenue, m-f 7am-2pm, saturday 9am-2pm