If you ever thought that bacon bits and fried poultry had no business being mixed into cupcakes, then you’re wrong. In fact, you’re sooo wrong that a buttermilk cupcake loaded with bits of applewood smoked bacon and topped with freshly crumbled bacon bits is one of the most sought after flavors from My Delight Cupcakery.
The mother-daughter team behind the shop has made a name for themselves by combining untraditional flavors to create unique cupcakes, such as the bacon-overload cupcake that they’ve cleverly named “Bringing Home the Bacon”.
As fancy as that may sound, it’s “Late Night Breakfast” that’s they’re signature cupcake. It’s a waffle-inspired delight, stuffed with buttermilk-soaked and seasoned fried chicken, topped with a frosting and a golden piece of fried chicken, under a drizzle of their secret blend of maple syrup and spices. Wow-za.
So enticing is their signature masterpiece that the judges of the 2012 L.A. Cupcake Challenge voted it 1st place in the “Most Original” category. At the event, the shop also took home 2nd place in the “Best Overall” category and the grandiose 1st place for “Best Bakery”.
So what’s the secret to achieving the perfect blend of non-traditional pastry elements? According to Naomi and her mother Melinda Moreno, it’s all in the fun of it. “We think outside the box,” said Naomi. “We make gourmet cupcakes in a variety of flavors from the classic red velvet to more elaborate flavors”. No kidding.
Naomi got started baking in high school, then went to Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts to become a Pastry Chef. Now, she uses her learned material and her own intuition to create distinctive flavors of the week, which are baked fresh every Monday morning. “In all, we have well over 100 flavors that are uniquely ours,” she said. “Each week we announce a new flavor. Sometimes these are brand new creations and other times we bring back past flavors of the week”. Their latest mix: a black cherry, dark chocolate and port wine cupcake, which can possibly count for both your cake and Quinceañera toast!
No joke about it, My Delight Cupcakery has really thought about every thing. They even have a vegan cupcake. Available daily, their “Vegan Cookies N’ Cream” is a hit with customers, but they also have other flavors for their vegan sweets, such as chocolate mint, chocolate peanut butter cookie, coconut cream and others. “These are exclusive flavors that pop up every now and then,” said Naomi, adding that if you want to know when the latest batch is ready to de devoured, you better be following them on Twitter or having them as friends on Facebook.
Cupcakes at the shop are available in two sizes: regular and mini. The price for the regular size “Daily Flavors” cupcakes is $3 or $33 per dozen; the mini size are $1.50 each or $16.50 per dozen. The “Flavor of the Week” or “Special Flavor” pricing is fifty cents more for each size.
“We can deliver orders, too” said Naomi. “We are willing to travel anywhere that our cupcakes can be delivered safely.” Although their website suggests placing orders within 48 hours of the delivery date, you may want to secure your order at least one week in advance, especially if you’re ordering an amount to feed all your guests. Local deliveries start at $25.
For a taste test, you can stop by their Ontario shop or catch the My Delight Cupcakery food truck at special festivals. To know when and where their wheels will set up shop, you have to join their 2,000+ stalkers on Twitter or add to their 19,000+ “Likes” on Facebook.
My Delight Cupcakery
1520 North Mountain Avenue
Ontario, CA 91762
Photos by: Aanapaul.com and My Delight Cupcakery
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2.) Ontario Bakery Too
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3.) Pila’s Pantry Colossal Cake & Supply
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4.) Sierra Cakes & Party Supplies
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5.) Simply Cakes Etc. Bakery
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6.) La Colimense Cake Shop
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7.) Guadalajara Bakery
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8.) San Antonio Bakery
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9.) Panaderia Jalisco
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10.) Cardenas Market Inc.
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