Dots Cupcakes

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400 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, CA, USA
Dots Cupcakes - Welcome to Dots!
Dots Cupcakes - Hard to get a pic of their display cases due to glare :-(
Dots Cupcakes - Lemon Drop
Dots Cupcakes - The August monthly berry special
Dots Cupcakes - Seasonal berry cupcake
Dots Cupcakes - Dots Cupcake boxes

Dots Cupcakes Pasadena Reviews

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Dots..Your Neighborhood Cupcakes! Aug 30, 2008
Since Old Town Pasadena is a pretty trendy and hip place, I figured there HAD to be a cupcake place in town. Looked online and sure enough, found a place that just opened up! Dots cupcakes is on Arroyo Parkway, just outside the main old town shopping/dining area. It is truly a hole in the wall so if you blink, you might miss it! Their website says to park in the Pasadena Inn next door which was perfect!

Dots features different cupcakes based on days of the week and monthly special ones as well. Their cupcakes are on the cheaper side of the ones I've tried $2.75 for the large and $1.25 for the minis. The minis can be done in varying flavors but they have to be ordered at least 24 hours in advance. I mistakenly assumed they might've had some made up for sale just like Cupcake Craving in Sacramento.

Although their selection is smaller that other cupcake places, their quality is excellent. I opted to go with their August special cupcake: Summer Berries, Vanilla Bean Buttercream, and Devil's Chocolate Cupcake. OMG! At first bite, the buttercream almost seemed too sweet for me but once you get to the berries - what an unforgetable combination! There is actual real fruit inside as well - blueberries and strawberries in mine!

Their flavor rotation is:

Monday and Tuesday:

- Chocolate Lovers

- Chocolate Vanilla

- Vanilla

- Vanilla Chocolate

- Red Velvet

- Coffee Latte

- Strawberry Shortcake

- Chocolate Mint

- Apple Pie

- Lemon Drop

- Vanilla Chocolate Chip

- Samoa

Wednesday and Thursday:

- Chocolate Lovers

- Chocolate Vanilla

- Vanilla

- Vanilla Chocolate

- Red Velvet

- Kona

- Cookies and Cream

- Boston Cream

- Carrot

- Chocobutter

- Chunky Banana

- Dulce de Leche

Friday - Saturday:

- Chocolate Lovers

- Chocolate Vanilla

- Vanilla

- Vanilla Chocolate

- Red Velvet

- Strawberry Shortcake

- Pina Colada

- Apple Pie

- Chocolate Mint

- Pumpkin Pie

- Hostess

- Lemon Drop

Of course, cupcakes are baked fresh daily and they pride themselves on using natural ingredients including French Valrhona chocolate, the finest Madagascar Bourbon, and Tahitian vanilla extract and organic fruit preserves. They have special gift boxes and will put bows on each one for a nominal fee if you want and of course they have a selection of gift cards available!

Dots was featured in In Style's Feb 08 issue as the cupcakes for the Rebecca Romjin wedding - they had the mini country apple and red velvet ones.

Definitely looking forward to coming back to Dots when I am back in town to try a few of their mini cupcakes to sample some more flavors! LOL
Welcome to Dots!
Hard to get a pic of their display…
Lemon Drop
The August monthly berry special
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