Voted as one of the best sweets in Orange County, I knew I had to check this place out. After stumbling around Downtown Fullerton one weekend, I walked into Hapa Cupcakes. Known for their alcohol infused cupcakes, Hapa Cupcakes has a wide variety of cupcakes to try.
On this occasion, I got the strawberries and champagne cupcake (alcoholic) and the caramel coffee cupcake. I will give them another chance because I tried only two, but I was not impressed. The frosting was so sweet and was not proportional to the cake. And the cake, well it was dried out. When you are living in the land of Sprinkles and Susie Cakes, you better be on your A-Game, and Hapa Cupcakes missed the mark.
While the idea itself was great, the execution fell short. It’s no wonder they got cut early on Cupcake Wars. Not that I would ever say no to a cupcake from here, but I am definitely not driving over to Fullerton for these bad boys. If you want to splurge on calories, go elsewhere.
2.5/5 for innovation and creativity, yet lack of flavor and proportion. Fulfill your sweet tooth elsewhere.