Cupcake Crawl: Just in time for Valentine’s Day

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Last year for Valentine’s Day we suggested you woo your sweetie with a cupcake crawl: hop onto your bike and pedal from bakery to bakery. To help you plan your route, we drew up the Great L.A. Cupcake Map, which you can always find at (You can also see it as a list on the Guide.) You could go cupcake crawling in your car, which is helpful when you’re trying to cram as many bakeries as possible into one day. But if you ride a bicycle, you’ll burn off every last calorie. It’s a scientific fact.

It’s been a good year for the cupcake industry, economic downturn be damned. Even as we pause to say goodbye old friends -- a moment of silence for Dainties, please -- we say hello to new bakeries (or at least bakeries we’ve newly discovered): Cupcakes & Co, Miss Priss Cupcakes & Such, Wonderland Bakery.

The Great L.A. Cupcake Map is a constantly evolving project, so let us know about any cupcakeries we’ve missed. Have a sweet Valentine’s Day!

-- Elina Shatkin