After posting several items here concerning Sacramento's nascent cupcake boom, I naturally got a cupcake craving, so that's where I headed. Cupcake Craving, next to Fish Planet in the Howe 'Bout Arden shopping complex, is the first of three or four cupcake bakeries planned for the Sacramento area.
Three partners - Michael "Jake" Jacobsen (shown here), David "Gordy" Cisneros, and Eileen Peebles - opened Cupcake Craving last week in hopes of making the varied and colorful treats "a happy little habit," the store's slogan.
Already, production is up to between 600 and 700 cupcakes a day, says Jacobsen. On any given day, 16 or 17 varieties will be out of the oven, decorated and lined up on trays in the display case that welcomes visitors to the tiny shop. The flavors include "mocha madness," "chocolate fix," "s'mores galore," "mint meltdown" and "lemon boost."
Cupcake Craving is open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays; (916) 923-5995.