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Dolcissimo Bakeshop, Chino Hills


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Dolcissimo, which means "the sweetest" in Italian, recently opened in The Shoppes at Chino Hills as part of the recent cupcake craze. I hadn't planned on stopping by, but the storefront was very inviting; it had a cute and fun vibe to it. Okay, maybe the cupcakes beckoned me to enter as well. So, with anticipation I walked into the store and proceeded to get the Dolcissimo experience.

Modeled after cupcake giant Sprinkles, it offers many different daily cupcake variations such as Strawberry Shortcake, Red Velvet, Apple Pie, etc. However, unlike Sprinkles, Dolcissimo also offers other sweet treats such as baby cheesecakes, cannolis, and individual-portioned pies. Being an unofficial Red Velvet afficionado, I had to have a red velvet cupcake. I also ordered the Cloud 9 (a Madagascar Bourbon vanilla cupcake with blue buttercream frosting), a Snowball (chocolate cupcake with white frosting and shredded coconut) and the Cookies n' Cream cupcake.

I couldn't wait until dessert to try these cupcakes, after all, they were $3.25 each! So first the Cloud 9. I was slightly disappointed because the frosting was too sweet for my taste and the cupcake itself had a flour-like aftertaste, as if the flour was not cooked out. Plus, it was a little on the dry side. But I pressed on, trying the Red Velvet next. I was much happier because the cream cheese frosting, although generous, was not overpowering, and the cake was moist. In other words, it was yummy. Exactly what a red velvet cupcake should be. Although honestly, it still doesn't compare to Auntie Em's Red Velvet.

Unfortunately, I was way too full from dinner (I blame Jack in the Box) to try the other two flavors. If I had to form my conclusions now, I would say that Dolcissimo is definitely worth a second (or third) visit. I would suggest going on different days though, just to give the other cupcake flavors a chance. Just don't get the Cloud 9.

Dolcissimo Bakeshop
13855 City Center Drive, #3010
Chino Hills, California 91709
(909) 591-3646


Thanks for not taking home any for me. Booooooo