Splash of Flavor 2013: Red Velvet Cupcakes at Yum Bunnies


A Red Velvet Cupcake from Yum Bunnies in Belmont, winner of the Splash of Flavor award for 2013.

Have you ever had a Red Velvet cupcake that made you want to go and get another? Well you can have one like this at Yum Bunnies Cakery in Belmont.

When you walk into this small-town bakery you see vibrant green walls with pink accents. Let’s just say it’s a very colorful atmosphere!

Jessa, the owner of Yum Bunnies, started baking when she was just a middle-school student.

“I used to take baking classes at Party Needs,” she said. “I was the only kid there!”

Knowing that she wanted to be a baker, Jessa graduated from Johnson & Wales University. You might have heard of Yum Bunnies from “Cupcake Wars” on the Food Network. Jessa was featured on the Space episode, but unfortunately she was voted out first. Still, she says her experience was fun, but lots of hard work.

Some of Yum Bunnies’ cakes have been shown on hit movies like “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” “Zookeeper,” “Pink Panther 2,” and “What’s Your Number?”

As the most popular cupcake flavor, Red Velvet has a most moist, rich taste it with a sweet cream-cheese frosting swirled onto the top. The cupcake is cooked just right and the perfect size.

Some people don’t like chocolate cupcakes — which is basically what a red velvet cupcake is — but Yum Bunnies’ play on the Red Velvet cupcake tastes perfect with a unique flavor, almost like vanilla and chocolate mixed, mmmmmm….. The cream-cheese frosting is nothing like the cheap supermarket kind. It’s creamy, sweet, and has just the right amount of cream-cheesy flavor!

Yum Bunnies’ Red Velvet cupcake is truly remarkable.

(Yum Bunnies, 241 Belmont St., Belmont, 617-484-3300, www.yumbunnies.com )

(For write-ups and pictures of the 20 nominees for 2013, read the story, “Where is my favorite food?” in the Watertown Splash’s food section at http://goo.gl/aIiMD . Once there, you will find separate links to each nominee.)


(For the 2012 Splash of Flavor nominees, go to http://goo.gl/qjSPT . Once there , you will find separate links to each nominee.)


(For the 2011 Splash of Flavor nominees, go to http://tinyurl.com/6y4z3x6 . Once there , you will find separate links to each nominee.)

–March 4, 2013–