As parents, we have probably all attended the birthday party of one of our kid’s friends at one of the many big, loud, intense play places. Those parties are fun and exciting for the kids but by the time the party is over the parents are exhausted and have a headache from all of the little squeals of excitement. As your children get older, their group of friends becomes smaller to form a more intimate circle of “best friends.” Sparkles is the perfect place to enjoy an intimate gathering of friends with the flexibility to host any type of party your child could imagine.

Sparkles has over 100 flavors of cupcakes and 45 flavors of cookies

Sparkles, which has been in Bangkok for over seven years, is a bakery specializing in cupcakes and cookies. My son and I are dessert lovers so we are devout customer of Sparkles, along with Thai celebrities, foreign dignitaries, expats and locals. The owner of Sparkles, Sophie Promarin, is a Thai American; born and raised in California, who moved back to Bangkok around eight years ago.

In the new location, down Soi 53, Sophie has created a magical setting where your children can host their friends for a one of a kind birthday. This new location has a beautiful foyer, decorated in Sophie’s favorite colors baby blue and silver. As you walk in you are greeted by Sophie’s smiling face and a beautiful display of cupcakes and cookies. There are several places where you can sit and enjoy a sweet treat but this new location also has rooms located in the upstairs of the house where you can host the birthday party.

Inside display of cupcakes

Inside display of cupcakes

The best part about hosting a birthday party at Sparkles is the sky is the limit. You can have a theme idea in mind and after discussing your party budget with Sophie, she will use her imagination to come up with a wonderful birthday party idea for your approval. If you would like more than just sweets for your kids, Sophie is an amazing caterer and can create many delicious savory finger foods your kids will adore.

If you have a sweet little girl or budding teenage daughter, Sparkles hosts a lovely high tea birthday party; with themes ranging from princess, Frozen, to a Teddy Bear Tea. These tea parties are so special because the children are encouraged to dress up to really enhance the experience. If you have a little boy, they might be more interested in a Lego party theme. Sophie explained little boy parties are a little easier because they just love to eat the sweets and play with their friends in the big back yard at Sparkles.   

[Cupcakes are reasonably] priced considering almost all of the ingredients are imported

Sophie’s love of baking really comes through in her products. Sparkles has over 100 flavors of cupcakes and 45 flavors of cookies. Each day there are 10 different cookie flavors and 16 cupcake flavors available baked fresh every morning. In addition to the normal assortment of cupcakes and cookies, Sophie is always offering seasonal treats. During the hot summer months she has created ice cookies; which are ice cream sandwiches with homemade ice cream and her fresh cookies. In the next two or three months, the ice cookies will be discontinued until next year to make room for the fall pies.

These delicious cupcakes are priced at 80-110 baht per cupcake, cookies price ranging from 50-70 baht and the ice cookies for 160 baht. This is a reasonable price considering almost all of the ingredients are imported; for example vanilla beans from Madagascar, lavender from Provence and Haas avocado from California just to name a few. At Sparkles, they “make it their top priority to provide the best quality products by using the finest natural ingredients available to our guest and putting emphasis on your health at all times.” These baked goods do contain fresh dairy products, natural hormone free eggs, natural and unbleached sugar and Madagascar vanilla beans. You will never find corn syrup, glucose syrup, shortening, palm oil, margarine, preservatives, artificial flavors or trans fat in any Sparkles products.

Close up of one cupcake

Close up of one cupcake

If you are concerned about your child having a food allergy, Sophie can work a menu around that. Stop by the shop after school one day with your children to scope it out and enjoy a treat after a hard day’s work. Once you see the shop and fall in love with the location, start planning that impending birthday party.  I would suggest that this birthday party venue is for older children, ages 5 and up. This is a beautiful shop, which might induce unwanted stress on the parent if they have a toddler hyped up on sugar running around. I would recommend if you have younger children, order your cupcakes for your next party from Sophie and have them delivered to the venue of your choice.

Visit Sparkles located at 112/2 Sukhumvit Soi 53. They have a car park and are located around 400 meters from BTS Thonglor. They are open Monday- Saturday from 12-7pm and on Sunday from 12-6pm. You can find them on Facebook at Sparkles Cupcakery Bangkok or follow Sophie’s blog at www.sparklessweetlife.blogspot.com

Display of cupcakes

Display of cupcakes