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Sugar highs sweep through Highland Village as Sprinkles arrives

Sugar highs sweep through Highland Village as Sprinkles arrives

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Nancy Mathe Photo by Daniel Ortiz
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Cindi Rose, left, and Sprinkles Cupcake founder Candace Nelson shared a moment at the opening party. Cindi Rose , Candace Nelson Photo by Daniel Ortiz
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Tiffany Halik Photo by Daniel Ortiz
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Roseann Rogers , Dr. Aashish Shah Photo by Jenny Antill
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Michael Black , Traci Canida Photo by Daniel Ortiz
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Maureen Hackett Photo by Jenny Antill
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Photo by Jenny Antill
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Julie Soefer , Stacy Soefer Photo by Jenny Antill
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Jeff Carlitz , Tiffani Todd , Zach Hunt Photo by Daniel Ortiz
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Mark Sullivan Photo by Jenny Antill
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Jamie Glover , Jay McMurray Photo by Daniel Ortiz
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Carol Barden Photo by Jenny Antill
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Candice Schiller , Lonnie Schiller Photo by Daniel Ortiz
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Bubba McNeely , Charles Nelson Photo by Daniel Ortiz
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Anne Luong , Sandy Letran Photo by Daniel Ortiz
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Allison Wollam , Aparna Dave Photo by Daniel Ortiz
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Let them eat cake! OK, make that cupcakes and for the VIP crowd gathered in Highland Village, make that Sprinkles Cupcakes, the Beverly Hills-based, Oprah-blessed confectionery.

The Hollywood sweet treats moved into town in a big way with an opening night party at which more than 300 swells swilled Veuve Cliquot and consumed a zillion calories in cupcakes. Neal Hamil, Carolyn Farb, Vance Muse, Alexandra Knight, Julie Soefer and Carlos Meltzer were among those sampling cupcakes in popular flavors key lime, strawberry, black & white and signature red velvet.

Sprinkles founders Candace and Charles Nelson, in from California, made the scene handing out samples as they greeted guests including Erica Rose, Dominique Sachse, Derek Jones, Gigi Huang, Nick Espinosa and Karen and Murry Penner. In a twist on tradition, guests entered through the kitchen on a red carpet path that led through shop to the outdoor party scene.

Those concerned with cupcake calorie consumption could burn the fat by dancing to the sounds of DJ Sun who set up his gear in the air-conditioned tent. 

Who else was there? Ernie Manouse, Miya Shay, Maribelle Gordon, Monsour Taghdisi, Candice and Lonnie Schiller, Ceron, Jason Kaminsky, Roz Pactor, Tim Moloney, Roseann Rogers and Dr. Aashish Shah, Sarah Tucker and on and on and on. Obviously, not everyone has left town yet for the summer.