Kacey Musgraves screams pink champagne cake from Madonna Inn


Kacey Musgraves really loves Madonna Inn’s signature pink champagne cake — and she just had to let 20,000 screaming fans know it.

During his sold-out performance at the Crypto.com Arena (formerly the Staples Center) in Los Angeles on Sunday night, Musgraves took a moment between songs to salute the famous SLO treat.

It started when Musgraves asked the crowd if they knew of a little place called Madonna Inn, in San Luis Obispo. As the crowd cheered, Musgraves detailed how cute the all-pink hotel is, as well as their signature dessert.

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Kacey Musgraves performs during Music MidTown 2018. Katie Darby Vision/AP

“They have that thing over there called pink champagne cake?” said Musgraves. “I live for this confection.”

The cake is a local icon in itself, designed in the 1960s at the San Luis Obispo Hotel and featuring a cloud of whipped cream, pink chocolate shavings and ribbons on top.

Musgraves, who visited the Madonna Inn in 2019, said she made a deal with the hotel to provide her with some pink champagne cakes in exchange for concert tickets on Sunday night.

“I felt like Cleopatra today,” she said. “I was like ‘Holy shit! I got cakes hand-delivered.

Musgraves also thanked the “ladies of Madonna Inn” who drove four hours to deliver the cakes to him.

“I hope they have a good time wherever they are,” she said.

In her Instagram Story ahead of the concert, Musgraves also shared several photos of the cakes saying it’s her “favorite cake in the whole world.” (The Madonna Inn shared these images to its own Instagram story on Monday morning.)

Musgraves was playing in Los Angeles as part of his Starcrossed: Unveiled tour. Her next stop will take her to Canada, Spain and the Netherlands.

This story was originally published February 21, 2022 11:08 a.m.

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Kaytlyn Leslie writes about business and development for the San Luis Obispo Tribune. Hailing from Nipomo, she also covers city governments and events in the South County area, including Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach and Grover Beach. She joined The Tribune in 2013 after earning her journalism degree at Cal Poly.


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