Thursday, September 15, 2011

Trend: "Designer Cupcakes"

So the other day, I was in Washington DC looking for an apartment to rent out during my internship that I am about to start next week. I was staying with some family friends who kept talking about this cupcake place that has a tv show, Georgetown Cupcakes. I had heard about them before, but had never seen the show. Quite frankly, I find most of these reality restaurant shows to sort of be a joke. Don't get me wrong, I love reality tv...probably more than the average person...but when they make a drama fest out of something that you are passionate about, it can get frustrating. But I digress! The people that I was with told me how they had tried to get cupcakes there twice but had not made it in yet. So I decided to get them a box as a thank you for letting me stay with them for the weekend. Ohmygoodness. That line was so long!

It went all the way down the block. I ended up standing in line for 45 minutes until I got to the front of the line.

Once there, I was allowed to go into the shop and stand in another short line before putting my order through. The place is quite small, so I understand the system that they have going. They offer a pretty good list of various cupcake flavors to try. The only thing that I did not realize at first is that there are only certain flavors available each day. So Monday has select flavors, then Tuesday and so on. So that instantly elimanted two of the flavors I wanted to try.

Their flavors of the month, however, were Caramel Apple and Apple Cinnamon. Those were a no brainer. It sounded so good! I also got Carrot, Peanut Butter Fudge, and Lava Fudge.

The main thing that I found sort of silly about this place is that each cupcake was $3. I think that's a bit ridiculous for a normal sized cupcake, but hey...the line is out the door every day, so it works. We had a great dinner of grilled bacon wrapped shrimp, steak and chicken. Oh, delicious! But I made sure that I saved some room for my cupcake.

I, of course, had to try the caramel apple cupcake. I'm a sucker for anything with the word caramel in it ;) It is an apple cupcake with dulce de leche center, topped with a vanilla cream cheese frosting and drizzled with more dulce de leche. Mmm... the cupcake was very moist and good. My favorite was the caramel center...shocker, I know. It was veeery sweet, so I almost was not able to finish the whole thing. But that would just be unacceptable, so I pushed through. I got some good apple and caramel notes, so the flavors were balanced very nicely. Overall, I enjoyed my Georgetown Cupcake experience. I am not so sure that I would stand in a 1 hour line and pay $3 a cupcake again, but I would recommend others to experience it if in the DC area, especially if you are a fan of the show.



  1. I'm glad you pushed thru and took one for the team to finish your cupcake! ahahhaha Can you send me a coconut one por favor?! - SG

  2. I totally would have waited as well. Those cupcakes look amazing! If you ever go back, please try a coconut one for me and let me know if it's as womderful as it looks :). Auntie Rhonda

  3. Aren't you going to wait with me if I go? Just think, it's half the time we wait at 'Pinks'.