Monday, March 19, 2012

My First Georgetown Cupcake

As a current resident of D.C. and a lifelong resident of Bethesda, Maryland (the home of the second Georgetown Cupcake location), I'm ashamed to admit that until last weekend, I'd never had a Georgetown cupcake.  Even worse, I always sort of scoffed at the idea of a bakery that only sold me it seemed to be a gimmick that put trend above substance.  So when I finally gave in to temptation and decided to head down to the Bethesda location, I was floored.  The cupcakes were heaven in a paper wrapper.  (As a sidenote, I didn't eat these all myself.  My wonderful bf helped me out (although he refused to let me take a photo of him stuffing a cupcake in his face...).  All in the interests of good journalistic reporting, of course.)

Clockwise from top: Lava Fudge, Vanilla & Chocolate, Irish Cream, Chocolate & Vanilla

Chocolate & Vanilla.  This is a chocolate cupcake with a cream cheese frosting.  I'm not normally a huge fan of cream cheese frosting, but this was very good.  This is one of their "everyday" flavors.  Definitely tasty, but if you're going to go out of your way to have a fancy cupcake, I'd go for something a bit more creative.  

Irish Cream.  This is a seasonal flavor for the month of March.  Oh my goodness this was so incredibly delicious.  It's the regular chocolate cupcake with an Irish cream infused buttercream.  So so so good.  Obviously I went back two days later and got two more of these.  I'm going to have to go back before the end of the month and get another.  I'm making myself hungry typing this.  

Lava Fudge.  This is a daily special they have every Friday and Sunday.  It's a chocolate cupcake with a liquid fudge core and a vanilla buttercream on top.  A very close second to the Irish Cream.  Sooooo good.  

Vanilla & Chocolate.  This is a vanilla cupcake with a chocolate frosting.  Like the Chocolate & Vanilla, it was definitely good, but if I'm going to spend the calories and make a special trip to Georgetown Cupcake, I'll probably choose something a little fancier.  This would be a good choice for someone who is especially picky or not a huge fan of fancier stuff.  

In short, I'd say my trip was a success.  I'll be back soon.

Have you been to either of the Georgetown Cupcake locations or watched the show on TLC?  


  1. So cool! I have been to Georgetown and saw the shop before, but I had never gone in and bought a cupcake. I'm going to DC in about two weeks so my friend is taking me there. The Irish cream one sounds delish! I think I will miss the March time frame though :( Can't wait to try one...or three!


  2. Georgetown Cupcake is my absolute favorite and that's saying a lot considering I've sampled many cupcakes from all around DC. (Baked and Wired is really good too...although I still prefer Gtown.) Funny story...on my 19th birthday, my best friend sent me a dozen, my grandma sent me 19, and I had purchased a dozen. Needless to say, I made a lot of friends that weekend! haha