Thursday, July 22, 2010

Georgetown Cupcake

I have been wanting to try the confections at Georgetown Cupcake for a few years, but could never get down to their flagship store to try them. A few weeks ago, I discovered they also had a location in Bethesda Row. I thought it would be a good idea to try them out before it got super crowded because of their new show on TLC.

I ordered 6 cupcakes. Each new bakery I try, I always get a vanilla cupcake with vanilla buttercream. Theirs was the best I've ever tasted. (My previous favorites were Sugar Sweet Sunshine in NYC and Sweet in Boson) The cupcake was a little heavy on the icing, but it was so good, I was glad for extra. The sprinkles were mini gobstoppers and were a step up from the everyday rainbow ones.

I also had a key lime, and bites of the coconut, pumpkin spice, and chocolate. All were very good. The pumpkin spice was a little too heavy on the maple in the icing.

Overall, I'm really glad this shop is just a short drive from my house (on a good traffic day). I can't wait to go back and try more flavors.

Meadow's Frozen Custard

My new favorite treat is the frozen custard from Meadow's in the Hickory Ridge Village Center. Each day, they have vanilla and chocolate and 2-3 other rotating flavors. They also have italian ice and espresso drinks, but I have yet to try those. Custard is made with egg yolks, making it just a little creamier than ice cream. Theirs does not disappoint!

Their take-home quarts of custard are a great deal at 4 dollars.

Check out their website and stop by for a cool treat next time you're in the neighborhood.