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.


roopa said...

I went to Georgetown Cupcake last fall and also thought they were good. I realized that they did something very clever - they use cream cheese frosting on nearly all their cupcakes. Regular American buttercream (which is made the same way as cream cheese frosting) is easy to make but has a grainy consistency and can often be too sweet, and meringue-based buttercreams are more labor intensive. So the winning solution is to use cream cheese frosting, because the sugar dissolves better in the higher water content of cream cheese so it's smooth and creamy but also easy to make.

Clever gals there.

Baltimore Foodie said...

Key lime cupcakes...*Homer Simpson drool*