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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Georgetown Cupcake

Have you ever seen someone else living your dream? And doing a better job of it than you would?

In 2008 baking sisters Katherine and Sophie switched careers from fashion and finance to open Georgetown Cupcake, DC's only "cupcakery", and they have done an amazing job. I'd heard the cupcakes were delicious, that the line goes down the block, that they sell out if you don't get there early. So I went prepared.

My friend Julia and I took our 2-year-olds while our 4-year-olds were in preschool. We got there 10 minutes after they opened and found a miraculous parking spot around the corner. I hadn't been to Georgetown since I was a teenager and was reminded how darn cool it is there. And the cupcakes!

Every day they have the regular flavors and then daily flavors. They use top, top notch gourmet ingredients and you can really tell. Yes, they look amazing, but the proof is in the first bite. And the second, and the third. And then I realized I'd inhaled the whole thing when I should have been nibbling and savoring. Good thing I got another. The entire place is teeny. One table, a wall of products, and a counter of cupcakes. That's it. We got there not a moment too soon, in time to snag the table, and as we tried to decide a line formed behind us and started to go out the door.
We ordered five between the two of us (some to take home), and got easily talked into the half-dozen deal.

Top row: chocolate hazelnut, peanut butter fudge, chocolate3

Bottom row: chocolate banana, chocolate2, lemon berry

Ginger and I started with the chocolate banana. That's the one I inhaled, though she got a few bites too. I couldn't believe that cupcake, and that frosting! Something to shoot for, though I can't imagine ever making something that good
As we ate, the place filled up even more, and the line got longer. Phone orders started coming in, and the three black-clad girls working the counter were flying around.
Red's always wanted to own his own business. I would love to bake for a living. Georgetown Cupcake was inpsiring in more ways than one. But for now it was just the best cupcake I've had in a long time. We'll be going back again soon.


Shanda said...

those cupcakes look amazing! So I was thinking today, while I was eating a banana with peanut butter, "I wonder if Kari knows any good deserts with bananas, peanut butter and chocolate?" Because chocolate makes everything better! I used to make chocolate chip banana bars but lately I have been dissapointed with them so I thought I would see if you had any knew ideas. Thanks!

Disco Mom said...

Shanda - give these a try for starters. I'll keep my eyes and ears peeled.

Our family said...

i want to go next time!!!

Disco Mom said...

hmm, i know someone whose birthday is coming up...

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