Sunday, April 10, 2011

Cupcake of the Week

How does one live in the burbs of DC and not purchase at least one boutique cupcake per week?

It's perfect for those with a tendency to overindulge. . . unless, as you're waiting in line, you do the math and discover that a dozen is cheaper.. But I don't like math, so. .

I buy one each week - Sunday - which purposely coincides with the only non-fasting day of the week during Lent.

Georgetown Cupcake is my favorite haunt, but there are so many unique and ridiculously expensive cupcakes in DC, I'll branch out. ..once in a while.

Today, though, we'll start with a seasonal GC. 

..I stood in line for 15 minutes this morning and endured the stink eye from many a lycra-clad fitness buff as they sauntered past to get their gym on. Worth it.

Without further adieu, I bring you the Cherry Blossom cupcake from Georgetown Cupcake.

Enjoy the cringe-worthy auto focus amateur photography.

They say, "classic madagascar bourbon vanilla cupcake baked with fresh cherries and topped with a vanilla cream cheese frosting and a fondant cherry blossom."

I say, "Huge ole hunk of vanilla cream cheese frosting that's so rich it will make you gag by the last bite. In a good way."

With big pieces of real cherries in the batter.  Like.. real ones. Not dried hippie cherries, not canned, and they're sweet but tart.

It's muffiny and light, which is a wonderful excuse to eat it before noon.

And if you go after 10:30 a.m. on a Sunday, bless your heart, you'll be waiting until noon to get your cupcake, so seize the morning.

And just for the heck of it, this is my husband and our friends at the Cherry Blossom Festival, last year.  To protect their anonymity, I'll call them Indy and Mandy. And this is funny because I only look about four feet tall. And I can't believe Harper was ever so baby-like.


  1. I love reading your blogs...and this one actually made my mouth water :) Thanks for the reads!

  2. yummo!! the "gourmet cupcake" place in downtown raleigh sucks... either that or i have terrible taste in cupcakes. but that cherry blossom one sounds de-lish.

  3. Sounds super yummy!! I have always wanted to go to the Cherry Blossom Festival...someday. :)

  4. Haha! I'm one of those folks who did the math while waiting in line at Alexandria Cupcake. Though I can't tell if I just lost my appetite or the idea of spending more than $2 on a single cupcake deterred me. The cherry blossom cupcake sounds great though!