Washington DC: Georgetown Cupcake

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My sister and I are big fan of DC Cupcakes, a TV reality show in TLC. The show is about the famous cupcake house in DC called Georgetown Cupcake. I remembered, we always take note of their airing schedule for us not to miss a single episode. The best part of the show is when they bake cupcakes then add frostings. I was amazed of how pro they are at twirling frosting and adding sprinkles and fondant design afterwards. The colors are dreamy pastels, so pretty and Instagrammable, except that there is no Instagram yet back then when we were obsessing about it. At that time, I promised myself that if I ever get a chance to go to Washington DC, I will surely visit Georgetown Cupcake to relieve my younger memories of how fondly I love looking at pretty cupcakes. It was not foreseeable back then when we were watching it on our cable TV in a remote area of the Philippines archipelago. It was an unreachable dream, but I continued dreaming because I am really good at it. Lol!

Our schedule in DC was very tight because there are a lot of tourist spots to see and going to Georgetown Cupcake went to the bottom of the priority list. Good thing that it was Olive’s birthday 2 days ago because I found an excuse to tell her that we really need to go to Georgetown Cupcake to celebrate her birthday because they have the most amazing cupcake. Olive might find it weird that of all places it has to be Georgetown Cupcake but she went with it anyway.

We went there on our last day in DC, just few hours from our scheduled departure time. Yes, we squeezed that in because I can’t stop talking about it. It may have been Olive’s birthday but turned out I was more excited than her as if it was my birthday. I’ve never felt so happy and full of joy when I saw the famous Georgetown Cupcake building. I was video chatting with my sister just to let her know that I’ve made our dream come true. It was unfortunate that she was not with me when I went there but she was happy that I made it.


These are the cupcakes we ordered:
1. Chocolate & Vanilla – Valrhona chocolate cupcake with a vanilla cream cheese frosting topped with French chocolate sprinkles.
2. Red Velvet – classic red velvet cupcake with a vanilla cream cheese frosting topped with a red fondant heart.
3. Chocolate Toffee Spider Web (Seasonal) – Valrhona chocolate cupcake baked with crushed toffee pieces, topped with purple buttercream frosting and a fudge spider web drizzle.
4. Coconut – Classic coconut cupcake with a vanilla cream cheese frosting capped with a cloud of shredded coconut.
5. Chocolate Ganache – Valrhona chocolate cupcake with a thin layer of Callebaut chocolate ganache icing topped with a fondant flower.
6. Vanilla Bat (Seasonal) – Classic Madagascar vanilla cupcake topped with orange buttercream frosting and a black fondant bat.

Since it was October when we went there and just few days away from Halloween, we were able to order their Seasonal Specials.


Birthday girl, Olive. I’m glad that she liked the cupcakes.


Paired my Red Velvet Cupcake with a brewed iced tea. I was blown away by how delicious their cupcakes are. I am not a food blogger so I don’t know how to describe food based on taste so let me give 2 cents here of just how my taste buds responded. The cupcakes are moist with the right balance of flavor. Their frosting is rich, creamy and not very sweet, just enough for you not experience sugar coma. It’s overwhelmingly good and the best cupcakes I tried so far. My favorite is Coconut because I love everything with coconut (tropical girl problem).


I know my experience is not monumental for other people, but these are the small things that make me genuinely happy.

Tired of my Washington DC posts? Just hang in there coz I have 2 more. Lol!



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  • Cris F

    Those look amazing!! I wish I could have one right now!

  • Komal

    I love cupcakes specially the red velvet. My doctor prescribed me not to have too much sweets. My mouth is watering after reading this.

  • Cristina Leau

    I’m so happy for you that you manage to go and eat the cupcakes. I hope one day you and your sister will go together. The cupcakes do look amazing. Now I kinda wanna eat one myself.

  • http://www.jocajic.com -Joan Cajic

    Oh wow, I was craving cupcakes yesterday like crazy and this has just made me want it even more. So I guess I will be looking for some today.

  • http://gigieatscelebrities.com/ GiGi Eats Celebrities

    I’d go for anything VANILLA for sure!!

  • http://www.airingmylaundry.com Amber

    Yes please! These are my kind of cupcakes. I’ve heard of this place before but have never gone.

  • Jessica Taylor

    OMGGGG! Those cupcakes look amazing! I wouldn’t know which one to try first!

  • Chi Mpundu

    This made me miss home! My parents always used to get me Georgetown Cupcakes for my birthday and special events. I haven’t had one since coming to uni but they still remind me of home.

  • Patricia-Ann Que

    they really look sweet and delicious! and how cute are the colors of the interiors! very good for instagram shots!

  • http://everydaymadefresh.com Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    Oh, I wished we had something like that here! That place looks like it would be a hit with our family.

  • https://www.lifeinabreakdown.com/ Sarah Bailey

    Oh my goodness how absolutely delicious do these cupcakes look! I love a good cupcake and I need to try these!

  • Sondra Barker

    I have the biggest sweet tooth. These cupcakes look amazing

  • Latoyia Dean-Dennis

    Wow! They look amazing. I love red velvet anything.

  • BestiesNotepad

    This seems to be an amazing place. The cup cakes look so beautiful. Noted to be visited next time we are in DC.

  • Dee Jaye

    Oh wow. This looks amazing. These cupcakes are so cute!!

  • http://toughcookiemommy.com/ Maria – Tough Cookie Mommy

    Cupcakes are, by far, one of my favorite desserts. I bet their cupcakes are so yummy and go great with a cold glass of milk.

  • Christine Ann Dela Cruz

    Wow!! This is such a perfect place to have a cute and delightful cupcakes. I love to try their red velvet cake.

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  • Liza Fox

    Looks so yummy and of course such pretty cupcakes!

  • Shannon Graham

    I love these cupcakes! It reminds me of a place near me.

  • Becca Wilson

    These cupcakes look like they are amazing. We have a local spot just like this and my kids love it!

  • http://gigieatscelebrities.com/ GiGi Eats Celebrities

    Anything VANILLA and my mouth is in it to WIN IT! hahahaha!

  • Jenie

    Irresistible. CRaving now. I wish I could go there & have it. It seems u had a good time

  • Lavanda Michelle

    I love Cupskes and I have visited this shop only twice and watch the show a few times. My children love to try new treats and we are never disapppinted. I have to add this stop to my list more often when I’m in DC.