Washington DC: Georgetown Cupcake
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!