30 minutes later we finally got into the shop, and it was clearly an overwhelming day for this satellite store (the main one is in Georgetown and this second shop is in Bethesda). They had lovely three-tier displays of all today's cupcakes and one wall full of pink cupcake boxes for your future order. Cupcakes were around $2.75 each, with 6 for $15. $15?????!!!!! Okay *sigh* count me in...I've waited for this long and I don't think I'll be doing it again soon. I placed my order:
2 lava fudge (Valrhona chocolate cupcake with a rich fudge core topped with vanilla icing with a fudge star drizzle)
1 vanilla & chocolate (classic Madagascar bourbon vanilla cupcake with a whipped callebaut chocolate frosting topped with a fondant flower)
1 chocolate pb chip (valrhona chocolate cupcake baked with peanut butter chips topped with a peanut butter frosting and a chocolate ganache drizzle)
For my free cupcake I chose chocolate (complete with a "DC cupcake" decoration on it.)
We left the store with my little while logo bag, complete with pink box of cupcakes. I only had a short walk back to the car, and then the A/C was on until we got home...but there was still some melting/slippage that took place so when I opened my box, it was a bit of a mess. Undaunted, I proceeded to sample (in the name of research, or course).
Lemon blossom: nice light, delicate lemon flavor -- too much frosting - 4.5 out of 5 stars
Lava fudge: Gooooooey center, made a tasty mess, again a bit heavy on the frosting. Good for the chocoholics among us - 4 out of 5 stars
Chocolate pb chip (got full, so will try tomorrow -- looks good though - but a lot of frosting...) -- review pending
I would have liked to try the cinnamon (cinnamon cupcake topped with cinnamon buttercream frosting and a fondant heart) and their red velvet cupcakes (Georgetown Cupcake's signature cupcake - classic red velvet cupcake with a vanilla cream cheese frosting topped with a red fondant heart), and the carrot (classic cinnamon apple carrot cake with a vanilla cream cheese frosting and topped with a fondant carrot or bunny). I'm also curious about their toffee crunch (toffee cupcake with a toffee-infused vanilla frosting topped with crushed heath bar). I think the one I missed out most on was the salted caramel (caramel cupcake with a salted caramel-infused buttercream frosting topped with a caramel drizzle). Except for the red velvet - which they had but I opted to try another time, all these others are baked on different days of the week, so they weren't available today.
While I ate the cupcakes I tuned in to watch the show and that was the only disappointing thing about this entire adventure. The show was really quite bad (even for a reality show), and I'd give it 1 out of 5 stars. Oh well, just skip the show, bring a book for the line, and get the lemon blossom cupcakes.
* What a champ! She took these fab photos, too!