Skip to main content

Georgetown Cupcakes

I still have a sugar high from trying the best cupcakes in the world, Georgetown Cupcakes. There was a line going out the door to their shop and after eating them I see why.

My 10 year old daughter is a fan of baking shows. She loves Cake Boss and DC Cupcakes. Any picture you have seen of me making a cake is due to my daughter's influence. In fact, she does most of baking. I just guide her. After watching DC Cupcakes, I decided to surprise her by taking her to Georgetown and try them herself.

It was a 40 minute drive and we spent about 10 minutes in line, but it was worth it. We weren't able to eat the cupcakes in Georgetown because my 6 year old threw a fit. By the time we got back to suburbia, the frosting was melted. Still, we devoured our cupcakes in less than 5 minutes.

The list of flavors we got today:

                               2 Red Velvet (their most famous cupcake)
                               Caramel Apple
                               Toffee Crunch
                               Chocolate 2
                               Chocolate Ganache

My favorites were the toffee crunch and the caramel apple. The frosting on the Red Velvet was the best. I am sure the chocolate is great but I am not much of a chocolate person. Aron, age 6, said the Chocolate Ganache was the best cupcake he ever had. This is after he kept yelling at the Georgetown Cupcake line, "I hate cupcakes! Donuts are better!"

I think the secret of the cupcakes are their high quality fresh  ingredients. They use Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla and Valrhona Chocolate. The sisters of DC Cupcakes use Callebaut chocolate chips and Plugra brand European style butter. I swear I tasted a hint of cornmeal in my toffee cupcake. I know you put a little cornmeal with some kinds of cupcakes. Joy the Baker does it! The Red Velvet cupcake has cider vinegar in it!

Here is the recipe for their Easy Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting. Viki and I will make it to see if it is the same as the kind on the Red Velvet Cupcake.

DC Cupcakes Easy Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 stick unsalted butter
6 oz. cream cheese
4 c. sifted confectioner's sugar
1/4 t. vanilla extract
Place butter and cream cheese into mixer bowl. Cream 1 minute on medium-high speed until fluffy. Add confectioner's sugar 1 c. at a time, mixing on medium speed, scraping down bowl between additions. Add vanilla, then beat on high speed 1-2 minutes until light and fluffy.

Here is a link to the Chocolate Ganache cupcake. The frosting is just melted chocolate chips and heavy cream. Georgetown Cupcakes also offers gluten free cupcakes.  I'll have to find out if they have anything safe for diabetics though their carrot cake is low calorie. 


Popular posts from this blog

Overprotective Mom's Guide to Pop Music this Week

I have 2 teens and so I try to keep up with what is going on in music. I want to know what my kids are listening to. I also need to be aware of what songs are playing on the radio while my kids are in the van. I listened to the Top Ten pop songs on the Billboard chart and wrote down my impressions of the songs.

My son asked me one afternoon, "Mom, why is Ariana Grande walking side to side?' I usually don't listen to the words and focus on the beat and melody so I was surprised that he caught what the lyrics were. The song he is referring to is "Side to Side" by Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj. I've heard that song around 200 times over the last couple of months. I just figured she was dancing with some guy and they were swaying side to side like you do at church dances. Well, I found out what it really means, prompted by my son's question. She's had sex with a guy all day and all night so she's so sore she walks side to side. (Vomit) Now I ch…

I Am a Yield Sign

Yeah, girls, it is my honesty time. I am now like one of those people in a reality show in those confession rooms ready to tell all!

I am embarrassed about this usually but I think I should share. I am a size 12 but my chest is about a size 16. Yeah, honey, I do not have a problem in the chest area! However, what most people don't think about is that a big chest does look fat, otherwise they are more than likely fake. I have big arms and shoulders to hold up my 36D's. Another problem with these things is that my back aches and cleavage shows in almost every shirt. I would have been a goddess in the 1950's but now I look like a cow!

I have an inverted triangle body type. I am wide on the top but have small hips and no butt. My legs and arms are skinny and bony. It is not the most attractive body type and most clothes were not made for me. When I lose weight I lose it in my butt first. I have a great body for swimming. As I have gained weight I look more like an apple or a …

STUFF Clogging My Mind

I haven't blogged in a while. I never made it big in blogging and I never found an audience. I gave up and instead used Twitter as a way to express myself. I primarily used Twitter for about four years and even had my own little community. I had a few major retweets but was never famous or anything. I kept myself anonymous because I didn't want attention. I just wanted to express my feelings. A month ago I quit and it was one of the best decisions I've made.

It was popular last year to say that 2016 was the worst year ever! It was a very strange year for me! I went through many challenges, new baby, c section, deployment, teenagers, a move, and ended the year losing my grandfather, I went into a deep depression and realized that I was spending sometimes 6-8 hours arguing with people on Twitter. I knew that couldn't help my depressed mood so I decided one day to quit. By day three I felt like a new person. I had more energy and I no longer felt hopeless. Instead of wast…