On Fridays, I highlight products that I think are sweet, in every sense of the meaning–sometimes literally, but not always!
My love for Georgetown Cupcake is already well-documented. I have a full-fledged cupcake obsession to begin with, but, thus far, Georgetown’s cupcakes have been unsurpassed by any others in my book. They’re moist, flavorful, and super cute!
I mean, I’ve always known they must be good, since they have their own show and everything. But when I took my first bite, I found them to be more than good. They were melt-in-your-mouth amazing!
My first visit to the cupcakery involved an hour-long wait in line. Outside. In the rain. On a holiday weekend.
And I will unashamedly tell you that it was worth it. :)
However, since I don’t live anywhere near Washington, D.C. or any of the other locations (so far…fingers crossed!), my experience at Georgetown Cupcake was a one-time thing. I bought a dozen cupcakes and savored every crumb, returning home with a happy stomach and empty hands. I was in love with those cupcakes, but I figured I’d never get to taste one again.
And then fate stepped in.
I happened to catch a cupcake special on Good Morning America. In honor of Fashion Week, they were offering a dozen cupcakes for delivery at half-price! I jumped right on that deal and eagerly awaited my special Fed-Ex delivery.
It was, once again, totally worth it. While I could never justify spending $60 on 12 cupcakes–delicious or not–I felt like my $27.50 was well-spent. My cupcakes were prettily packaged in a pink box that made me smile:
The cupcakes, decorated with fashion-inspired fondant, were buried in layers of packaging. With lollipop sticks inserted to prevent smudging, the cupcakes were enclosed in a plastic container, which was inside a sturdy Georgetown Cupcake box, which was inside a sealed layer of insulated bubble wrap, which was inside the big pink box that came straight to my door. A frozen gel pack was also tucked inside for ultimate freshness.
They take their packaging seriously.
As you can see, the lollipop sticks leave a hole in each cupcake, so if you’re ordering cupcakes for an event and that bothers you, you probably won’t be rushing to place an order.
In my opinion, though, they’re so worth it! The cupcakes are truly the best I’ve ever tasted. The quality ingredients are imported from around the world and make for a noticeable difference in flavor.
Speaking of flavors…there are so many mouthwatering varieties to choose from! As boring as it sounds, the original vanilla ones that I posted from their cookbook are probably my favorite. They’re no ordinary vanilla cupcakes! The Milk Chocolate Birthday, Pumpkin Spice, and Mint Cookies & Creme are also delicious. Really, they all are!
Since ordering my first dozen, I’ve ordered a few more of the signature pink boxes and gotten to try several of the flavors. I’ve never been disappointed. The famous cupcakery occasionally offers discounts and other deals in their e-mail newsletters, so I’ve never paid full price. If you are close enough to pick up your own cupcakes, you can save money that way, too, since the overnight shipping accounts for half the bill. The bakery has already expanded to a handful of locations across the U.S., so check out the list on their website to find the one nearest you.
If I’m ever in D.C. (or one of the other locations) again, you’ll find me in the cupcake line. Until then, I make the recipes at home all the time, and I also keep my eyes peeled for special delivery deals in Georgetown Cupcake’s e-mails.
These are my most favorite cupcakes to buy, and if they’re sweet enough for me, I think you’ll love them, too!
Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way for these thoughts. I really just love these cupcakes to the point of annoyance! :)