I was out with a friend for lunch today when I noticed a new business had moved in next door to the Mexican restaurant. My eyes lit up when I saw just what that new business was: a cupcake shop! I love cupcakes, and just this last week had been craving a coconut cupcake strangely enough. Small Cakes: A Cupcakery is the name of the shop and I guess this is their second location, but I had never heard of them before they moved next to my favorite Mexican and favorite pizza place. What a deadly combo! They even have punch cards so if you buy a dozen you get one free. Cupcakes are $3 each or $33 for a dozen. You can find a list of their flavors here. The cupcakes are on display so you can decide what looks good, I would definitely recommend ordering with a side of milk!!
I bought a box of four: coconut, decadant fudge, lemon, and the pink vanilla. The coconut hit the spot and the fudge was crazy rich. I only ate half of one and couldn’t finish, the fudgey frosting was the kicker, wow! The lemon cupcake had a tart filling, which paired nicely with the sweet frosting. However, my favorite was actually the white cupcake with the pink (vanilla) frosting. Boring, huh? I liked the simplicity, the white cake is just SO good. Plus I love all things pink, so it is no surprise I loved it!
I’d love to see more filled cupcakes added to their menu, as well as some more fruity flavors, like chocolate raspberry. I really wasn’t impressed by Baby Cakes cupcake shop down at the river market, the cupcakes were small and the frosting just didn’t do it for me. My favorite cupcake shop is probably Kara’s Cupcakes in San Francisco, obviously not local. I never tried Georgetown Cupcake when I lived in D.C., maybe I will have to try it out on my upcoming trip! I am always up for trying cupcakes!
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