From bite size to the size of a human head, from a bakery to an ATM, since the turn of the new decade, the cupcake industry has made a huge name for itself. Consumers have fallen into the spiraling obsession with the super cute and super expensive sweet delicacy. It’s 2014 and people have finally come to their senses. According to the Huffington Post, that is when the “cupcake bubble burst.” Huge chains like Crumbs are forced to close down multiple locations in order to survive, beginning the “post-trendy cupcake era.” Is the Cupcake Empire crumbling? Is the boom over? Maybe so, but it isn’t going to effect the OGs of cupcake bakeries like Georgetown Cupcake. It all started in 2008 when sisters Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne decided to leave the world of fashion and explore their passion for baking. The two moved to Washington, DC and opened the famous, Georgetown Cupcake. Katherine and Sophie’s cupcakes became so popular, they were able to expand to Bethesda, New York City, Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta. And guess what… they are all still in business! They even ship nationwide. Now that is customer service. We’ve heard a lot of hype about this special little bakery, so we’ve decided to send out Spot86 chick, Jordan, to see what all the hype is about…
Jordan here! The Georgetown cupcakes in the Georgetown area had a line that stretched from the front door to Bangkok. Because I was so impatient and needed a tasty tiny treat in my mouth immediately, I decided to visit their other location in Bethesda. What I liked best about this bakery is there is no fuss. A lot of new bakeries try to sell themselves on being cute. Georgetown Cupcake achieved this without having pink walls or a ridiculous logo. With them,the cupcakes speak for themselves. When looking at the menu, you are faced with an array of choices. You can choose a traditional favorite like vanilla and red velvet, or pick one of their daily specials like banana chocolate chip. I decided to go with strawberry, salted caramel, and vanilla.
I’ve had a lot of cupcakes in my 22 years of living. Some may consider me to be a cupcake aficionado. As I took that first bite out of the vanilla, it was as if I had never had a cupcake ever in my life until today. The icing was as fluffy and smooth like room temperature butter. The cake was so moist I could have swam in it. Overall, it lived up to all the hype. I give Georgetown cupcake a 3 thumbs up. 2 just doesn’t cut it.
If you ever have the time to visit their original location in Georgetown, I say good luck to you. It’s like the Hunger Games out there. Orrrr you can cop out like I did and go to the location in Bethesda (a solid 10 minutes away). I highly recommend it. May the frosting forever be in your favor.