Friday, September 14, 2012

Georgetown Cupcake at Bethesda Row - Review

The rebirth and revolution of the cupcake lives on. Cupcakes were once a small, delicious, delight shared at children's parties and annual school bake offs. In recent years, the cupcake has revolutionized the once basic, homemade, treat.

Individuals and groups have taken this revolution by storm and birthing grandma's recipe to an explosive  nationwide phenomena. This is the short story behind Georgetown Cupcake (DC Cupcake from TLC).

Sisters Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne are the co-founders of Georgetown Cupcake, stars of the hit series DC Cupcakes on TLC, and best-selling authors of The Cupcake Diaries. Their new book, Sweet Celebrations will be released in October 2012. 
description via Georgetown Cupcake

During the summer, I visited my sister in DC. Of course, DC has gone through a huge gentrification and the city is now attractive and very cosmopolitan. With that and the influence of pop culture, I was motived to see and taste the buzz surrounding Georgetown Cupcake.

I visited the location that is situated in the beautiful Bethesda Row. Bethesda is a quaint yet posh city in Maryland just over the DC line.

The shop is just the cutest and receives a lot of foot traffic because of its location. On this evening, my sister and I couldn't decide on flavors, so we went with the familiar: Red Velvet and Cookies 'n Cream.

The cupcakes are exceptionally rich. I didn't expect the Cookies 'n Cream to have such a strong flavor. It was almost pungent. I don't want to say that in absolutes because I normally try things twice before making a final decision. I then had a taste of my sister's Red Velvet Cupcake and it was marvelous. The flavor was rich but not as strong as the Cookies 'n Cream.

Overall: B
Appearance: A-
Taste Overall: B-

I'm going to try them again when I come back to the states to get a final review. (or maybe I'm greedy - who knows)

Have you ever tried Georgetown Cupcakes?

Tags: "TLC" "Georgetown Cupcakes" "DC Cupcakes" "cupcakes"


I've seen their show and this is definitely a place I would like to try.

I have seen their show and I want one badly. I love cupcakes and with so many people doing them I like to find the one that is the best.

I wonder about these cupcake spots! They look so cute and then the are just ok. Good to know!

Oh my goodness the cupcakes look absolutely delicious!!! YUMMY

<3 Marina

@ A Haute Mommy - I will be back to try a few other flavors. I liked the Red Velvet but the Cookies 'n Cream was too chalky.

@Kita - A YouTuber named "Darius Everyday Cookin' had a cupcake shop in Chicago and he had great cupcakes. He hosted a dinner party in Atlanta and he made some. Soooo delicious. He has since closed his shop and moved to NYC though. Gigi's Cupcakes in Dunwoody has good ones locally.

@Baby Shopaholic - Some of these cupcake shops are sooo bogus. I had some in the BET Hip Hop Awards gifting suite that were awful; tasted like a bag of sugar and dry bread. GROSS.

@Marina - They looked better than they tasted.

It's a little pricey but definitely yummy!!

I'm so glad cupcakes are still in because I love them, especially red velvet!

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