Thursday, September 20, 2012

Georgetown Cupcakes

This was a must visit for me while we were in New York! I'm actually quite happy that there's now a good cupcake place to visit while shopping in SoHo.

Georgetown Cupcakes! Their first New York location and I'm secretly pleased I don't have to travel all the way to DC to try them.

That's right. If they sound familiar to you, it's because you've probably seen them on TLC. Sisters Katherine  and Sophie are forever baking, decorating, and coming up with wacky ideas for their clients.

No surprise here, there's a line up for their cupcakes. I feel a little envious of those walking out with large paper bags filled with pink bakery boxes. If only I could bring all these cupcakes back to Toronto!

We're in line now! Can't wait to get close to that display case. We know the menu's right beside us on the wall, but it's more fun to see what the flavours look like.

The shine on that chocolate makes me giddy with joy. You're looking at their classic madagascar bourbon vanilla cupcake with a whipped Callebaut chocolate frosting topped with a fondant flower.

On the left, Chocolate³ which means a Valrhona chocolate cupcake with Callebaut chocolate ganache icing topped with french chocolate sprinkles! To it's right, the Chocolate Ganache is a Valrhona chocolate cupcake with a thin layer of Callebaut chocolate ganache icing topped with a blue fondant flower.

We've found a flavour that Howard likes most - something citrus! This is their fresh key lime cupcake with a key lime frosting topped with a candied lime.

A common favourite for most people, the classic red velvet cupcake with a vanilla cream cheese frosting topped with a red fondant heart.

Which one do you prefer? Chocolate and vanilla or vanilla and chocolate? I can't decide!

Seeing some fall flavours already! The pumpkin spice cupcake has a maple-infused cream cheese frosting topped with a fondant maple leaf.

Chocolate pb swirl is a Valrhona chocolate cupcake with a creamy peanut butter core topped with a rich Callebaut chocolate ganache icing and a peanut butter swirl.

Chocolate Banana is a Valrhona chocolate and fresh banana cupcake with a banana frosting topped with a yellow fondant flower.

Look at that sparkly pink mixer!

Despite the long line up, service was friendly and fast, keeping the order and pick-up lines moving along. We received the best news at the cashier. In celebrating Fashion's Night Out, every customer got one free cupcake. Since there were two of us, we got two free cupcakes!!!

Whatttt! We didn't have to pay for the cupcakes? We got to try Georgetown Cupcakes for free? Incredible! Thank you to whoever thought of that fantastic promotion!

There's a little handy utensil bar if you needed any for your cupcakes and drinks.

We were lucky enough to grab a spot near the front of the bakery. The flowers are such a nice touch!

So what did we get? You already know Howard's pick . . .

I was really appreciative of the care they took in boxing up the cupcakes and making the little divider so that the flavours wouldn't crash together.

The key lime cupcake was light and fluffy, the frosting was pretty good - you can see the zest in it. The frosting is also very smooth and isn't too dense. Overall, thumbs up!

I ordered one of the seasonal cupcakes for the month of September (the other is a Caramel Apple, which I would have also loved to try). The Bananas Foster cupcake! I think I still have New Orleans in my mind. This is a rum-infused caramel cupcake baked with carmelized bananas, topped with a caramel buttercream frosting, a caramel drizzle, and a fondant flower. Delicious!

3 comments:

  1. I had no clue they had a nyc location! Totally would've went had i known. Was the wait really long?

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  2. Wow. I watch the show all the time - much to Hubby's dismay as he can't abide it. They make me want to open my own cupcake shop. What a treat to be able to visit one of their shops in person. You really are very lucky ;0)

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