I’ve been waiting for this…
…and so, apparently, has half of Manhattan!
Two-hour-long waits. TV cameras and balloons. And we’re inside Georgetown Cupcake!
The line was slow, giving me plen-ty of time to consider my ordering strategy…
… and ogle the perfectly frosted cupcakes.
She was glowing. And her daughters?
Katherine and Sophie, and their whole crew, were fast at work. (Everyone was ridiculously nice.)
Most people were ordering cupcakes by the dozen. Ever the study of modesty, I ordered two (actually, I only ordered one, but you got one free in celebration of the grand opening and who would ever turn down a free cupcake??).
I knew I wanted the strawberry lava fudge. I have a thing for strawberry cake…and combined with chocolate? It was a no-brainer.
On a whim (or, more like trying to make an important decision quickly, under pressure) I got the red velvet for my freebie as it’s their best seller.
Although there area handful of tables in the big, bright bakery, I brought the cupcakes home with me so I could savor them in private.
The strawberry lava fudge was, as anticipated, ridiculous.
The strawberry frosting was sweet and the fudge oozed from the middle into a chocolaty puddle. Ridiculous.
The red velvet, however, is what blew me away. Pitch-perfect cream cheese frosting—neither too sweet nor tart, spread generously atop the moist cake.
It was fun, it was delicious, and it was totally worth the madness.