Okay so I admit it, I get starstruck easily.
I squealed with excitement when I saw Meryl Streep in New York, almost passed out when Donnie Wahlberg took off his shirt at a concert, and don’t even get me started when I met Rajon Rondo in person a few years ago. But being a food nerd, my world of celebrities extend to chefs like Anthony Bourdain and Tiffany Faison, authors like Calvin Trillin, Molly O’Neill, and Marcella Hazan, and TV food personalities.
And by starstruck I mean I couldn’t stop gushing about how I I love how pink everything is, and I can’t wait to try the cupcakes, and I love Katherine’s hair, and Sophie’s blouse, and yes I’m excited about the cupcakes and I’m so glad they opened in Boston and did I say how much I love how pink everything is?
I was invited to the champagne and cupcake dessert reception last week to celebrate the grand opening of Georgetown Cupcake in Boston.
It was a fabulous night filled with cupcakes (and goodie bags)…
… lots of champagne (and good-looking boys)…
… and friends (plus the stars of DC Cupcakes)!
The cupcake glitterati turned out in full force – the event was packed! We spent an hour or so drinking champagne and sampling various flavors of mini-cupcakes. My favorite was the salted caramel one, followed by red velvet.
The nice folks at Georgetown Cupcake were very kind to give event attendees 6 full-size cupcakes to take home and gift bags, too, which included a signed copy of The Cupcake Diaries among other goodies. I just started reading the cookbook, and I love how each page is in full color and each chapter is peppered with stories from the sisters.
I rarely bake my own cupcakes, mostly because I love buying the perfect-looking ones from bakeries and trying different flavors. I can’t wait to go back to Georgetown Cupcake and try the other flavors – such as that chocolate³ in the above display, which is different from chocolate² (first picture, photo taken from the website):
Chocolate³ is a Valrhona chocolate cupcake with a thin layer of rich Callebaut chocolate ganache icing topped with French chocolate sprinkles. Chocolate² is a Valrhona chocolate cupcake with a whipped Callebaut chocolate frosting topped with a fondant flower.
How can I not love a cupcake store that combines chocolate and math algorithms? And I love how pink everything is…
Do you watch DC Cupcakes? What’s your favorite reality show?