Georgetown Cupcake

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.

So when I met Katherine and Sophie, sisters and owners of Georgetown Cupcake, and stars of TLC’s DC Cupcakes, I was a little bit starstruck.

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?

   

25 Responses to “Georgetown Cupcake”

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    Michelle posted June 20, 2012 at 8:50 am

    I feel the same way every time I meet Tiffani Faison, who is ridiculously down to earth and pretends she doesn’t see me geeking out. :-)

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    christina posted June 20, 2012 at 9:25 am

    champagne + cupcakes = my kind of evening. i LOVE/NEED that kitchenaid mixer.

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    Daisy posted June 20, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I was sorry to miss this awesome event!!! so glad it was a great evening for you ladies.

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    Meghan @ After the Ivy League posted June 20, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Ah that’s so exciting that they opened a Georgetown Cupcakes in Boston! I am definitely stopping by this weekend when I’m in town!

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    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat posted June 20, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I love all the pink and sparkles and of course, the cupcakes!

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    Samantha Angela posted June 20, 2012 at 10:44 am

    That event looks amazing! Champagne and cupcakes? Sign me up. You’re so lucky to have had the chance to go!

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      Bianca Garcia posted June 21, 2012 at 10:18 am

      Yeah I definitely lucked out with the invite :) I have to admit though that I had more cupcakes than champagne! hehehe

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    Amy @Macncheesenpeas posted June 20, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Wow, I’m obsessed with that bedazzled kitchenaid! I need one of those in my life

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    Molly Galler posted June 20, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I feel the same way! The first time I met Jody Adams I thought I was going to pass out! This store opening party looks incredibly fabulous. Thanks for sharing the pink in all its glory!

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    Honey What's Cooking posted June 20, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    i don’t watch DC cupcakes, but those are some PRETTY cupcakes. THe last time I went to DC, I visited Baked and Wired which I didn’t really care for. Someone mentioned to check out Georgetown Cupcake.. it was too late. But i believe they opened one in NYC.. i’ll have to check it out.
    You’re so lucky! Everything is so pink.. it’s like a cupcake club! LOVE IT!

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      Bianca Garcia posted June 21, 2012 at 10:18 am

      Yes they also opened one in NYC! It hasn’t even been a week since I tried their cupcakes and I am already planning my next trip back!

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    Megan posted June 20, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Ha I think I said some similar incoherent things to them. But they were so sweet. Great seeing you! Can’t wait to go try more cupcakes!

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    Simply Life posted June 20, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    oh I am loving that kitchen aid! how fun!

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    Colleen @ Culinary Colleen posted June 20, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I have never seen the show (probably the only reality show that I don’t watch, actually), but this event sounds amazing!

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    Emily @ A Cambridge Story posted June 20, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Your photos came out SO well. Love it!

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    Elizabeth posted June 20, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    This was SO much fun. Btw, can you send me the photo of me and Andres? :)

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      Bianca Garcia posted June 21, 2012 at 10:19 am

      Hey Elizabeth, I will send it to you tonight when I get home!

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    Meghan posted June 21, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Such a fun night! I love that hat on you. :)

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    The Scrumptious Pumpkin posted June 21, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Looks like an amazing event! Love your sight – following you on Twitter now! :)

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    OliePants posted June 21, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Great recap! I watched the one season that was on Netflix. I like it. I like watching any small business run – especially when its cake-based! :)

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    Heather posted June 21, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    So jealous, I love Sophie and Katherine! I’m dying to try a DC Cupcake, but they are nowhere near where I live, so I have to stick to Sprinkles (which are delicious too).

    I love the show DC Cupcakes too, it’s a fun one. My favorite reality show would have to be Giuliana and Bill, they are such a cute couple!

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    Joanne posted June 21, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I would have been gushing also! Ahh everything is so cute!!

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    BoozeinBoston posted June 22, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    That KitchenAid mixer is AMAZING.

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    Tracey posted June 25, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I walked by Georgetown Cupcakes on Saturday afternoon and the line was all the way down Newbury Street with a door person letting folks in two at a time! I cant wait for it to settle down a little so that I can try it out. I am so jealous you have already been!

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      Bianca Garcia posted June 25, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      Yeah I heard it was packed! Maybe weekdays would be better :) I can’t wait to go back too and try other flavors!

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