Yes, the cupcake “revolution” is getting old, but this is the real deal… Sprinkles Cupcakes… the ORIGINAL cupcake bakery! It’s arrived here in DC – dangerously down the street from the Haute Papier design studio… but not far enough that the walk down there will burn off the calories consumed by even one cupcake (as if I am actually able to have that kind of self-restraint!)!
We were able to get a sneak peek and ridiculous amount of tasting earlier this week at a preview for business owners in Georgetown and we’re beyond smitten with the deliciousness of the cake! It’s perfectly crumbly with so much more flavor than another cupcakes shop in Georgetown, whose name we’ll leave unmentioned, but irritates the heck out of my husband – if only because its customers have no sense of the difference between the street and sidewalk as they stand googlie-eyed taking pictures of the storefront.
We also got to meet Candace (the founder) and her husband, Charles. Candace is just adorable – complete with cute little converse tennies with her chef’s jacket. Welcome to DC Sprinkles!!
Ok, I know you’ve been waiting for it and I finally got it together… Here’s your list of culinary indulgences for the Cherry Blossom Festival!
Buzz Bakery will be doing cherry infused cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for $2.75 each. They are also offering cherry almond granola. And to wash down those cupcakes they’re serving up a Cherry Cordial Latte (1883 Routin Cherry Syrup imported from the French Alps and Buzz Homemade Chocolate Sauce) made with Illy Espresso. YUM!
Equinox will be serving up creative cherry cocktails and cherry-inspired snacks as Equinox springs into a Cherry Blossom-inspired Happy Hour beginning March 20, 2009. Every Friday from 5-7 pm starting March 20 until June 21, 2009, happy hour customers can sip on unique cherry cocktails while enjoying complimentary snacks provided by Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Equinox Todd Gray and Pastry Chef Melanie Parker.
Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company has been busy whipping up Cherry Blossom Picnic Basket packed with mouthwatering barbeque and delicious desserts. The cherry-themed lunch to go includes a rack of ribs, spicy grilled chicken wings, two sides, honey jalapeno cornbread, cherry pie and cherry soda for a steal at $44.99.
Ici Urban Bistro is serving up foie gras, cherry almond crumble and more cherry inspired cocktails that one could down.
From savory to sweet, Restaurant 3 has a menu sprinkled with cherry-filled delights. The Clarendon neighborhood restaurant will brighten the festival with their featured entrée of Grilled American Lamb Loin with a cherry bourbon demi glace and served with roasted mushrooms, wilted spinach, goat cheese & orzo pasta, priced at $26. Executive Chef Brian Robinson will also roll out a tempting Cherry Cobbler with a sugar cookie crust topped with homemade cherry vanilla swirl ice cream, priced at $7. Mixologist Ria Freydberg will be shaking up Cherry Towns, which feature raspberry vodka, Bing cherry and rose-infused syrup, fresh orange juice and cherry bitters.
If not, you haven’t been to Georgetown Cupcake! The new sleek and modern cupcake only shop is now serving up some delightful treats that are flying out the door just barely out of the oven!We stopped by to check it out and could barely squeeze in the shop to get to the end of the line! Owners Katherine Kallinis and Sophie Lamontagne were busy helping customers and whipping up the 1000+ cupcakes that have been sweeping through Georgetown and the rest of DC since their opening on Valentine’s Day.They offer 12 flavors daily ranging from Chocolate Cubed (chocolate cupcake, chocolate frosting and chocolate sprinkles) to Key Lime (chocolate cupcake with key lime cream cheese frosting) to classic Red Velvet.Our favorite, Lemon Blossom, with perhaps the most innocent name is actually quite sinfully delicious. With moist crumbles of cake and the most perfectly tart and sweet at the same time frosting the Lemon Blossom was heavenly. Our only disappointment of the excursion, was that they were out of Red Velvet – I guess that just means we will have to stop by for more “research” soon!If you haven’t been, you must go…Georgetown Cupcake1209 Potomac Street NWWashington, DC 20007