Inspired by their grandmother, in 2008, Katherine Berman and Sophie LaMontagne traded careers in fashion and venture capital to follow their passion for baking and opened Georgetown Cupcake in Washington, DC. Since 2008, Katherine and Sophie have expanded Georgetown Cupcake with locations in Bethesda, MD, New York City/SoHo, Boston/Newbury St, and Los Angeles. Georgetown Cupcake ships its cupcakes nationwide and offers over 100 flavors. Georgetown Cupcake is featured on the TLC show DC Cupcakes.

According to their website, they offer 19 flavors everyday, 7 daily flavors, and anywhere between 2-14 monthly/seasonal flavors. It’s a long list, so I recommend reading it on their website, but for those who don’t want to open a new tab, I’ve listed the daily and monthly flavors after the summary. I do have to say, though, looking through their menu, while I was prepared to give Georgetown Cupcake a higher ranking, I am disappointed in their dietary cupcake options. While I appreciate the fact that they try to give gluten free and vegan options (as well as Kosher options during Jewish holidays), as a person who is often restricted to one of those diets and have many friends who are strictly on those diets (& as one who doesn’t like chocolate), there aren’t many options. All the gluten free options are chocolate, which is often a tactic used to add more flavor (which is hard to do, but do-able without chocolate) and there are only 3 vegan flavors (all of which are on the “healthy” side… vegans want a sugary treat too!) So that needs some work. More variety please! But I also do like that there is always (minus the diet cupcakes) a vanilla option to the chocolate option (ie chocolate and vanilla or vanilla and chocolate OR Thanksgiving Chocolate or Thanksgiving Vanilla) The everyday flavors include:

  • Chocolate-valrhona chocolate cupcake with whipped callebaut chocolate frosting
  • Chocolate-same as above but with callebaut chocolate ganache icing with chocolate sprinkles
  • Chocolate Birthday-traditional sweet vanilla buttercream frosting
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • Chocolate and Vanilla-vanilla cream cheese frosting
  • Double Milk Chocolate Birthday- milk chocolate buttercream frosting
  • Milk Chocolate Birthday -madagascar bourbon vanilla cake and milk chocolate buttercream frosting
  • Baby Pink Chocolate-pink tinted vanilla buttercream frosting
  • Baby Blue Chocolate-blue tinted vanilla buttercream frosting
  • Sunshine Chocolate- yellow tinted vanilla buttercream frosting
  • Bubblegum Pink Chocolate- bright pink tinted vanilla buttercream frosting
  • Vanilla
  • Vanilla Birthday
  • Vanilla and Chocolate- whipped callebaut chocolate frosting
  • Baby Pink Vanilla
  • Baby Blue Vanilla
  • Bubblegum Pink Vanilla
  • Sunshine Vanilla
  • Red Velvet- Their signature red velvet cupcake with vanilla cream cheese frosting

I visited the SoHo shop in the summer of 2012, as part of a day-long cupcake tour. I had not seen the show, but my friend Hanna insisted that we visit the bakery for a little treat.  Just around the corner from the shop is DASH, the store run by the Kardashian sisters, and LM, a store that I got my first-day outfit for 8th grade. So I had a good feeling about the place. Much to my surprise, this shop was clean, girly, and very tasty. The shop just buzzed with a sense of girly fun, which was a nice break from the loud, dirty streets of NYC. The first sight I had inside the shop was a pink sequined kitchenaid mixer- a femme baker’s dream. The cupcakes were each decorated with a sugar flower candy and simple yet clean frosting. The workers were friendly, and while we had a hard time deciding on the cupcake we were going to purchase, we had a great time and felt very much at home in the store. Hanna ordered the seasonal Olympic Gold cupcake (the summer Olympics in London were happening during the time) which was a Chocolate and Vanilla cupcake and I had a seasonal Blueberry Cheesecake. WOW! I was so glad to have had this cupcake, and it really changed my perspective on what a cupcake is. I had expected a basic vanilla cupcake with maybe some cream cheese filling, but this cake was actually a mini cheesecake with real blueberries. Very tasty. And now that I’m thinking about it, I wish I could have one now. 

Summary:

Location: Georgetown, Bethesda, NYC Soho, Boston, Los Angeles, Atlanta, NYC Times Square Cafe

Flavors: 19 everyday flavors (a mix of vanilla + chocolate), 7 daily flavors, 2-14 seasonal flavors

Size: “Regular”

Price: $2.75 each, $15 half dozen, $29 dozen 

Atmosphere: Girly

Taste: WOW!

Favorite: Blueberry cheesecake (avail. only in July)

Ranking: 4.25/5

Flavors:


Daily Specials:

  • Monday- chocolate coconut, chocolate mint, cinnamon, honey banana, toffee crunch, gluten-free chocolate toffee crunch, vegan apple cinnamon
  • Tuesday- coconut, lemon blossom, maple, mocha, salted caramel, g-free chocolate salted caramel, vegan cranberry spice
  • Wednesday- carrot, chocolate coconut, chocolate hazelnut, cookies & creme, lemon berry, g-free chocolate coconut, vegan carrot
  • Thursday- chocolate hazelnut, chocolate PB chip, coconut, lava fudge, lemon blossom, g-free lava fudge, vegan cranberry spice
  • Saturday- coconut, key lime, mint cookies & creme, pb fudge, salted caramel, g-free pb fudge, vegan apple cinnamon
  • Sunday- carrot, chocolate coconut, lava fudge, pb fudge, strawberry, g-free strawberry lava fudge, vegan carrot

Seasonal:

  • January: Cookies and creme cheesecake, caramel praline crunch
  • February: strawberry lava fudge, strawberry, strawberry champagne, valentine’s chocolate, valentine’s vanilla
  • March: Irish cream, boston cream, chocolate mint crunch, cherry blossom, st. patrick’s day chocolate, st. patrick’s day vanilla, passover macaroon, easter bunny chocolate, easter bunny vanilla, easter egg chocolate, easter egg vanilla
  • April: cherry blossom, mocha fudge, passover macaroon
  • May: hummingbird, white chocolate raspberry, lavender earl grey teacake, mother’s day chocolate, mother’s day vanilla, memorial day
  • June: coffee cookies and creme, chocolate butterscotch chip, orange blossom, father’s day chocolate, father’s day vanilla
  • July: blueberry cheesecake, strawberry, chocolate sunday, 4th of july
  • August: banana split, peaches and cream, neapolitan
  • September: double butterscotch chip, caramel apple, cinnamon coffee crumb, labor day
  • October: pumpkin spice, pumpkin cheesecake, maple blueberry, halloween ghost, halloween bat, chocolate goo-nache, chocolate spider web, chocolate spider
  • November: pumpkin spice, caramel apple, maple chocolate chip, election democrat red velvet, election republican red velvet, thanksgiving chocolate, thanksgiving vanilla
  • December: chocolate egg nog, white chocolate peppermint, chocolate peppermint, gingerbread, snowball coconut, rudolph red velvet, red bow vanilla buttercream, christmas caramel, holiday lava fudge, english christmas, santa’s chocolate chip, sticky toffee pudding, hanukkah, New Year’s eve
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