So, who doesn't love cupcakes? Actually, I have a friend who doesn't. And I find her weird. Anyway, MOST people love biting into the moist, crumby, flavorful heaven that is a good cupcake. Note the word good. I have had many, many cupcakes. And I don't care what anyone tells me: Magnolia Cupcakes taste like poo. They are just not good! The cupcake itself is dry and dense and the frosting is like sugarfest 2008. I don't mean to pick on Magnolia, I just think many people's ideas about cupcakes are...well...WRONG.
One place I am willing to advocate is Georgetown Cupcake. I mean, I've had equally good, if not better, cupcakes at Sticky Fingers, a delicious vegan bakery in Columbia Heights, but Georgetown Cupcake is great too. Especially because of it's convenient location smack dab in the middle of Georgetown (a great neighborhood in DC for shopping, if you've never been), farther away from all the franchises and closer to the cool second-hand stores. Sadiqeh and I took Jero, who's visiting from the Netherlands, there last week for some great shopping (we're envious of how lucky he is going from euros to dollars...damn you bad economy!) and great cupcakes. Amongst the three of us, the flavors we got were chocolate coconut, red velvet, vanilla on chocolate, and lemon berry. There's nothing better than taking a break from all your strenuous shopping, plopping down on a stoop, and enjoying some delicious cupcakes! Also, in the spirit of giving credit where credit is due, several of these, including the gorgeous last one, were photographed by Sadiqeh.