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Monday, February 27, 2012

The Cupcake cure

Founded by sisters Katherine Kallinis and 
Sophie LaMontagne, Georgetown cupcake
is the most popular cupcake shop in the world thanks to the one and only Oprah. Here in DC you are likely to run into your grad school professor, local congressman and that no name guy with the band at Georgetown cup cake. I must say being the fattie, I mean foodie that I am, I ordered each  type of cupcake since the line was so long. Was it worth the wait? ABSOLUTELY! In two days I managed to eat a dozen cupcakes. Although I do not recommend anyone to eat 12 cupcakes in 2 days, I enjoyed every bit of it. Some of my faves were the following; Salted Caramel (My fav), Chocolate Ganache, Coconut, Maple, Peanut butter fudge and Red velvet. There is a cupcake for everyone, chocolate lovers, carrot lovers, banana lovers alike. The next time you're in DC having that "is the day over yet" kind of day head over to 33rd and M and get the cupcake cure, it'll work everytime. Nurses orders.

Georgetown cupcake 
3301 m street nw 
washington dc 20007 
T. 202.333.8448 
F. 202.333.8558 

Georgetown cupcake at bethesda row 
4834 bethesda avenue 
bethesda md 20814 
T. 301.907.8900 
F. 301.907.8901

For the strawberry champagne cupcakes - (36 mini cupcakes, 3 per flute)
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, diced
  • 1/2 cup good champagne (sweet rose champagne suggested)
  • 2-1/2 cups flour, sifted
  • 2-1/2 tsp. baking powder, sifted
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 8 tbsp. (4 oz.) unsalted butter
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2-1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract + seeds from 1 vanilla bean
  • 1-1/4 cups whole milk, at room temperature

For the champagne buttercream frosting
  • 16 tbsp. (8 oz.) unsalted butter
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp. whole milk
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup good champagne (sweet rose champagne suggested)

For the strawberry layer
  • 24 fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup good champagne (sweet rose champagne suggested)

For the chocolate ganache
  • 2 cups high quality semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream

For serving
  • 12 glass champagne flutes
  • 12 long spoons
  • 12 indoor sparklers

1 comment:

  1. Georgetown cupcakes rock! I live in Georgetown, lets have cupcakes together Patii I think you're cute...hehehe