Walking by a few nights ago I was dragged inside this cupcake shop against my will. Like a caricature of a cavewoman with a club dragging her caveman in by the hair behind her. I’m pretty sure this is how my lady friend felt as she would not be denied a last minute excursion into Georgetown Cupcake in NYC. I had no choice but it was a great call!
( Yeah, I know, I’m a dude doing cupcake reviews. Sue me. These things are orgasmic! )
Last minute is describing it properly as they were closing in five minutes and we still were able to sneak in with the door being locked behind us. This place is quite large as far as cupcake shops go. Most I have been to are usually small storefronts. They even have some seating in this place. It is super bright and looks brand new. Lots of pink and black decor with some colorful art on the walls. Long counter with hundreds of boxes on the shelves, cooking tools, and even a pink bedazzled cake mixer. So “chick flick” it screams “Sex and the City”. I can picture that scene with Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal happening over cupcakes here rather than at Katz’s Deli in “When Harry Met Sally”. I’ll have what she’s having!
Walking up to the counter I was taken aback by the huge selection of cupcakes that were still available in the display cases. You want sweet and savory? You want chocolatey goodness? You want fluffy and moist? You want a plethora of flavors? Everything looks wonderfully mouth watering and drool inducing. Too much to choose from!
The staff here were really nice and did not give us any attitude for coming in so late and taking a table to enjoy our cupcakes. Enjoy we did. I went with the Salted Caramel cupcake and Mo went with the special edition Bernie Williams cupcake. We tried both and I thought they were delicious! I definitely preferred the salted caramel as the frosting was amazing! Just the right amount of sweetness, with some caramel oozing into the center of the cake, and just the right size. The Bernie Williams cupcake was also very good. It had chocolate cake filled with chunks of pretzel pieces in it. The frostings are just terrific and are the highlight here. For the time of night it was, and about to close I was surprised at how fresh and moist they still were, and there was still a lot to choose from. This is now definitely one of my favorite cupcake spots and rivals, even surpasses, some of the others that I have tried.
They have a daily cupcake schedule for each day of the week with some rotating flavors, along with hot and cold coffee drinks and teas. Get there early in the morning and ask for the secret cupcake of the day that’s not on the menu. We were told they go fast and were out of luck by the time we showed up. Damn!
Georgetown Cupcake – http://www.georgetowncupcake.com/