NYC Eats: Georgetown Cupcake in SoHo
Popularly known for their hit reality TV series on TLC- DC CUPCAKES, sisters Katherine Kallinis and Sophie LaMontagne were the pioneers of the cupcakery scene back in 2008 when they opened their first shop in DC. The two sisters gamely gave up their corporate careers to pursue a sweeter dream and 4 years later, they are the proud owners of 3 cupcakeries- in Georgetown, Bethesda, SoHo, with 2 more opening in Boston and Los Angeles later this year.
According to Wiki, Georgetown Cupcake offers 18 flavors daily, including multiple varieties of chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet that are available each day, three seasonal flavors, and other flavors on rotation throughout the week.
I had been dying to try their cupcakes after watching DC CUPCAKES almost everyday on STAR World and when I found out they had a branch in SoHo, I was determined to add Georgetown Cupcake to my NYC list of places to eat! We made a detour here before brunch as Balthazar was fully booked till 3.30pm so the plan was to come here for a pre-brunch appetizer sort of thing and walking a couple of streets down to Balthazar after!
It felt almost surreal walking into the shop and seeing the displays of prettily frosted cupcakes, their characteristic swirl and designs as well as the iconic bright pink boxes that I had so often seen on TV. ‘I WAS FINALLY GOING TO BE ABLE TO TASTE A GEORGETOWN CUPCAKE!’ was what was playing in my head over and over again as the excitement mounted and I was almost on my tippity toes trying to pick out the flavors I was actually going to try. Which of course was possibly one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make.. Have I mentioned that I was a huge fan?
And…we finally decided on the Carrot, Peanut Butter Fudge, Earl Grey Lavender Teacake and of course their bestseller- Red Velvet! It took so much willpower to only stop at 4 but we did not want to spoil our appetite for brunch and it was not quite as convenient to take away the rest as it was pouring outside!
So we sat at one of the few tables in the shop and slowly savored the cupcakes one by one. And I was lost for words when I took my first bite of that perfectly fluffy and crumbly cake, together with the soft, very smooth and not too sweet frosting. Every cupcake was a winner for me (absolutely NOT being biased here) but really, it was really that yummy. Even Jie who is no cupcake fan and just eats the ones I bake to humor me, loved them! So I think that is a pretty legitimate endorsement by itself!
I am so glad Georgetown Cupcake lived up to expectations and so much more! Making that detour on SoHo in the rain was definitely worth it because I finally got to EAT A GEORGETOWN CUPCAKE!
111 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012