a little cupcake fix

Look what’s coming out in November!

Seems like there’s no stopping Sophie and Katherine of  Georgetown Cupcake. The sisters who left the corporate world to open “a little cupcake shop” are publishing a book about their meteoric rise to fame and success.

I remember well visiting their tiny jewel box cupcakery shortly after it opened on W. Potomac Street in 2008. Since then, their signature cupcakes have been buzzed and blitzed by the national media, they’ve moved to a larger location in Georgetown, opened a second shop in Bethesda, launched a nationwide shipping operation, and landed a TLC reality series called “DC Cupcakes,” which premiered in the summer of 2010. The show was so popular, the 2011 series featured twice as many episodes. Not bad for two girls who learned to bake from their Greek grandmother and hoped to sell about 100 cupcakes a day (they now sell about 5,000).

Can’t wait to read The Cupcake Diaries!

Meanwhile, I wanted to tell you about the DC Cupcakes mug I got this past Spring. When I first saw it on Georgetown Cupcake’s Facebook Page, I thought, “Just what I need, another mug.” We have a gazillion mugs in this house, with no place to store them. But the cupcake pattern looked so cute (it features all 18 of Georgetown Cupcake’s flavors), and I couldn’t resist.

Well, now it’s my favorite mug — very nicely made, good size (holds about 12 oz., I think), the colors are crisp and the glaze is beautifully smooth. Most important, the cup is comfortable in my hand, and whatever I drink out of it tastes even better ☺.

There’s more! After checking the TLC Store, I noted some other DC Cupcakes merchandise (aprons, t-shirts, bookpacks, etc.) and decided to order some of these spiral notebooks:

The perfect place to record sweet thoughts and foodie story ideas, no? Don’t worry, I plan to give some away as gifts, too.

Well, just thought you might enjoy this little cupcake fix. BTW, I haven’t been back to Georgetown Cupcake in about a year because it’s so crowded — there’s always a long, long line snaking down the street. Enjoy Part 1 of  “Mardi Gras,” from the TLC Series and have an extra sweet day:


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