mmm, cake

SB and I just got back from seeing The Darjeeling Limited, which was fine, but is ultimately not as important as what we did just prior to the movie.We had cupcakes.

A new cakelove location just opened in Shirlington a few weeks ago,  and I would say that I’m embarassed that we’ve been there three times already, but really, I’m not.  I like cake.  Who doesn’t like cake?  Wrong people, that’s who.

The whole cupcake deal seems to be that for $3, you get either chocolate or vanilla cake with one of a variety of fancy frostings.  So far I’ve had chocolate with German chocolate, chocolate with peanut butter, and chocolate with lime.  Shane has had chocolate with chocolate ganache, chocolate with straight-up chocolate frosting, and then tonight he branched out, going for chocolate CAKE with toffee something-or-other frosting.  We also had samples during last weekend’s Oktoberfest, but I can’t say that I really remember what they were.

The most torturous thing about cakelove is that when you buy your cupcake, it comes out of a refrigerated case BUT won’t actually be at its best until it’s warms up to room temperature.  Shane takes this whole cupcake-warming business very seriously, which lead to a great deal of teasing when I just couldn’t wait for German chocolate cake.  We let the second batch get all melty on our long beer-sodden walk home last weekend, resulting in a very sticky and very quick cupcake treat.  Tonight, just like Goldilocks, they were just right.

I’m really not at all interested in furthering this cupcake trend – I think it’s really pretty ridiculous – but at the same time you definitely won’t hear me complaining about fancy cake treats in my neighborhood.

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  1. I’m shamelss about my excitement for the new cupcake bar that’s supposed to be opening sometime soon in downtown C.

    cake cake cupcake!

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  2. Mmmm, cake. I didn’t know about that new cakelove, either. I am so out of touch with the Shirlington universe.

    BTW, the cupcakes at Buzz (across from Rustico) are killer, though also expensive.

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  3. Man, I love cupcakes, even if they are the new trendy thing right now. I also can’t wait to see Darjeeling Limited, even though I am geared up to be disappointed by it.

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  4. and isn’t it nice that you can actually see a film showing at LIMITED theaters? and now you won’t have to worry about a film you want to see passing by your town altogether!

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  5. When I was in DC for ALA Annual, my friends Lisa, Rachel and I had a bit of a problem with cake slices from Cakelove. Lisa and I walked there and got I don’t even remember how many slices (like seven or some such craziness) to bring back to the hotel and try out between the three of us. I was fantastic… although a little sickening. Thank god we didn’t eat them all.

    And yeah, I love those bleeding cupcakes. Another friend sent them to me as well. I may try to make them, but I’ve also sent the recipe to Lisa who is for sure going to make them.

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