Georgetown Cupcakes

Something Sweet and Special!

Large, half eaten vanilla frosting cupcake with a blue candy flower on top— Lisa Shusterman,
RFT Contributor.

There’s something special about a cupcake.

It’s the same as cake, but you don’t have to share it; you get to eat it all by yourself. But just like cake, some are worth eating while others are better left sitting on the shelf.

Georgetown Cupcakes serves up the kind of cupcakes that are worth eating. Located in the Georgetown area of Washington, DC, with another shop in Bethesda, MD, this is a destination dessert stop.

Chocolate and vanilla frosting cupcakes on display at Georgetown Cupcakes

The counter at Georgetown Cupcakes.

Walking into this European-style shop, you’re greeted by a showcase of Georgetown Cupcake’s nine daily flavors as well as the six special flavors-of-the-day. Beautifully displayed, each and every cupcake invites you to take it home. Stacked against the opposite wall are pretty pink boxes, making that previous invitation easy to execute.

Quality ingredients make Georgetown Cupcakes special: Valrhona chocolate, Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla, European sweet cream butter — all of it combined into a visually appealing packages. My favorite is Chocolate 2, a Valrhona Chocolate cupcake with a whipped Callebaut Chocolate ganache frosting. The cake is moist and flavorful and the ganache is to die for — like eating four or five of the richest truffles I’ve ever eaten.

Vanilla and chocolate cupcakes in a box

Georgetown Cupcakes’ boxed cupcakes.

If you’re in the DC area, Georgetown Cupcakes is worth going out of your way to pick up one (or more!) of these tasty morsels. But if you can’t wait, no problem, they ship!


Lisa Shusterman

Lisa Shusterman is a mother, part-time arbitrator, world traveler, and author of Around the World in Easy Ways (see Real Reviews for more). She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio,with her husband Marty, her two daughters, Siena and Avocet, and their rats, Pearl and Rue. You can purchase her book at her travel blog,, or at Check out her around the world travel blog at