Two weeks ago while we were walking around Reston town center we came across a little bakery that had a sign outside, "We sell cupcakes." Richie's not a huge cake person but loves cupcakes so we decided to try it out. What a let down. We went inside, and they weren't actually selling cupcakes- or not to us at least. You had to actual call in an order and get them specially made. So we went on a hunt for cupcakes. Too bad by that point it was already 9:30 PM, and all of the cupcake stores in the DC area were closed.
So we put our cravings on hold for two weeks.
We were up in the Silver Spring area this weekend with friends and decided that cupcakes sounded like the perfect ending (or start really) to a great night so we headed to Cakelove.
The four of us each got a different kind of cupcake (raspberry on chocolate, raspberry on vanilla, German chocolate, and strawberry on vanilla). They were all normal sized cupcakes topped with smooth, creamy frosting. To put it simply, they were all delicious.
Not so much- they cost $3.00 each. I could make an entire batch of cupcakes from scratch for $3.00. Richie said it's the perfect solution if you don't want an entire batch and only want one cupcake. I disagree. I would rather make an entire batch, give all but two (one for Richie and me) away and save the money. So here's where you come in. What do you think? Do you think any cupcake is worth paying $3.00 for?
By the way, here's a recipe for Cakelove cupcakes and frosting. So if you want cupcakes but aren't willing to fork out $3.00 a cake (or is it $3.00 a cup), you can still enjoy the Cakelove goodness. Oh and just for fun, here's a recipe for red velvet cupcakes because they just sound amazing.