7/24/2009

A New Neighborhood Cupcakerie Wows!


Pink and green balloons smiling against sunny blue skies made it easy to spot Something Sweet, the new bakery and cupcake cafe in Woodley Park. Bubbling with anticipation, I headed over yesterday during its opening hour to check out what the place was all about, and I must say it was delightful! Just a few cafe tables and a shabby-chic, fresh interior set a casual antiquey scene for enjoying one of seven cupcake flavors or their cookies, milkshakes, or tangy frozen yogurt. Glass jars of lemonade and iced tea sitting on little feet were touches of personality.

Sometimes if the ambiance and decor of the place itself is cute enough, I don't care quite as much whether the cupcakes actually taste better than another cupcakerie, but Something Sweet delighted even further on the epicurean side! I sampled only the frosting because the shop doesn't any sell gluten-free cupcakes, but my brother ordered the vanilla cupcake and said it was the best cupcake in Washington! It felt heavy weighing it in my hand, but it was dense but in a good way because my brother said it tasted very moist. I thought the frosting was perfect - very true vanilla bean flavor accompanied by just the right level of sweetness.

I wish my heartiest congratulations to Meghan and Bo Blair, the entrepreneurs behind this creative idea who seized the opportunity to open a cupcake spot over in the Cathedral neighborhood. I only wish it was there when I was going to NCS! I would have chosen cupcakes over Starbucks any afternoon :)

Adorable glass cantinas

Frosted Cupcakes

Menu

Painted Mural on the Wall

I love the old tin ceiling

Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11 am - 10 pm

14 comments:

Ashley Pizarro said...

Such a cute new cupcake shop!! :) It looks delicious and sounds it too! By the way..you are a fabulous writer and I just love reading your writing!

Summer Wind said...

Great pictures, those cupcakes look divine!!!

preppyinnewengland said...

How darling! i will check it out next timein DC. We often visit as I have family in Northern Virginia!

JennyMac said...

It is darling! Wish it was right down the street from me.

BRD said...

I am heading down to Two Amy's this evening....perhaps I will stop by and get a cupcake for dessert!

--DC Prep

Miss Janice said...

What a cute shop. You also look tres cute:)

Muffy said...

WOW!!!! ADORABLE!!!!

Pink Martini said...

So cute. When I'm in DC this fall I will have to make a visit. Love the balloons with all the curly ribbon. :)

Kate said...

I can't wait to check it out when I visit in August. Looks so cute! I love your outfit too :)

MLD said...

I saw this on the Daily Candy newsletter.. cant wait to check it out when I get done with my internship in NY!

Lulu in D.C. said...

Bo Blair is taking over DC food in a great way! What a great addition to his growing restaurant success. I already love Jetties and Surfside and can't wait to try out this cupcake shop! Thanks for the great write-up and review! :)

Erin Elizabeth said...

awwwe. so so cute!!

i want to visit <3

Summer is a Verb said...

That place looks adorable! And, scumptious! Cupcakes are a major weakness...XXOO

Little Bow Prep said...

It's indeed quite fab!

DC has great shops and bakeries.

And cupcakes > Starbucks for sure!