Back in early January, I was in D.C. (technically, 35 minutes outside of the city) for a client business trip in the bean-counting part of my life. After working long hours during the week, my team and I were given the day off on a Sunday, so I decided to go into D.C. with my two friends, Angela and Krystal.
I made on request that we stop at this cupcakery located in D.C.'s neighborhood, Dupont Circle, called Hello Cupcake. What an adorable name!
These were the flavors offered that day. I'm a fan of their cupcake flavor names, especially Prima Donna, Heart of Darkness, and Raspberry Beret.
I went with the Raspberry Beret, mainly because after having raspberry cupcakes from Butter Lane in the East Village, I've come to love raspberry buttercream! The Raspberry Beret is a chocolate cupcake with a sweet little cap of raspberry buttercream frosting and chocolate sprinkles. The buttercream was great--really light and not overly sweet. The cake was a little dry.
Findings: The cupcakes from Hello Cupcake look really cute! The buttercream I had on my Raspberry Beret was delicious, but as I said before, the cupcake part was a bit dry. I would definitely go back and try it again. It was a Sunday afternoon when I went, so maybe it was part of the day's last batch. Nonetheless, it was nice to make a stop at a D.C. cupcakery while away from home!
Price point: $3 for one cupcake.
--January 16, 2011
1361 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036