After throwing the most lavish "Media Preview Party" last night this guy has ever seen (valet! spotlights! red carpet! swag bags! "celebrities!"), Georgetown Cupcake will officially open in Los Angeles to the public on Saturday at noon. This will be the first west coast and fifth location overall of the cupcakery, which rose to D.C. fame due to both their quality sweets and TLC show, "DC Cupcakes." To celebrate the grand opening Saturday, Georgetown Cupcake will be giving out ONE FREE CUPCAKE PER PERSON.
Are they any good, you ask? Two years ago I reviewed a three day-old box shipped in from the nation's capital. Even under those conditions I left highly impressed. Last night, trying the cupcakes fresh for the first time, I found mostly hits (Pumpkin Spice with maple-infused cream cheese frosting) with one or two misses (Strawberry). Overall, a very positive sampling. Add to the fact that they offer a whopping sixteen daily flavors and tons of holiday special cupcakes like Butterscotch Pudding and Chocolate Egg Nog, it's certainly a worthy addition to the LA cupcake scene.
However, with a cupcake bakery over-saturation in Los Angeles already and the recent general malaise regarding the tiny cakes, it will be very interesting to track the bakery's opening. They may woo us with "Josie & the Pussycat"-like swanky premieres and serve some delicious cupcakes, yet it remains to be seen whether LA is ready to embrace another cupcakery.
143 S. Robertson Blvd, LA.
Opens Saturday at noon.