Both ladies, who are sisters, left high powered jobs and risked their financial health to start this small cupcake shop in Georgetown (Washington DC). Neither of them expected it to take off as it did and now they have a show on TLC. How cool is that? I love stories like this. It makes me feel like I CAN do anything. It just takes a LOT of really hard work and more hard work and a little more hard work (and a sister!)
Meeting DC Cupcakes
I had the pleasure of meeting the owner/sisters, Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis at the DC Metro Moms event in June.
I brought home a cupcake that I had decorated for my kids and all 4 kids immediately fell in love with Georgetown Cupcakes. I promised them I would take them down to the cupcakery (love that word, not mine, it was from TLC‘s press release) sometime.
That sometime was this morning. We had heard that there were 1 hour waits for cupcakes, so I was hoping that if we got there early, we wouldn’t have to wait. There was a line, but it moved quickly. The bakery is small, so the line is probably always there. We waited 10 minutes to get our cupcakes.
We did have one disappointment. I had picked Friday to go because they make Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip cupcakes on Friday and I had heard a rumor (from one of the owner sisters at the DC Metro event) that the Chocolate Peanut Butter chip were really good and since I’m addicted to anything chocolate and peanut butter, I had to go. They were all out when we got there. We could have waited an hour for a fresh batch, but we had to get back home. I guess I will HAVE to go again.
Watching DC Cupcakes
My 7 year old son wanted to know where the actors were that play the sisters and the boss chef. The kids and I watched DC Cupcakes again last night so it would all be fresh in our memories. Have you seen the show on TLC yet? If not, check it out. I’m a bit of a TLC junkie. It’s really neat to watch the show now and know exactly how the shop looks. Here is a video promo for the show:
You can watch DC Cupcakes on TLC on Friday, at 10 PM (ET/PT) tonight (July 23 & July 30). The first 2 episodes aired on July 16. Check your TV guide for reruns of the first 2 episodes. They are definitely worth watching!
Buying DC Cupcakes
The store is really efficient at getting everyone in and out in a hurry. Everyone was really pleasant and even though we were all in their faces with cameras and video cameras, they were very pleasant. My kids wanted to watch everything and they were more than happy to let them and even explain what was going on. It was such a pleasant atmosphere. A few pictures from our adventure (click on the pictures to see a larger one.) All pictures were taken by my 14 year old son.
Eating DC Cupcakes
Here is what I saw when I got home and opened the box to eat a cupcake. The kids could not wait to get home, so they had each had 1 cupcake while we were in the car. I heard: AWESOME Cupcakes, Yummy!, MMMMM!, Can we get more?, Can we have more than 2? They were definitely a hit.
Remembering DC Cupcakes
Of course I have video! You know me..I have video of everything…
**Giveaway One Dozen DC Cupcakes**
Yes, you too can try the Georgetown Cupcakes. They will ship your cupcakes directly to your house (U.S. Only). One lucky random winner will one (1) dozen cupcakes from the Georgetown Cupcakes. The contest will end at 10:00 pm ET on Friday, July 30, 2010. I will pick one (1) random winner and the winner will have 24 hours to respond or I will pick another winner. The cupcakes will ship out the next Tuesday.
To Enter: In the comments below, tell me what cupcake flavor is your favorite from the Georgetown Cupcakes menu.
Additional entries: Each of the 5 additional entries must be in a separate comment.
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Disclosure: I was not compensated in any way for this post. I purchased the cupcakes myself. All opinions are my own. I really enjoyed meeting Sophie and Katherine at the DC Metro Moms event and I wanted to support them in the best way I know how…buying and blogging.
Professional photos courtesy of TLC.