Georgetown Cupcake & Bethesda Road Trip

This weekend my family took a short roadtrip to Washington DC. A little Smithsonian zoo action, yummy food, cupcakes, baseball and just enjoying the beauty of the city was so nice.
We arrived in DC and went straight to the National Zoo. If you didn’t know, it’s completely free and you just walk in and can visit all the wonderful animals including pandas, gorillas and anything else you can imagine. After our zoo visit, we headed to Georgetown University…what a beautiful campus.
Below is a photo of the bell tower.

We stayed near downtown Bethesda. What a cute little town. Lots of adorable boutique shops and wonderful places to eat.
 Below are just a few of the shops in the area to give you an idea how cute it is.

Yes…even an Apple store 🙂
Downtown Bethesda even had my fave bakery, Le Pain Quotidien. Blake and I had a 
yummy breakfast there.

Just down the street was one of my favorite paper and stationery stores Paper Source. I thought the paper flower below would look pretty neat on a cake made out of fondant.
I wanted to buy all their beautiful paper!

Awesome inspiration on the wall 🙂
 
Had to stop and get a  bagel at Bethesda Bagels since there was a line out the door. 
I figured they had to be pretty awesome.

Main mission accomplished of getting to Georgetown Cupcake. I was there when they opened at 10am and there were already people waiting at the door to go in. The girl in front of me asked me if I knew the secret code word of the day…I had no clue. She said they post it on their Facebook page and give a free cupcake to the 1st 100 people who come in and say it. Yes…I got my freebie!
I ordered a dozen cupcakes in a variety of flavors. The flavors below are chocolate with coconut frosting, chocolate with chocolate ganache frosting and chocoloate with a fudge frosting. I think the coconut was my favorite. The cake was delicious and very moist. The frostings were pretty sweet but yummy in moderation.

 
 I would highly recommend taking a trip to downtown Bethesda. Super adorable…you won’t be disappointed 🙂
http://www.couturecakery.net

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