Two weekends ago Nonna and I braved the weekend Metro service and headed out for a relaxing day at the Armenian Festival, which was held down in Old Town, Alexandria. While we were basking in the upscale picturesqueness of King Street, we happened upon the Lavender Moon Cupcakery, and decided to take a peek inside.
Devotees of this blog will know that I did a quick review of the Lavender Moon Cupcakery back in November, when one of my coworkers generously brought in their cupcakes to work. I liked some of what I had, but in general felt that their cupcakes were so heavy and rich that they were an overkill. Lavender Moon didn’t fare so well in the Washington Post Cupcake Wars either; Post testers thought that their cupcakes were overdone in the richness department.
I was curious to see their operation in person. The store itself was very cute, with colorful styling that matches the whimsy of the store’s name.
While I didn’t have the stomach to do a full review of the place, which would have required eating more than one cupcake, I was much more impressed with the triple chocolate cupcake I sampled than I thought I would be. The cake was moist and chocolatey, and the fudgy frosting was thick and satisfying.
Overkill? Maybe a little. But I was in the mood for decadence, and enjoyed the cupcake just fine.
While I don’t know the next time I’ll get back down to Old Town, I feel that Lavender Moon deserves a second ModernDomestic look. Maybe that can be a project for after I get my new place together, which is taking just about every ounce of my energy these days.