A Peek Inside The Lavender Moon Cupcakery

by moderndomestic on June 17, 2009

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Cupcakes at the Lavender Moon Cupcakery.

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.

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An inviting facade . . .

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.

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Cupcake ornaments hang from the ceiling. Okay, so this was a little too cutesy for me, but to each their own.

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.

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I liked the pink on pink stripes, very Alice-In-Wonderland-esque.

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.

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Mmm, cupcakes.

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.

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Speaking of decorating, where can I get this chandelier for my new apartment?

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Alice June 17, 2009 at 10:54 am

How do they get the frosting so glossy looking? Are they piping it on with big fat pastry tips?

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Rebecca June 17, 2009 at 11:28 am

Well I think the truth is that going out for cupcakes is the whole experience. Eating them to go out of a box at work is not just the same thing.

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Laetitia January 18, 2010 at 9:16 am

I just tried Lavender Moon Cupcakery yesterday. I thought it was pretty good.

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