The Hungry Wanderers

Eating and exploring our way through the world

Cake Love

Posted by Amanda @ The Hungry Wanderers on November 1, 2009

So, I don’t think I’ve posted enough about them yet, but I love cupcakes! I love how small they are and I love that they come with frosting 🙂 So, after lunch at Redrock Canyon Grill in Silver Spring, Maryland, I went directly across the small street to check out cakelove.

For those of you that watch the Food Network’s Ace of Cakes, there are a small number of locations in the DC area.  While the Husband and I were dating, I lived in the Dupont Circle area of Washington, DC and fell in love with cakelove’s sister location, Love Cafe, just a few blocks from my apartment.  I hadn’t yet been to the cakelove location in Silver Spring and was excited to check out the selection!


There were cupcakes of course!


And cake slices to choose from!




I was craving something lemony but unfortunately none of the options that day include lemon 😦 I debated for a while and decided to go with a chocolate cupcake with strawberry frosting.  I wasn’t hungry due to my filling lunch, so I got mine to go.


I saved it until the next day when we were heading to my friend’s wedding.  I had kept it in the fridge overnight so after I let it come to room temperature (important for buttercream frosting!), I dug in.


It was, as expected, so good! The frosting tasted just like strawberries and the cupcake was moist and chocolaty. Yum! I heart cupcakes 🙂


6 Responses to “Cake Love”

  1. Stacy said

    I so love cupcakes too! Two days this week there were free cupcakes at work – you know that equals a GREAT week!!

  2. Michelle said

    WOW!!! I definitely see many cupcakes done right!!! I love the concept of your blog. hahah hungry + wandering makes for a fun adventure. I’m a big fan of trying different restaurants and am glad I found someone who loves doin’ the same thing too! hehe Have a lovely Sunday!

  3. So, the cupcakes DID look great. And I know the Wife said they were good. They were also $3.25 each. I just couldn’t get over the price. They weren’t monster-sized… or special toppings… they just looked like Betty Crocker cupcakes being sold in a store. For me, they needed something to set their product apart from others, aside from their ridiculous price.

    • Amanda @ The Hungry Wanderers said

      Since he didn’t actually taste them, he didn’t know what he was missing 🙂 As a special treat, I don’t mind paying that much. The cost would certainly deter me from making it a weekly thing, but they’re worth it for a special occasion. They are no betty crocker 🙂 (which I do love for what they are)

  4. Jaclyn said

    i’m actually surprised they charge that much. i just got a dozen cupcakes for a coworker’s birthday at buttercup (one of the magnolia spin-offs here in NYC) and they were only $2. sugar sweet sunshine (my favorite!) charges $1.50, i believe. i agree though, totally fine to splurge for a special occasion. 🙂

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