Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lunchtime Links for April 23rd, 2014


2014 DC Cherry Blossoms

Every spring I try to make it out to the Tidal Basin area of DC to check out the beautiful display of cherry blossoms. Yes, it gets insanely crowded and you will want to punch everyone that is in your way, but it's totally worth it!  I would recommend going very early in the morning (especially if you work nearby), or go after work on a weekday like I normally do.  It's still crowded, but not nearly as soul-crushing as a weekend day can be, trust me.  It's also tricky to get there right at the peak bloom time, but with a little planning and patience it can be done! 






Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lunchtime Links for April 22nd, 2014


Georgetown Cupcake - Easter 2014 Cupcakes


This year, Georgetown Cupcake offered two very cute Easter-themed cupcakes, as well as an Easter-themed free secret cupcake on Easter Sunday.  Starting clockwise from the top right, you'll see: 

- Free Hoppy Easter Cupcake (which appears to be Carrot cake with Vanilla frosting)
- Caramel-filled Vanilla Easter Egg: Classic Madagascar Bourbon vanilla cupcake with a creamy dulce-de-leche core, topped with light pink buttercream frosting and a fondant Easter egg
- Caramel-filled Chocolate Easter Bunny: Valrhona chocolate cupcake with a creamy dulce-de-leches core topped with a light green vanilla buttercream frosting and fondant bunny

With pastel colors and cute fondant decorations, these are a fantastic touch of spring to their regular cupcakes.  As far as I can tell, the Easter Egg and Easter Bunny cupcakes are still available if you order online, so be sure to place an order if you're still in the mood for Easter/spring foods! 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Lunchtime Links for April 21st, 2014


Georgetown Cupcake - Free Lucky Lava Fudge Cupcake



Sometimes Georgetown Cupcake comes out with cute variations on a regular menu flavor - like this Lucky Laval Fudge cupcake.  It's pretty much like the Lava Fudge cupcake, but with a pretty light mint colored frosting.  It was much brighter in person than in the photo above, and was a really pretty cupcake with the dark chocolate contrast.  The Lava Fudge cupcake is delicious and the fun mint color made it even cute! 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Lunchtime Links for April 18th, 2014