Review: Alexandria Cupcake 1022 King Street, Old Town Alexandria
Flavors: Pumpkin & Red Velvet
Cost: Single $3.00-$3.50, Mini $1.50/each (when available)
Reviewed by: Ariana Graham of Shopaholic Undercover
Situated in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, in a historic boutique style townhouse, is Alexandria Cupcake. Looking at the architecture, I immediately felt at home. The inside was warm; the walls were covered in chocolate colored paint and there was a bricked fire place. The best part was this huge white lantern hanging from the ceiling overlooking a cute modern style bar table and chairs near this picturesque window. Upon walking in I expected to have a warmer welcome but sadly I did not. The staff seemed unhappy to be there, which was surprising.
The displays of cupcakes were overwhelming; too amazing to choose just one. I counted about seven different flavors: two types of dark chocolate and vanilla bean, coconut, strawberry and red velvet. They even have specials like rosewater; Alexandria Cupcake’s signature cupcake. It’s made with a rose water glaze topped with fresh raspberry. Other specials include PB&J, gluten-free and vegan chocolate. When asked, the staff member recommended the pumpkin cupcake; I also tried the red velvet.
While sitting at the table, I was treated to delicious cupcakes and an amazing view of Old Town. Each cupcake was moist and the icing was creamy with just the right amount of sweetness. I gave both cupcakes two thumbs up for taste!
Overall, I was impressed with Alexandria Cupcake! The inside is charming and they play jazz music in the background. I give it a four; I would have given it a five if the staff were more inviting. Also, they only have one table and two chairs which is not ideal for groups. It’s a short ride from King Street Metro on the King Street Trolley (which is free by the way!). I highly recommend Alexandria Cupcake on your next trip to Old Town!
About Ariana: Ariana is the founder and editor of Shopaholic Undercover; a blog for the budget fashionista! She has a passion for fashion and absolutely loves shopping. Her blog is an outlet where she discusses personal shopping experiences to help others who want to look great but not overspend. Her goal is to show readers how to get the great looks seen in the magazines while getting a great wardrobe on a budgets. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter @Arishopaholic.