So it was the late days of summer that are pretty characteristic of September here in Northern Virginia and I was feeling rather restless and not in a baking mood. But I knew I wanted to have something tasty as an after dinner surprise. A short walk away from our apartment is quite an interesting shopping center. No, not like a mall, more like a few streets lined with cafes, bars, specialty shops and chain stores. So I thought I would go have a look. I stumbled upon a little bakery called ‘Crumbs.’
The air conditioning hit me like a truck as I opened the door and it was so welcomeingly refreshing I took my time in the completely empty bake shop and admired every little cake they had in their display. But not all the cakes were so tiny. These cupcakes come in four sizes from tiny (bite sized) cupcakes to Colossal (a 6.5″ tall and wide cupcake). I picked up two different signature sized cupcakes.
Both were filled with a chocolate ganache, one was chocolate chip cookie, the other was marble. They were moist and everything you would expect from a gourmet cupcake. This little bake shop couldn’t come more highly recommended. According to their site, some of their bigger shops even offer coffees and signature sandwiches. While the one I went to didn’t have such a wide variety, I would certainly look into trying these different goodies!