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Lavender Moon Cupcakery

antdistrict Sep 1, 2008 10:28 AM

The new cupcakery in Old Town is open! It's next door to Grape & Bean on Royal.
Apparently run by Chadwicks, the cute little store just opened last week. $3 per cupcake, $30 a dozen. We checked it out by getting a dozen, 9 flavors total such as Mexican Creme, Passionfruit, PB and the farmers market selection was Summer Peach and Mint. (they get fresh ingredients Saturday morning from Old Town farmers market and create a new flavor!) They were fun, typical muffin tin size, rich, buttery, simple. I think they tasted better chilled, seemed to distinguish the flavors..anyone else try them yet?

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  1. monavano RE: antdistrict Sep 1, 2008 11:04 AM

    You bet I tried them! I've been looking forward the their opening. The cupcakes are delicious--moist, great fresh creative flavors, and great icing. Full report here:
    http://houndstoothgourmet.com/lavende...

    pics too!

     
     
     
     
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      Transplanted Texan RE: monavano Sep 10, 2008 07:48 AM

      They sure are nice folks there. We tried roasted peach, coconut, vanilla with lemon curd, and the buttermilk mexican chocolate cupcakes. They are good but I found the cake itself to be a little dry. Perhaps because we didn't eat them all in one day.

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        monavano RE: Transplanted Texan Sep 10, 2008 08:58 AM

        My DH and I bought 3 cupcakes as noted above. The third was eaten the next day and dried out just a tad. They are so small, I think they're best eaten same day.

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      hollygolightly RE: antdistrict Sep 10, 2008 10:53 AM

      Does anyone know what their hours are? Thanks.

      1. kikyou RE: antdistrict Sep 10, 2008 11:36 AM

        Thanks for the review! I'd also love to know what their hours are. I read on a forum that they're closed Mondays and Tuesdays, but there were no hours listed. It's a bit out of the way for me, so would like to plan my visit. :)

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          MDoodle RE: antdistrict Sep 10, 2008 04:45 PM

          I stopped in on Sunday and got a coconut (they say the coconut is organic) and a pistachio, which had some type of vanilla pudding like filling. They were delicious. I have to say I enjoy them more than the cupcakes I've had at Buzz in Alexandria, whose cupcakes I find to be a bit dry. The ones at Lavender Moon were moist, and the perfect size.

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            pastrydiva RE: antdistrict Sep 10, 2008 09:58 PM

            Excuse me, but have I lost my mind, or has everyone else???!?!?

            THREE DOLLARS FOR A CUPCAKE???? $30 FOR A DOZEN????

            What is wrong with this picture????
            I am every bit as much a foodie/CH as the next guy, but $3 for a cupcake is absolute insanity!

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              MikeR RE: pastrydiva Sep 11, 2008 02:37 AM

              There seems to be this class of "luxury desserts" that are the over-the-counter equivalent of the $8 slice of carrot cake in a nice restaurant. And as evidenced by the enthusiastic (and some damning) reviews here, there are people who enjoy these treats. I'm not a big cupcake fan, but I draw the line at $4.50 for a serving of frozen yogurt or $3 for a single scoop of gelato. I go to my freezer and have a tablespoon or two of Ben & Jerry's, about a quarter's worth.

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                MDoodle RE: MikeR Sep 11, 2008 05:12 PM

                I don't think of it necessarily as a luxury dessert. Otherwise, if I want cupcakes, I make some betty crocker cupcakes from boxed mix. However - that also results in roughly 18 cupcakes. Ultimately, I will eat lots of cupcakes because they're sitting in my kitchen. I would rather take my $3, buy one cupcake, thoroughly enjoy it, and have no more temptation then that! Maybe I'm alone on that one though.

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                Transplanted Texan RE: pastrydiva Sep 12, 2008 12:21 PM

                I agree, pastrydiva! For $3/cupcake, I want the absolute best, moistest, delishest cupcake possible. The frosting at Lavender is lovely across the board. But the cake itself I found dry.

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