Monday, March 25, 2013
No one was injured or transported to the hospital, according to DC Fire and EMS.
Georgetown Cupcake was evacuated Monday morning around 11 a.m. after staff noticed an unusual odor. DC Fire and EMS eventually determined that the smell was not coming from within the store, but rather from a nearby manhole that had exploded earlier in the day, according to FEMS Battalion Chief Brian Lee. No one was transported to the hospital and the shop was given the all clear to re-open, according to Lee. Read more about the manhole explosion here.
Friday, February 1, 2013
The Georgetown cupcake shop owed about $189,000 in taxes and penalties to the District of Columbia.
Updated 3:10 p.m. Georgetown cupcake has paid its taxes, according to Washingtonian. “Georgetown Cupcake has paid its taxes to the DC Office of Tax and Revenue in full, and the Office of Tax and Revenue has acknowledged receipt of payment,” said co-owner Katherine Kallinis, in an email to Washingtonian. Kallinis called the issue a "misunderstanding." Original Post Georgetown Cupcake, 1209 Potomac St. NW, was issued a tax lien for some $189,282.71 in taxes and penalties owed from August, September and October, the Washington Business Journal reports. The DC Office of Tax and Revenue filed the lien Thursday. Sisters Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne opened the cupcake shop in Georgetown in 2008. Once the sisters landed…
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Need a quick holiday cookie recipe? Make one of these for your parties this season.
One of the most important holiday questions to ask yourself is: What kind of cookies will you be baking for your get-togethers this season? From sweet to savory, holiday cookies come in all shapes and sizes. And what’s better than to top off a tray of cookies than a glass of homemade eggnog? Locally you can find holiday treats at Marvelous Market, PAUL Bakery, Patisserie Poupon and any of the local cupcakeries (Georgetown Cupcake, Sprinkles, Baked & Wired). You can also check out myrecipes.com to learn how to host a successful cookie swap and view more holiday cookie recipes. Eggnog In a saucepan over low heat combine milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, cinnamon stick and clove. Bring to a slow boil (this will take between 5-7 mins). Once …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Georgetown's cupcake ladies will participate in Bethesda's Writers on the Row.
Today bookworms and TV junkies will have the chance to meet Katherine Kallinis Berman & Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, owners of Georgetown Cupcake and stars of TLC’s "DC Cupcakes." The two started their first shop in Georgetown and have since rocketed to stardom. Writers on the Row kicked off Thursday in Bethesda, bringing bookworms face-to-face with favorite authors. The event continues today, combining author readings, book signings and deal specials to businesses along Bethesda Row. The cupcake mavens will present their new book and serve up their favorite cupcake recipes from 1 to 3 p.m. on Bethesda Lane. Following the cupcake-themed readings, Maz Rauber and Amy Reingold, authors under the pen name Ella Monroe of the popular teen novel “…
Monday, October 8, 2012
TODAY Show segment explores Halloween cupcake decorating.
Katherine Kallinis and Sophie LaMontagne, the sisters behind Georgetown Cupcake, were on NBC's Today Show Monday showing off some Halloween cupcake decorating tips. Today's Natalie Morales learned how to create simple spiderweb designs on a pumpkin buttercream-frosted cupcake.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Red Velvet? Salted Caramel? Which tasty treat satisfies your sweet tooth?
We know you've waited in that long line and taken home those signature pink boxes. Now Patch is asking our readers—which Georgetown Cupcake flavor is your favorite? The cupcake chainlet got its start in 2008 in Georgetown, and now boasts shops in New York, Boston, and Georgetown. Launched by sisters Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, Georgetown Cupcake has met wild success and has even spawned a TLC reality show, DC Cupcakes. The menu boasts traditional flavors like the signature red velvet, chocolate, vanilla, and chocolate ganache, but for the more adventurous, there's a bevy of unconventional flavors as well. Salted caramel, honey banana, chocolate coconut and lemon berry are just a few. You can also check out …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The French macaron brand has its sights set on additional U.S. locations.
"When you go to Paris, you must go to Ladurée," my friend told me this spring. The Parisian macaron brand is pricey, chic and ubiquitous. It makes Georgetown Cupcake look so — how do you say — Américain. For the uninitiated, macarons are confectioneries made of sweet meringue. The macaron shop has one New York location (864 Madison Ave.) and recently announced that they are planning to open another in SoHo, which will be the "biggest Ladurée in the world," according to Pierre-Antoine Raberin, the CEO and vice president of Ladurée, as quoted in The Daily Meal. What's more, Raberin told The Daily Meal that Washington, D.C. has a certain appeal, along with cities like Chicago, Miami and San Francisco. Georgetown recently got its first home-…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Georgetown Cupcakes offers thematic cupcakes just in time for Shark Week.
Cue the Jaws theme music in your head as you eye a delightful looking vanilla cupcake. Georgetown Cupcake has created a special baked treat in honor of the Discovery Channel's 25th annual Shark Week. The Huffington Post reports: "The cupcakes are made by D.C.'s own Georgetown Cupcake. They come in vanilla and chocolate -- and they're topped by thematically appropriate fondant sharks and disembodied hands. Fifteen percent of the buttercreamed proceeds benefit ocean conservation group Oceana." The cupcakes can be ordered online through the Discovery Channel's online store. A dozen cupcakes is $39.95 plus shipping. Want more Shark Week action nearby? Head out to Silver Spring to check out the 84,000-pound, 400-foot inflatable shark, Chompie, …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Katherine Kallinis and Sophie LaMontagne were on NBC's Today Show Monday.
Georgetown's own Katherine Kallinis and Sophie LaMontagne, the team behind Georgetown Cupcake, took to the air waves Monday on NBC's "Today Show" to make pumpkin spice cupcakes with Al Roker. The short segment at the end of the daily morning show featured the sisters in their trademark pink aprons. Kallinis and LaMontagne mixed up some seasonal cupcakes and promoted their new cook book, The Cupcake Diaries.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The NBA star tweeted a picture of himself with a dozen red velvet cupcakes.
LeBron James posted a picture of himself with a dozen cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake on Thursday. The local bakery, made famous by its red velvet cupcakes, a TLC reality show and its notoriously long lines, posted a picture of the NBA star on Facebook. In the picture, James is posing with a box of a dozen cupcakes. "LeBron James tweeted this awesome photo of him and his red velvet Georgetown Cupcakes!!! YUM!!!! Thanks for visiting today!!!," the Facebook Post read. On Twitter, James tweeted, "@KatherineSophie Thanks so much for your generosity!! We love red velvet cupcakes!! :-)" He also wrote, "They are AMAZING!!" Georgetown Patch held a contest for the best local cupcake earlier this year. Georgetown Cupcake beat Sprinkles and Baked & …