The introduction of a cupcake ATM probably should have been the logical last jump o’er the shark in the never-ending feeding frenzy for these overly-fashionable sweets. But they still keep arriving, usually always landing in Beverly Hills for obvious reasons. The latest is Georgetown Cupcake, from D.C.-based sisters Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, who also star in a TLC show about the desserts. This branch of the Kallinis clan is opening their fifth installment of a growing cupcake empire on Robertson, just south of Wilshire, at noon on Saturday, November 17, in a space that recreates the original location with its own open kitchen, just in case you don’t know how cupcakes are made.
If cupcakes do happen to float your boat, Georgetown will carry a rotating selection of eighteen each day out of a possible 100 frecipes, including flavors like butterscotch pudding, peanut butter fudge, Irish cream, lavender Earl gray, blueberry cheesecake, and salted caramel, using ingredients like Valrhona and Callebaut chocolate, and Madagascar bourbon vanilla, sold at $2.75 each.
Georgetown Cupcake will somewhat sweeten its arrival with the offer of one free cupcake to everybody who shows up to their opening through the day. Depending on your shopping schedule and feelings towards cupcakes, it may be worth the wait. If you’re in a rush or have that thing the rest of us call "work," you have about eight other cupcake options within a square mile that should suffice.
Georgetown Cupcake, 143 South Robertson Blvd. Beverly Hills; 310-893-2866.