Nestled on South Royal Street just off bustling King Street lies a small, indiscriminant doorway with a cupcake sign by the door. Upon entry, you are greeted by hand-painted flower pots, raspberry pink walls, and mismatched café seating. The décor is shabby-chic with a hint of playfulness—lace curtains are accented by Christmas ornaments and the cupcakes are displayed on a variety of cake pedestals. It seems as if you’ve just walked into your eccentric aunt’s cottage home rather than a bakery.
The cupcakes flavors, too, are playfully unique—Devil’s Food with Peanut Butter Ganache, Espresso Meringue, Mexican Chocolate Pudding Buttermilk Chocolate, Vanilla topped with Strawberry, Red Velvet, Vanilla Vanilla, and a few I cant remember the names of—including a flavor where she mentioned chocolate three times.
We had Peach and Vanilla Lemon Curd—vanilla cake filled with a thick, tart lemon curd and topped by vanilla-speckled frosting and a raspberry.
All in all, a charming ambiance, delicious cupcakes in unique flavors. Worth the trip to Alexandria.
The Cupcake 5 Factor:
Extensive Flavor Selection? Yes.
Moist cake? Yes.
Good Frosting? Yes.
Good Ambiance? Yes.
Lavender Moon Cupcakery
116 South Royal Street
Alexandria, VA 22314