Does Shipping Cupcakes Stack Up? Plus, a Giveaway: Georgetown Cupcake Sends You a Dozen!



Thank you Georgetown Cupcake for the shipping and the cupcakes -- and the Valentine's Day giveaway. 



Georgetown Cupcake





I'd always been suspicious about how well shipping cupcakes works, even though I'd had a reliable experience before.


It arrived in fine condition, bright pink and happy-looking, very distinctive. Once you see this box you won't forget it anytime soon (check out these amazing shots of the boxes arriving for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan during "Operation Cupcake"). When I opened the box there was a foil wrap around the cupcakes:



Georgetown Cupcake



Inside that was a small gel-type pack of ice.




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And a card, although it had no information abut the cupcakes inside. No names, flavors, ingredients, nor the name of the collection, which was a Valentine's Day special. That was kind of a bummer, not sure why it was overlooked.




The cupcakes arrived partially frozen, with sticks in them to keep them in place:


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A tiny bit of movement showed but for the most part the cupcakes arrived looking great!






Flavors were:


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Red velvet.





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Strawberry Lava Fudge.




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Chocolate squared.


(I looked them up.)



The red velvets were my favorite.

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Yummy and sweet cream cheese frosting with a dense moist (but not oily or greasy) cake. My cupcake-tasting partners (in crime) felt the cupcakes had a slightly alkaline aftertaste but I didn't notice.





The strawberry lava fudge was exactly as advertised:


Georgetown Cupcake



A lava-type cake with a sweet and gooey fudge center. The frosting is also very sugary, with a fruity strawberry taste. I thought I also might have tasted some raspberry but no one else agreed with me. *sigh*

Warning: this cupcake is messy! Gooey and drippy and best eaten with a fork or spoon. Also, the frosting had a tendency to separate. Maybe due to the fact there was so much of it?




The chocolate squared was so rich and dense and obviously made with quality ingredients.


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My friend took one bite and said, "Are these made with Valrhona?" Wow. Impressive. Yes, they are.  We both agreed that the cake was just a vehicle for the frosting. So decadent. And really a grain-free taste, which I think is hard to achieve in a chocolate frosting.





I love how the cupcake wrappers were decorated on the bottom:

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So cute.




The cupcakes are hard to remove from their container. It's best to remove them while they are still frozen, or you will have fingerprints all over your frosting:



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As an aside, Senator Harry Reid received a similar box and regifted the treats to the press! Nice move, Senator Reid. Media people love cupcakes.



Georgetown Cupcake is home to TLC's show DC Cupcakes and they are expanding soon to NYC and Boston. Excellent shipping, quality ingredients, popular TV show, busy bakeries (4 by the end of the year) -- is there anything these women can't do?!



Anyway, Georgetown Cupcake and Cupcakes Take the Cake are giving away a dozen Valentine's Day cupcakes plus some cupcake merchandise, shipped directly to your home (USA lower 48 only due to shipping restrictions). To enter, leave an email address where CTTC can contact you below, in the comment section, on or before February 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm ET.  We will choose one winner at random and contact you via email, the gifts will be shipped from the cupcakery.



The small print:
"Georgetown Cupcake ships all of its cupcakes overnight via FedEx. Due to the FedEx shipping schedule, Georgetown Cupcake cannot ship cupcakes for arrival on Sundays or Mondays. Unfortunately, we cannot ship to P.O. Boxes, APO, or FPO addresses. We do not require signature upon receipt of any shipping order. However, due to the perishable nature of our product, it is best for someone to be present to receive the delivery.

Please be aware of any specific delivery policies at your shipping destination. Georgetown Cupcake cannot guarantee delivery if we are provided with an incorrect address, or for shipping delays resulting from inclement weather. Georgetown Cupcake will provide you with a FedEx tracking number via email once your order has shipped."

Best of luck to y'all!






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Comments

cdh0904 said…
love georgetown cupcakes. they're the best
andi said…
These look so good. Happydays31@ymail.com
Alyssa said…
I so desperately want to win these cupcakes! Mmmm
tracey arredondo said…
what a sweet giveaway, thank you
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Ana M. said…
Ajmcginnes0@gmail.com

I have wanted to try their cupcakes for so long!!!
jr06478 said…
I would love to win - they look yummy!!

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Michele Lozier said…
I've been looking for an awesome cupcake bakery that actually ships! Thank you for this article! I'd love to win so I can stand behind any that I choose to have shipped.
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Christine said…
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Lori Lane said…
I would so love to win!! lanefamily3@cox.net
Suzanne Heeren said…
So yummy looking! suzannemh@hotmail.com
kelly warren said…
yes please!!
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I actually had some that we're shipped and they were delicious. However, yours look much better after shipping than the ones I saw!
rkostakis said…
Yum! rkaretni@yahoo.com
Nancy Rohowyj said…
Yay! nrohowyj@gmail.com
Joe Parker said…
Yes! joseph.parker@gmail.com
Kristin Derlunas Fisher said…
Who wouldn't want cupcakes at their doorstep? kristin.ad.fisher@gmail.com
Michelle said…
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Heather said…
I'll take some cupcakes! heather.m.johnson at gmail dot com
Paige Lester said…
I'd LOVE to win these! paige.lester@gmail.com
Catie Russo said…
Yummy!

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Jessica Wiggins said…
I love Georgetown Cupcakes! keyzangel@gmail.com
Barbara Dickson said…
Yum! Dairyspice(at)hotmail.com
Suburban Prep said…
I am just drooling here as I read your posting. YUM YUM.
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Stacy Adam said…
I would love to win that!
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Cassie Box said…
Oh.My.Heck! That would be amazing. I have been in search for the perfect cupcake forevah! my email is cassiebox@gmail.com Thanks for the opportunity!
stephanie rakowski said…
I so wanted to try them since I went to the Rally and saw the woman with the sign "I thought this was the line for Georgetown Cupcakes!" srakowski@gmail.com
Kendahl, Stepmom Extraordinaire said…
They are on my list of cupcakeries to visit before I die. This would help! kandrade84@hotmail.com
Mariee said…
Yum! Keeping my fingers crossed :)
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Allison Dean said…
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Lora Goedland said…
The cupcakes look so yummy!!!!
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sharinlilbit said…
Ooo, those look amazing! A bunch of those would definitely make MY Valentine's Day. ;)
Cris Wegner said…
I love the DC Cupcakes show, and I would really love to have a taste of theIr cupcakes. Thanks for this chance!

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Renea west said…
Thank you for doing a post like this. I have always wondered how therywere shipped and if they even arrived in tact or even any good! I may have to order some soon!!
Renea west said…
YUmmy!!!
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sbrattebo said…
Those look amazing. I can't believe they are in such great shape after shipping. shannonknobel@hotmail.com
Rachel said…
Mmmmmm...! The only thing better than receiving cupcakes would be receiving ice cream. Maybe if I eat the frozen cupcake it will be like ice cream cake. Me! Me! BlackberriGirl@gmail.com
pixiedust61 said…
How I would love a dozen of these beauties!
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Maureen Garcia said…
omg, yum!!!

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Lisa Perry said…
OOOHHHH!!! GTC are worth every calorie! Lisa-is-kewl@rocketmail.com
Brandy said…
Oh boy, these look fabulous!! Awesome giveaway!!!

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Peace said…
Major cupcake squee!! *fingers crossed for luck*


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Sofia said…
Do they ship to Mexico because I would die for one of those!!
wickedgoodcs said…
Those look amazing. Would make a great valentines gift.
Amy Ward said…
Yum! I would love to try those cupcakes!
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charlene house said…
Looking forward to trying these cupcakes!!cfhouse416@hotmail.com
Duckie the Budgie said…
hi there, would LOVEEEEE these cupcakes hehe! saltgurl@yahoo.com
I want to win these. Yummo
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angelabarton said…
Hi! I would LOVE a dozen of these sent to me! We had a half dozen driven here by a girlfriend who lives close by and was coming to visit, and they were delicious! So I would LOVE another dozen to share with family and friends again!!
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Anna said…
oh! ive always wanted to try these. anna(dot)hernandez(at)gmail(dot)com thanks!
Brenda Carrasco said…
Oh yum! Those cupcakes look absolutely delicious. Shipping cupcakes is so complicated it seems but gosh, so worth it apparently!

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Michelle Lyon said…
Oh yummy cupcakes.....how I would love you in my belly!! :)

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Lauren Sorrentino said…
i want!

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marion said…
pick me pick me-love the show
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Gail Kuroda said…
Thanks for this giveaway! gkuroda(at)gmail.com
Teresa Shannon said…
Yummy giveaway!

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Teh Doll said…
Yummy im in =)

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Sissi Selinger said…
Fingers crossed! sissi.selinger@gmail.com
Natalie said…
These look sooo yummy!!

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Kristen Ondishko said…
Feelin' Lucky!

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Susmita Duncan said…
Yummy Yummy Yummy! panchalsr at yahoo dot com
Deborah Stelton said…
I have always wondered how cupcakes were shipped thanks for the awesome pics.

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Robyn Heirtzler said…
I love Georgetown Cupcakes!!!

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Jen said…
I would love to try thier cupcakes! Thanks for sharing how they ship them, very interesting!

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Stefanie Butarelli said…
Pick me.... I never win anything.
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Elizabeth Ginsburg said…
Yum,
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Lauren Brown said…
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Tara said…
Have been dreaming of trying these!
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Kenya said…
Those look like they taste great. K1378e@yahoo.com
Christie Lynn said…
Oooh. This would be so special for my husband and me. c.lynnwright@gmail.com
500 Days of Boy said…
Thanks for this great giveaway! I have always wanted to try Georgetown Cupcakes. My email is: 500daysofboy [at] gmail [dot] com.
Jan said…
These look so good! jennnyn (at) gmail (dot) com
Mirtha said…
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I'm gonna need plenty of milk!
Stephanie said…
They look so yummy!

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Irma Cortes said…
My email is irmacortes@yahoo.com for the giveaway. They are yummy. I've tried them several times and had them in my twins baby shower!
shannonmarie said…
What a wonderful giveaway! I'm a huge fan of the show. Would love it, if they started making vegan flavors, too, but my nonvegan friends and family would gladly sample them. I like to share.

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Emily S said…
This is such a sweet (no pun intended) giveaway! I've always wanted to try the cupcakes at Georgetown Cupcakes and this is a great way to start!

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Danielle Ingram said…
Thank you for sponsoring the giveaway!

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Rod Gambassi said…
I would love to try Georgetown cupcakes. It would be a sweet Valentine's Day gift.
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Cheryl said…
Yes please! cherylbrazerol@gmail.com
Anonymous said…
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Anonymous said…
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Can't wait!
Anonymous said…
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Melanie Claridge said…
YUM!!! I love the show and would love to taste their cupcakes!!
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Courtney Garnett said…
Love the show!! garnettc@live.com Awesome giveaway!!
Hilary Riddell said…
YUM! Would love some Georgetown Cupcakes right about now!

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Lisa Lewis said…
My son goes to college in DC and we've all had (and LOVED) Georgetown cupcakes. De-lish! lisas156@aol.com
Melissa Ayers said…
Looks delicious!

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Aimee said…
I would looove to win these. cetati at gmail.com please. Thanks!
Kimberly Brody said…
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nicholas acosta said…
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Alex Kelley said…
These look amazing!!

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Don Goughnour said…
Sounds wonderful!!
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Cat said…
yummy!
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Nette's NightOwl Works said…
Oooh yum!!!!


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Caryn Grant said…
Please pick me!!!!
Sara said…
Oh, would love some cupcakes, pick me!
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kate said…
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yum!
Melinda said…
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Lauri said…
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ambjer said…
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sara said…
These look amazing! My email is iwillnoteatmyself (at) gmail (dot) com
Bridgette Fultz said…
Thanks for the giveaway!

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Dorothy Smith said…
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YAY CUPCAKES!
jmedders said…
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Battycakes Cupcakes said…
amanda@battycakes.com... They look so delicious!!! YUM.
Nora Vetter said…
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Kylee Lombard said…
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Brittany Brohard said…
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Kristin A. said…
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Dana Higgs said…
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YUM!
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Amy Ward said…
Who won???