Friday, November 14, 2008

Cupcakes Come to Reston

Starting Saturday, November 15, 2008, MallowDrama cupcakes will be for sale at Dinner Zen, 11160 South Lakes Drive in the South Lakes Village Center in Reston, Virginia. A celebration will be held on November 15th, 1-5 PM, featuring door prizes from Dinner Zen and MallowDrama and free samples (while supplies last). MallowDrama will also donate a portion of cupcake sales from opening day to four local theater groups. For more information, call Dinner Zen at 703-391-9361 or visit

Jolie Crowder is the owner of Dinner Zen. "Cupcakes are a wonderful complement to what we offer at Dinner Zen, whether you're coming in for meal assembly or carryout, now you can stop in for the perfect dessert," she says. "Cupcakes are fabulous for so many reasons: you can have just the one you want the way you like it, they are simple to serve, and work in all types of settings – from mom's night out to office parties."

The line of cupcakes at Dinner Zen, known as MallowDrama's Cupcake Theater, will feature at least six selections daily. Four standard flavors (or "productions") will be offered on an ongoing basis, with seasonal specialties and other flavors rotating onto the menu; cupcakes are priced at $3 each. Vegan cupcakes will be available daily. Special orders can be placed for mini cupcakes, large quantities, special decorations, and gluten-free selections.


One and Only Vanilla – vanilla cupcake frosted with vanilla buttercream

The Chocolate Factory – chocolate cupcake iced with chocolate fudge frosting

Starlight Orange Zest – yellow butter cupcake topped with white chocolate orange ganache

Coffee Break – chocolate cupcake with espresso ganache

MallowDrama's cupcakes are baked fresh locally, made by hand by MallowDrama Chefs and Co-owners Mary and David Supley Foxworth. The pair uses premium natural ingredients – no artificial preservatives – and uses local and organic ingredients whenever possible; all dairy (milk, cream, butter, and eggs) and sugar in MallowDrama's products are organic. The single-serving cakes are also packed with flavor and creativity.

"Baking is our passion and we're excited that our cupcakes will be available in store at Dinner Zen," says Mary Supley Foxworth, Chef and Co-owner of MallowDrama Inc. "Now, people will have direct access five days a week to our handmade, natural baked goods for an any day treat or to celebrate a special occasion."

Opening day for this partnership is Saturday, November 15th, at Dinner Zen, located in Reston's South Lakes Village Center. Visitors will have the chance to sample mini cupcakes while supplies last and to win door prizes from Dinner Zen and MallowDrama. Additionally, MallowDrama will donate 50 cents for every cupcake purchased to one of four local theater groups, as designated by the customer. Customers can place orders now (minimum 1 dozen cupcakes) for guaranteed availability for opening day; contact Dinner Zen at 703-391-9361.

Long-time customer Stacy Crickmer has ordered from MallowDrama in the past, "for a number of events such as bridal showers, reunions, and other parties. Not only does everything taste as good as it looks, but Mary and David [Supley Foxworth] are extremely trustworthy, focused on customer satisfaction, and provide unparalleled personal attention." Crickmer works in Reston and is looking forward to the "cupcake unveiling" on November 15th.

With this new partnership between local, independent businesses Dinner Zen and MallowDrama, now you can have your cake and eat it, too!

Open since Spring 2008, Dinner Zen is Reston's first meal assembly store. Founded by Jolie and Warren Crowder, Dinner Zen simplifies the dinner preparation process by eliminating the planning, shopping, and clean-up involved in making home cooked meals. Dinner Zen is more than just a store, it's about a simpler way of life – enjoying good times and great food with family and friends. For more information, please visit or call 703-391-9361.

MallowDrama Inc. offers desserts with a dramatic flair from the pastry team of Mary & David Supley Foxworth. We specialize in made-to-order cakes, cupcakes, and chocolate truffles, and take pride in creating desserts that taste every bit as good as they look. Based in Reston, Virginia, MallowDrama serves the metropolitan DC area and beyond.

Also, get ready to learn some fantastic cupcake recipes on the upcoming episode of Capital Cooking.

Crazy for Cupcakes: Cupcakes have become a national pastime, thanks in part to the now famous Magnolia Bakery. Everyone just can’t get enough of this sweet goodness. Lauren will teach you how to make some fabulous cupcakes at home as well as exploring some of the best places to get cupcakes in the DC area.

What is your favorite cupcake recipe? Email me at and you may have a chance to be on the show.

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