Friday, January 27, 2012

DC has a Love Child

by Samantha Grieder
Capital Cooking Contributor

It's finally happened: DC has a love child. And it's good. Well, of course it is. It's a cupcake, after all.

DC's Chocolate City Brewery has paired up with Hello Cupcake for a limited-time-only affair. The two brands have combined their loves to make one very special little offspring. And whether you're a beer fan or a dessert fan, this is something that can get everyone enthusiastic over.

Beginning today, $3.50 (or $39 for a dozen) will get you a chocolate cupcake made with Cerveza Nacional de la Capital, a Vienna lager. The beer itself is smooth and creamy with undertones of wintergreen and sarsaparilla. The chocolate cupcake takes on these characteristics, giving a mild kick at the finish.

A light bourbon buttercream compliments the cake well, and is topped with a chocolate dipped potato chip as a finishing touch. "The chip just adds a little crunch," said Penny Karas, Hello Cupcake owner. "It's the salty-sweet combination that works really well."

If you're excited about the prospect of trying one of these treats, know that the result of this DC brand "shot gun wedding" is only temporary. The DC Love Child, as it is so affectionately named, is only available at Hello Cupcake locations through February 15th.

Hello Cupcake Dupont
1361 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Hello Cupcake Barracks Row
705 8th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

photo courtesy of Hello Cupcake

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