This weekend I’m heading back to Washington, D.C. and Annapolis, Maryland for my friend, Becky’s, bachelorette party and wedding shower. The final trip in a month full of busy travel. Yes, I was just up in the Northern Virginia area a month ago saying goodbye to my brother, Rob, and his family before they moved to Japan. While I was in NOVA in late February, not only did I get to hang out with my adorable nephew, but I went to one of my favorite bakeries, Buzz Bakery and enjoyed an amazing gluten-free cupcake.
Doesn’t it look delicious? Not only is Buzz’s icing plentiful and oh, so buttery and creamy, but the cake part of the GF cupcake actually tastes like cake. Of course I love the bee on top, as a reminder that spring might get here some day. (Note: bee is not edible.) And if this yummy goodness that you see in the photo isn’t enough, when I dove into the cupcake with my fork (yes, I eat my cupcakes with a fork because I want to savor every bite), I found chocolate filling in the middle. Basically an added bonus of icing. Amazing.
I’m so glad I showed up at Buzz when I did because I got the sole, remaining GF cupcake for that Saturday. (My apologies to folks who came after me looking for the same gluten-free treat.) Buzz makes gluten-free brownies too, but while still yummy, the brownie’s just not the same as getting a cupcake. The gluten-free gods looked out for me that day. If there were no gluten-free cupcakes awaiting me in the glass case at Buzz, I would have felt a little bit like Clark Griswold in National Lampoons Vacation, driving across the country to Wally World, only to find Wally World closed.