Like other cities, the Washington, D.C., area has been seized by an obsession with cupcakes. That suits me perfectly because I love sweets. A few months ago, my friend and I rode to lunch in Ye Olde Towne, Alexandria. After our meal, we decided to pop by Lavender Moon Cupcakery and get a treat for the road. Their flourless chocolate cupcakes with sea salt are the best!
We each ordered two cupcakes to go, went out to our bikes, and packed our cupcakes for the return to Washington, D.C. Maile packed hers in her handlebar bag, and I packed mine in the Carradice.
The ride from Old Town to D.C. is just over seven miles via the Mount Vernon Trail. It’s a flat trip, but apparently has more bumps than I realized. When I got home and unpacked, I found my cupcakes in a markedly different state than when they left Lavender Moon Cupcakery.
I thought I rode with care, but the cupcakes tell a different story. Or maybe the cupcake to-go box is not bicycle-friendly. I lean toward the latter. I’m not sure what I can do to fix the cupcake commuting quandary so if you have any ideas or success stories, please let me know. And if you have any other good cupcake places to recommend with a more bike-friendly to-go system, I’d love to hear about them!
Fortunately, there was no crying over spilled cupcakes. These little guys may have lost some of their aesthetic appeal in transit, but they were still quite edible and delicious. I just had to use a spoon. What a relief!