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I saw on Delleicious that Bakeshop DC is opening in Clarendon in the spring. Also here's the news on Bakeshop DC's website. The website says their cupcakes and cookies are available at Murky's. How are they?

They are really great! IMHO, I think they are better than just about anywhere else in the area. Justin's cakes also rock.

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Thanks for the info, that's great! When they built Zoso, I was wondering if they were going to be able to fill up the retail space there because it was empty for a while, and the retail space in Clarendon where Le Pain Quotidien is now had been empty for quite a while. But Zoso's not only filling up their space but it's with new places that I'm looking forward to having in the neighborhood.

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I ordered a cake from Justin a few weeks ago. Initially it sounded like pick-up would be at the new store, but then it changed to Chinatown Coffee. Website says November.

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The cake was very moist, but not in a good way, almost as if they use to much oil in the recipe?

That's why I like his cupcakes so much. His icing is nearly perfect and the cupcakes are so moist and airy. Much different from the usual dense, somewhat overcooked cupcakes his competitors serve. Most people at my work prefer his over the dense ones at Hello Cupcake, but I guess it's the classical Krispy Kreme vs. Dunkin debate - airy or dense?

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That's why I like his cupcakes so much. His icing is nearly perfect and the cupcakes are so moist and airy. Much different from the usual dense, somewhat overcooked cupcakes his competitors serve. Most people at my work prefer his over the dense ones at Hello Cupcake, but I guess it's the classical Krispy Kreme vs. Dunkin debate - airy or dense?

I have always been impressed by their tenderness. A big issue I have is with overmixed batter leading to overworked gluten. So the cupcakes have tunneling, peaked tops and a large crumb. I find the Georgetown Cupcake and Cakelove are both frequent offenders. And, I can't agree more about that frosting. It is crazy good.

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I ordered a cake from Justin a few weeks ago. Initially it sounded like pick-up would be at the new store, but then it changed to Chinatown Coffee. Website says November.

I just heard from Justin, and the current target is mid-December.

American Flatbread, Artisan Confections, Screwtop Wine Bar, and now Bakeshop DC - it's so refreshing to see independently owned businesses opening at Zoso Flats.

Cheers,

Rocks.

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I just heard from Justin, and the current target is mid-December.

The place is looking great. The butcher block counter he got is unreal and a beauty.

Health inspections this week and he's hoping to open a week or two after. He's going to have a wide assortment of cakes, cupcakes, cookies, etc. and will also be serving coffee with the help of Nick Cho. I'm very excited to see this place open soon.

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The place is looking great. The butcher block counter he got is unreal and a beauty.

Health inspections this week and he's hoping to open a week or two after. He's going to have a wide assortment of cakes, cupcakes, cookies, etc. and will also be serving coffee with the help of Nick Cho. I'm very excited to see this place open soon.

I can't wait. Clarendon desperately needs this.

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I saw the POS system go in yesterday so he has to be close now. I'm looking forward to trying out his cupcakes. I have heard great things about them from the Zoso staff!

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Stopped by today and met Justin (and his wonderful staff).The shop looks great. We sampled the strawberry vanilla cupcake and we were definitely impressed. We brought home a couple for later and I will report back. I am so excited to have Bakeshop in the neighborhood.

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The shop has been open varying hours (today it opened at 2, and I think the sign says it's going to open at 12 this weekend). I've had the red velvet cupcake, the white cupcake, the almond cupcake, and the coconut cupcake, and they've all been great. They were moist fluffy cakes with slightly crunchy top edges, and the frosting was light and creamy. It seemed to me that it was the same base frosting for all the cupcakes (and not cream cheese frosting on the red velvet cupcake). And, this doesn't bother me but fyi, the cupcakes are on the small side.

There's also an oatmeal blueberry cookie, an oatmeal cream sandwich, and a pecan chocolate chip cookie on the menu though the availability of the cookies and the cupcakes flavors varies depending on when you get there. I'm looking forward to trying the other items and seeing what else there is as the store ramps up.

They also had coffee and coffee beans for sale from wreckingballcoffee --

"Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters" will be a separate venture that we're working on. Hope to have some developments on that soon. Could come with some interesting surprises. Keep your fingers crossed for us!

He's going to have a wide assortment of cakes, cupcakes, cookies, etc. and will also be serving coffee with the help of Nick Cho. I'm very excited to see this place open soon.

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I stopped by this afternoon and tried the coconut cupcake. It was good but not particularly memorable - other than the size, which seemed a little small for $3. I'm looking forward to trying the oatmeal-blueberry cookie.

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Stopped in the other night to pick up a coconut and almond cupcake for a friend I was meeting for dinner, who has a birthday today. We are big cupcake fans. Her Hubby decided to come to dinner, so I sent them home with them. After oogling the almond cupcake I went back to get another, but alas they were all sold out. But I got a chocolate with nutella icing cupcake, and I got a discount for them running out of almond, which was extremely nice (I will be back for the almond and maybe this strawberry talked about above).

The cake itself was extremely moist and flavorful. The icing seemed to be whip cream based. It was good, but the cake itself was better. But I was very impressed with the quality. I still really love my Georgetown Cupcake, but it has some fierce competition very close to my home. My friend loved her cupcakes too, so, we will both be back I am sure.

(Might want to move this thread to the shopping forum? Because I looked for it under bakeries int he guide, had to Google to find this)

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These cupcakes are awesome. The cake is moist and fluffy, the frosting is sweet but not overly so, and they use a good cake/frosting ratio. These high points hold true for the varieties I have tried so far: red velvet, cookies & cream, chocolate chip, and strawberry shortcake. For my money, this is the place to get cupcakes around here.

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