January 26th, 201843 views
Buttercream Bake Shop describes itself as a “mighty little bakery,” and once you visit this popular DC shop, it’s easy to see why. The cake studio specializes in custom fondant and buttercream creations that will make your birthday, anniversary, or wedding a truly special occasion, but elaborate cakes are only a fraction of what this place has to offer.
In the mornings you’ll find customers lined up for the kitchen’s savory Breakfast Bombs, which are freshly baked rolls stuffed full of sausage, eggs, cheese, and more. Alternately, you might decide to sample the shop’s signature breakfast pastries, like the buttercream croissants (called “flakes”), the cinnamon scones, or the Queen B kougin amman. You’ll also find the display cases here piled high with everyday treats like cookies, brownies, cupcakes, and macarons, in addition to cookie cream pies, dessert bars, and filled cupcakes. Located just north of the Mt. Vernon Square metro stop in the Shaw, is a convenient stop for a bite on your morning commute, or for a pick-me-up after work.