Nothing is more charming then old town Alexandria during the Holidays. There is something special about walking around the old brick front buildings all decorated with sparkling gold, silver, red, and green. We would suggest you take in the old town Holiday beauty from a window seat at one of Alexandria's many cupcakeries, and Occasionally Cakes is a great place to do just that. This charming shop has some unique and yummy cupcakes that will bring some merriness to your Holiday season.
The lady behind the counter was very helpful in explaining the flavors, and even made some really good suggestions. For this trip to Occasionally Cakes we tried the Cinnamon Spice, Ginger Lemon, Red Velvet, and the Gluten Free Vanilla Strawberry cupcakes.
The Cinnamon Spice cupcake was a cinnamon cake with a cinnamon vanilla buttercream frosting. The
cake was moist and had a good light texture, and the buttercream frosting was smooth and had a good cinnamon flavor. The frosting was just a little too sweet, and the flavor was a bit one dimensional. However, it was a festive cupcake and we enjoyed it.
The Ginger Lemon cupcake was a unique flavor combination, with a Ginger Vanilla buttercream frosting and a lemon flavored cake. This was a delicious pairing, and is definitely worth trying on every visit!
The Red Velvet cupcake was had a nice red color, but the cream cheese frosting was just a little too sweet.
Overall we enjoyed our visit to old town Alexandria, and also enjoyed our time at Occasionally Cakes!
Gluten Free: Available
Sugar Free: Not Available
Vegan: Not Available
Cupcake Atmosphere: 5 out of 5 (it was a charming cupcakery and was full of beautiful cupcake themed goodness)
Flavor Selection: 4 out of 5 (the Ginger Lemon was a great combination)
Customer Service: 5 out of 5 (the lady was friendly and welcoming)
Overall Quality: 4 out of 5 (the frosting was a bit too sweet for our taste but we loved Occasionally Cakes)