Wednesday, September 10, 2008

ACKC/Couture Cupcakes Tasting

Through one of my DC/Metro Cupcake Meetup members, Derek, I found out about a very fun and tasty event taking place at Artfully Chocolate/Kingsbury Confections (ACKC) Wednesday of next week. Artfully Chocolate and Kingsbury Confections were originally two seperate chocolatiers here in the DC/Metro area, but recently merged to create on local chocolate powerhouse. Here's what the email had to say -
"ACKC is teaming up with Couture Cupcakes, the premier cupcakerie in the Washington area, to offer a unique selection of the tasty gems at both our D.C. and Alexandria locations. We're going to premier these edible bits of heaven at a tasting at ACKC D.C. on Wednesday, September 17, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. There is no charge for the tasting, but please reply to this email ( with an RSVP if you plan to attend. (If you have already sent an RSVP, no need to do so again).

To make the evening completely complete, we'll be pairing the cupcakes with our newly accessorized Marilyn hot chocolate drink (along with other cocoa divas). Come sample more delish than a human can stand--almost."

If you remember back to my post from last month, I met up with Couture Cupcake owner Paola Domenge to taste some of her darling cupcakes. They were really good! I wasn't crazy about the frosting on a few of them, as she uses a very mild frosting and I like mine with a little more kick and sugar, like cream cheese or buttercream, but it's all a matter of taste. Overall, she has great cupcakes (the Pamela is heavenly)!

I started working on this post yesterday afternoon when I read about the event, but then in the Express this morning I saw an article on ACKC. Fiona Zublin, the same writer who did the "Cupcakes - Trendy but so Delicious" article which I blogged about a couple days ago, visited ACKC for one of their chocolate truffle making classes. In summary, she had a great time and says that "nothing is intimidating," and mentions the classes are even taught by Rob Kingsbury himself! So that's another thing for you to check out if you're interested in learning how to make truffles!

Picture from MB Palaver
ACKC's DC store is situated on 1529c 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005. If you're free, you should definitely check this out. Gourmet chocolate and Couture Cupcakes? How could this be anything but delleicious!


Anonymous said...

I RSVPd for the ACKC event. Were we supposed to receive some reply of some sort, or do we just show up?

Danielle said...

I believe you just show up :)You could call them to confirm that (703) 635-7917, but I don't think they were sending out invitations or anything you had to bring to get in.