Our next cupcake shop stop was Bakeshop, Arlington, VA. Although this shop did not have a big selection of cupcakes (there was about 7 flavors to choose from), all the cupcakes looked delicious. I ordered a red velvet (I was still looking for THE perfect red velvet) and Tony ordered a Chocolate Toffee Crunch. The price per cupcake was $2.50 and they were packaged in cute individual boxes. This red velvet is probably the BEST tasting red velvet I have tasted so far! This cupcake was moist, bright red in color, and had nice soft chocolate flavor. The frosting was a light fluffy whipped cream frosting. I was expecting a cream cheese frosting but the whipped frosting was pleasantly different. The Chocolate Toffee Crunch cupcake was flavorful, moist, chocolaty and very tasty as well. This cupcake also had a whipped cream frosting. If you do not like sweet frosting this cupcake shop would be the best place for you to go.
Our next and last cupcake shop of the day was Best Buns Bread Company, Arlington, VA. Based on the name of the shop you can guess that cupcakes are not their specialty. So much so that when we got there the selection was very slim, so slim that there was only one flavor to pick from, Chocolate Peanut Butter. Can you guess which cupcake we picked? The cupcake was jumbo sized and priced at $2.95. The chocolate cupcake was moist and chocolaty however, the peanut butter frosting tasted chalky. I think that this shop has the potential to have tasty cupcakes when the selection is available (there were placards, but no cupcakes). I would have been curious to taste their red velvet. Next time we have dinner at Sweet Water, we will stop by Best Buns Bread Company again to see if they have different cupcakes available.