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Cakelove

4150 Campbell Ave. Suite 105, Arlington, VA 22206
703.933.0099
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Ranked #448 of 654 restaurants in Arlington
Cuisines: Bakery, Dessert
Dining options: Takeout
Most recent review
- Mar 31, 2014
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Dining options: Takeout
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We have stayed in the Shirlington Area many, many times and have walked the shopping/dining area on many occasions. We have gone into Cakelove every single time and it now has become a joke. We only go in to see what they do not have! We have gone in at all times of the day and have never, ever purchased... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I'm really not a cupcake fan, but a pastry chef friend of mine really wanted to try this place out. The service was really friendly, I will give it that, but I didn't prefer the cupcakes. On two separate occasions, I tried both the regular cupcake and the gluten free. I found both cakes very dry. The icing was just... More

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Washington, DC
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Heard so much about this place that I couldn't wait to try it. Been twice as I had hoped my first experience was not a true indication of the level of quality. Sadly, it was. I have never had such dry tasteless cake in my life. The icing wasn't much better. Bleeckkkk....

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I've had cakes from here for several years at different occassions and I have never been that impressed. I think they are overrated and overpriced. Maybe it's just been bad luck.

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Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Large assortment of cupcakes. It was ok. Kind of pricey. I think I need to give it another try. But it was kind of cool.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

How often do you actually find buttercream frosting made with real butter? Well, you can taste the butter and feel it melt in your mouth. Yum! The lightness of the frosting is well balanced by a heavier cake. What a welcome change from the usual "me-too" so called artisan cupcake baker cashing in on a trend, where art-over-substance box-mix ho-hum... More

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San Diego, California
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155 reviews 155 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I want to like Cakelove, but it's hard to when it's so expensive! I know that cupcakeries and specialty cake shops are all expensive, but it kind of hurts to spend that much on a small cake. I got a brown velvet cake and it was just okay. The cake was pretty dense, and the flavors of the cake and... More

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Valdosta, GA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

This place has the best cupcakes I've had in a long time with new and interesting flavors that I haven't had before. I had a chocolate cupcake with cheesecake filling frosting. It was amazing.

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Arlington, Virginia
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351 reviews 351 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Only cupcake I like is vanilla or chocolate with the strawberry icing. The icing has fresh strawberries in it. That's the only reason why I'll go here. The cakes are really dense.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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103 reviews 103 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Excellent cupcakes. Some of the best around. A local DC establishment that made it big time

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