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4150 Campbell Ave. Suite 105, Arlington, VA 22206
703.933.0099
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Dry cupcakes, not sure what the fuss is about

I have been here on a few occasions and always have high hopes only to have them not met. The service is fine, the cupcakes taste like they come from a cheap cake mix. I wonder why this place is still in business.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2014
scherzva
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Centreville, Virginia
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Lottsburg
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I spent $30 on a very small cake that was one of the worst I've ever eaten. The icing had no flavor, the cake was dry, and there was so little caramel in it you couldn't tell it was a caramel cake. Only one guest finished their piece, the rest went in the trash. Truly bad, and I'm not picky... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We loved the cupcskes that we ordered for a small birthday party. The flavors were delicious: pumpkin, chocolate caramel and strawberry. Their frosting is out of this world. We have also tried the carrot cake and it is one of the best we have ever had. This a great place to order cakes for a special occasion or just a... More 

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Washington,DC
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Quite possibly the worst cupcakes from a "cupcake specialty store" ever! The chocolate cupcakes were dry and tasteless, the icing sicky sweet and also lacking in flavor. I do not know what all the fuss is about.

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Centreville, Virginia
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137 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I have been here on a few occasions and always have high hopes only to have them not met. The service is fine, the cupcakes taste like they come from a cheap cake mix. I wonder why this place is still in business.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

bad hours, bland desserts, pricy! save your calories for georgtown cupcakes! there are many choices w/i walking distance.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4150 Campbell Ave. Suite 105, Arlington, VA 22206
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703.933.0099

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert, Bakery
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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