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Occasionally Cake

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8859 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309-1508
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found a deal for a dozen cupcakes on groupon. We also saw that they were a previous winner of cake wars, and it does appear they make some amazing cakes. The cupcakes were beautiful and they were even had gluten free. The frosting was amazing on my gluten free, but the cake part was very dry. As for our... More 

Thank BrittanyP38
Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

My husband gave me a Groupon for the cupcake class in April. I had a fun time meeting other sugar junkies and we all learned to make cute cupcakes from fondant cutouts and buttercream frosting. The cupcakes were pre-made for us (thanks!) and that way we were able to focus on the decorating. We even got to taste different fondant... More 

Thank kendallc-h
Bowie, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our cupcake decorating class this morning with Christina. She was an excellent instructor and was patient and kind all the way. I attended with my daughters and their excitement was most obvious as we made st. Patrick's day theme decorations from fondant. We definitely appreciate the craft put into making beautiful and attractive cupcakes even more after... More 

Thank weseetheworld5
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

I went to Occasionally Cakes to redeem a Groupon that I had purchased last year. It appeared that the shop was only open for pick-ups. There were only a few flavors to choose from. I've had these cupcakes from the Old Town location years ago and they were spectacular! Light, fluffy cupcakes with beautifully drizzled frosting..... These-- not so much.... More 

Thank Foodie-for-life315
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Purchased a dozen specialty cupcakes using a groupon here for my daughter's birthday. I was excited to have all of the different flavors, and they looked pretty. However, the flavor of all of them were....good. They were okay. I was expecting something dynamic, but no one could tell that these were specialty. My guests thought I just made them. The... More 

6 Thank Christine H
Warsaw, New York
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My friend and I were wandering around Alexandria and found this place. What a pleasant surprise! Even though the selection was a little limited, it still offered a variety of flavors. I tried the cherry limeade and the lemon drop. Both we absolutely delicious! I wish I would've gotten more! I will agree with other reviews that the frosting was... More 

Thank rjd21
Fairfield, Pennsylvania
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

While visiting a friend in Alexandra, we stopped at Occasionally Cake to try some cupcakes. I ordered a Lemon cupcake and my friend ordered the Reeses cupcake. My cupcake was good, but the Reeses cupcake was way too sweet. My friend couldn't even eat half of it. It was a very cold day out so I was excited when I... More 

1 Thank ktmk13
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

My friend bought cake pops from this place and her family loved them! I loved the decor as my daughter love cupcake themes. It was cute and had a great variety of cupcakes and cupcake themes knick knacks you can buy!

Thank Candice S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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165 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I had one of the best cupcakes from this bakery. It was an almond cupcake with chocolate ganache and coconut cream icing. It was better than an actual almond joy! They had a big selection of cupcakes to pick from that were unique flavors. The other person with me bought the pomengrante cupcake with orange buttercream icing and said it... More 

Thank kmc4601
Richmond, Virginia, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I visited Occasionally Cakes this past weekend during a thunderstorm. There were four of us so we ordered 4 cupcakes to take back to our hotel. After paying for our cupcakes the employee handed me a cardboard box. I asked if we could have a plastic bag to put the box in and also explained that we had to walk... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8859 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309-1508
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: 571-384-6400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?