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Cupcakes Actually near Washington, DC

11944 Grand Commons Ave. Fairfax, VA 22030
Cupcakes Actually is a store that specializes in gourmet cupcakes.

The shop was opened in 2009 by sisters Sue and Jen after Sue and her family moved to the Washington D.C. area from Detroit. They use local and premium ingredients to make their personally-crafted cupcakes from scratch.

Cupcakes Actually offers a wide variety of cupcakes. There are the basics, like vanilla and chocolate, and dipped cupcakes like chocolate salted caramel and chocolate crunch which come with a chocolate coating covering the top. A local favorite includes Death by Chocolate which is filled with dark chocolate ganache and topped with chocolate buttercream, ganache, and white chocolate. Another favorite is the Golden Nugget, a carrot cake cupcake with zucchini, pineapple, and raisins has cream cheese buttercream frosting and gold sugar crystals. Seasonal favorites include Cuckoo for Coconut, and Flourless Mint, a chocolate cake style cupcake with green mint buttercream and a chocolate Christmas tree. Children will enjoy Butterfly Fly Away which has green vanilla buttercream grass and a fondant butterfly. Specialty vegan and flourless cupcakes are also available, as well as ice cream sandwiches.

Cupcakes Actually is a perfect place to satisfy anyone's sweet tooth while in the Fairfax area. After only a few short years in business, it has earned awards as a top wedding vendor by "Virginia Weddings" and a Best of Northern Virginia shop.


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