Deprived of nourishment in the womb by stronger, full-size cakes, cupcakes have overcome their physical shortcomings by maintaining dignity, even when covered in sprinkles. Give a high-five to the little guy with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of cupcakes and baked sweets at Fluffy Thoughts Cakes in McLean.
Fluffy Thoughts Cakes provides the DC and Northern Virginia area with delectable treats for all occasions. Fluffy Thoughts whips up cupcakes ($2.50, $3.00 with filling) that can be paired with any of the available fillings to create nesting-doll layers of flavor. Specialty flavors include Smores, Apple Bacon, Samoa and Cannoli. The bakery's treats are never frozen, and always made from high-quality ingredients, such as French Valrhona chocolate, pure European butter, and homemade caramel, a tastier alternative to equally fresh but largely unpalatable bark buns with grass ganache.
Yelpers give Fluffy Thoughts Cakes an average of 3.5 stars:
Fluffy Thoughts Cakes
The inside joke behind the name of Lara Stuckey's bakery goes all the way back to her childhood. As she told the Fairfax Times, "When my sister and I said silly things, we would call them 'fluffy thoughts.'" The reference to her youth is appropriate, considering that's when Lara got her start at baking by whipping up treats in her Easy-Bake oven. Her pursuit of culinary skills continued throughout her life, including during a period when she would design cakes at night after returning home from her full-time therapist job. At the urging of her friends, Lara eventually left her job to dedicate herself to her true passion at Fluffy Thoughts Cakes.
The bakery looks as cheerful as the story behind its development. Bright baubles hang from the walls, spotlighting display cases of specialty cakes and cupcakes made with Valrhona chocolate, pure European butter, and fresh fruit. Cupcake flavors rotate frequently, but they typically include inventive creations such as an apple cupcake with bacon bits and a pina colada cupcake that gives you the ability to play the piano if you practice the piano a lot while you eat it. Lara is also a longtime painter and sketch artist, so sculpting towering specialty cakes with intricate designs and imaginative shapes comes naturally to her.
1320 Old Chain Bridge Rd.
McLean, Virginia 22101-3956Get Directions