I am not in a "cupcake mood." Not today, anyway. Perhaps tomorrow.
I found myself craving something else sweet and confectionary... Macarons.
As I circled back to my neighborhood (above 14th), I finally came across a shop with macarons.
They had so many flavors; but I ultimately chose a pink champagne, pina colada, white chocolate with coconut and pumpkin.
The pumpkin one was the best. Now I need to plot out where other macaron shops are in this city. I intend to walk to as many as I can over the next few months.