Holiday Goods from Buzz

Be the most popular kid at your holiday party with these adorable cupcakes from Alexandria's new Buzz bakery and dessert lounge.

The holiday-themed confections come in chocolate or vanilla; call and order ahead to request a flavor and design, or just stop by to see what's available. The cupcakes are $2 a piece.

Buzz also recently started serving alcohol, including an extensive selection of dessert wines by the glass and dessert-worthy martinis in flavors like toasted almond, made with amaretto, Kahlua and cream, and lemon cake, with sour lemon, Frangelico and Stoli Vanil.

Seasonally appropriate hot drinks include a hot apple pie (Tuaca, steamed apple cider and whipped cream) and a peppermint mocha (Peppermint Schnapps, Godiva Dark and Illy coffee).

Also check out Washingtonian's Best Bites blog, where the woman behind the sweets at Buzz, pastry chef Lisa Scruggs, shares her favorite holiday treat (with recipe!).

901 Slaters Lane, Alexandria

(Photos by Tamela Kemp.)