Pop-Up Alert: Buttercream Bakeshop at Cork Market

Tiffany MacIsaac brings cookie dough cakes and Fruity Pebbles krispies to 14th Street.

The Fat Elvis cake comes layered with peanut butter buttercream, and topped with caramel and bacon bits. Photograph by Tiffany MacIsaac.

We’ve missed Tiffany MacIsaac‘s presence on 14th Street ever since the ultra-talented pastry chef moved on from Birch & Barley and other Neighborhood Restaurant Group eateries like Buzz Bakery to launch her own business in Alexandria, Buttercream Bakeshop. Now she’s making a DC comeback—at least temporarily—with a pop-up at Cork Market on November 7 and 14.

On the creative menu: confections such as a Cookie Monster chocolate chip cake, layered with eggless cookie dough and crowned with miniature oatmeal cream pies. Other sweets include marshmallows in flavors like Mexican chocolate and passionfruit, pumpkin whoopie pies, and Fruit Pebbles krispies. Cakes and packages of desserts must be preordered for pickup, while items such as roasted-beet red velvet slices and macarons are available to grab and go. Cork owners Diane Gross and Khalid Pitts will be on hand pouring samples of their favorite sweets-friendly wines and bubbly for pairing, which can be purchased as well.

Both Friday pop-ups will run from 11 to 7.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.