This trip warrants a review of the packaging. Most of these places have gotten smart and will give you a box with individual holders/dividers for each cupcake to 1. keep them stable and 2. keep them separate. The one at Alexandria Cupcake is extremely flimsy. A 10 minute walk to the car, with the box upright in a bag with handles, yielded this mess:
Actually it was worse than that, but I put them back in their little holes for the car ride home. They were still okay to eat but what if we were to be giving them as gifts or taking them to a party or something? Fail. We were really disappointed. 0/10 for the holder.
I don't think we'll be going back to this shop. What they do well, others do even better, so it isn't really worth the time and effort.