Disclaimer to those who stumble upon this blog and don't know me : my review is by no means scientific, exhaustive or a true representation of the 'best cupcake' in DC. I am not a professional baker and am just offering my 'average cupcake eater' opinion.
Since moving to DC, I have had more cupcakes than I had during my entire childhood. Because there are so many bakeries that sell nothing but cupcakes, I have been looking for the best place to eat a cupcake in this town. The hunt began when my sister heather visited in March and continued with the bakery owners, uncle Doug and aunt Marilee and now, will hopefully be over because I don't think I can afford the new, larger wardrobe that goes along with eating 3 1/2 cupcakes (okay it was actually 4) in a day. Amy's one request for her trip to DC was to go to 'that famous cupcake place'. I figured why stop with one, when we could go to four!
|@ georgetown cupcakes..before the sugar high really set it.|
Baked and Wired: 1052 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, $3.50/cupcake
|Baked and Wired's great location|
|"Teresa's Birthday Cake". I don't know Teresa, but I wanted the maple frosting.|
Sprinkles: 3015 M Street NW, $3.50/cupcake
Red Velvet Cupcakery: 501 7th Street NW, $3.25/cupcake
|Red Velvet Cupcakery's storefront|
|Really good despite looking really ugly..I am not sure what happened on the trip home.|
Georgetown Cupcake: 3301 M Street NW, $2.75/cupcake
|Still smiling... despite the line.|
If you want to read about my friend Lee-Anne's own cupcake tour while visiting DC, see here. I agree with her assessment of Crumbs so much that it did not even make it into our sunday cupcake tour line up. They are just too dry...save your money and go to my true favorite, Bayou near the courthouse metro. It's a restaurant that happens to sell the greatest red velvet cupcake (or RVC as we call it) around. Well, my guests have left so I will now have a chance to catch up telling my read diary about our weekend activities. Hope you have a good one.