Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

 

Washington DC! Capital of the great USA and also a serious contender for Cupcake Capital of America! I have never been to a city with so many cupcakeries!  DC sets the bar pretty high. Nearly all of the cupcakes we ate were amazing!

I’m afraid to tally how many cupcakes I ate in the four days we were there. This is a super long post due to all the cupcakes we ate.

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

We made two visits to Red Velvet Cupcakery while in DC. I really liked the cupcakes we had at both visits. The second one was with Rebecca from I Wanna Be A Domestic Goddess! I love blogging. I have met up with people from all over the place.

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats
Black Velvet (Gluten Free/Vegan) cupcake. Alex loves chocolate and this being vegan was great for him. I was in general impressed with all the cupcake bakeries in America. Nearly all of them had at least one (or more) vegan or gluten free cupcake on offer each day.

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Sweet Potato and Marshmallow Cupcake

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Red Velvet, of course.

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Cute custom wrappers

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

The Chocolate Hazelnut was seriously amazing

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Lovely “Summertime” cupcake (lemon and coconut)

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Another birthday cake cupcake

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

The shop is small but you’re allowed to sit at the frozen yogurt shop next door to enjoy your cupcake.

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Rebecca also took us to Matchbox Pizza. Hello banana daiquiri!

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

We went to Alexandria, Virginia one morning (just a short subway ride away from the city). For a small town they have 2 cupcake bakeries! Lavender Moon was probably my least favorite of the whole trip. They were not bad cupcakes by any means at all, but we had so many consistently good cupcakes. These just didn’t wow us. It might have been that the frosting on all the cupcakes were cream cheese (we think).
Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

This Chocolate Chocolate cupcake was the best we had. It was lovely and gooey.

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Sweet Potato Cupcake

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Chocolate and Vanilla

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Raspberry

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Alexandria Cupcakes were by far my favorite of the ENTIRE trip! It was one of the first times that I ate an amazing cupcake and thought to myself, there is no way that I could make one that even comes close to how delicious this is.

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Dark Chocolate and Vanilla. Simple but the best cupcake of my life.

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Lemon

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Chocolate Guinness

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

We stopped at Ray’s Hell Burger after visiting Arlington National Cemetery. This is one of Obama’s favorite burger joints.

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Super juicy burgers!

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

And a cherry shake

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Hello Cupcake! Not related to the adorable books, “What’s New Cupcake” and “Hello, Cupcake!”

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats
The S’mores cupcake was spectacular. The cake had a great graham cracker taste. You could clearly see though that  our cupcakes had baked over and where they had trimmed the sides.

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Chocolate Peanut Butter
Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Sweet Potato Cupcake

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Crumbs. They’re the biggest cupcake chain around but I’ve enjoyed their cupcakes in DC and in New York.

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Blueberry latte…because why not!

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Toffee Crunch. Very flavorful and crunchy!

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Cookie Dough

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Raspberry

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

We stopped by Eastern Market and had some amazing pancakes!

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

We stopped in at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History to see Julia Child’s kitchen.

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Seeing her kitchen made me want to see Julia & Julia again and also to read her book!

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

We also visited Cupcake Wars winners, Sticky Fingers bakery.

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

They’re a vegan bakery and everything was delicious and amazing! I can see why they won.

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Cookies n’ Creme

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Lemon and Coconut Cupcake and a mini peanut butter truffle/pie

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats
We were excited to get to Georgetown Cupcake!

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

We were really surprised that there was no line. I’d read horror stories of people waiting in line for hours!
Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

They were very efficient and serving everyone very quickly. I did feel a bit like a factory though. There were giant pictures and posters advertising “Katherine’s Wedding Special”. They are very good business women but if you walk down the street to Sprinkles they have a small more  tasteful display for Cupcake Wars.
Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Most important though are the cupcakes. I was really surprised! We bought six and five of them tasted great.

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Another Birthday Cake

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats
Besides Birthday Cake we had Lemon, Chocolate Squared (not so great), Salted Caramel, Maple Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Spice. The maple chocolate chip goes in at my second favorite cupcake of the trip. It tasted like a pancake loaded with chocolate chips!

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats
We also stopped at Sprinkles! I got their special Caramel Apple which was a cupcake fatality on our way to the airport. It tasted delicious though!

 

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Baked & Wired was amazing. It was really “hip” inside.

Washington DC Cupcakes & TreatsChocolate? I seriously can’t remember

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Chai Tea Latte cupcake which was really nice and pretty unique

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats
Elvis Impersonator AKA The Unporked Elvis

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

We went to Founding Farmers restaurant for breakfast several times! They had fluffer nutter appetizers. Heaven.
Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Massive fried french toast logs stuffed with vanilla creme patissiere.

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

We went to The Sweet Lobby last

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Black Forest cupcake that slides in at third favorite cupcake of the whole trip! DC takes the cake for winning all three slots!

Washington DC Cupcakes & Treats

Another fatality but they still tasted great! I don’t remember what flavors my friends chose.

Wow, I’m in a sugar coma just reliving all those cupcakes! Read about New Hampshire Cupcakes, Vermont Cupcakes, Maine Cupcakes, Boston Cupcakes, DC and Orlando Cupcakes.

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7 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness!!! now that is what I’m talking about!! That is definitely the kind of trip I would have taken! Crumbs are the best cupcakes I have ever eaten. I’ve always wondered if Georgetown cupcakes are as tasty as the hype around them – I used to watch their TV show in the Caribbean…glad that they delivered taste wise as well!! I am salivating at the look of that S’mores cupcake! and I love all the inventive flavours you got to try on the trip…English cupcakeries need to take note! and I love Alexandria – isn’t it the cutest little town, it didn’t have any cupcakeries when I was there 7 years ago though :( I definitely need to go back!

  2. omg im in a sugar coma too! I am so insanely jealous – I want to go to America and have a cupcakery holiday!! The dark chocolate and vanilla is my favourite. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Everything made me hungry! I’m not a fan of cupcakes but the pictures you shared made my mouth water. LOL’s.

  4. It was so great to meet up with you during the DC part of your trip! And I need to add a few of these cupcakeries to {my sweet dc} visit list!!!

  5. FUN!!! I live in DC and wasn’t aware of all these great cupcake shops! I’ve had Red Velvet and of course Georgetown cupcakes – now I must explore!!!

  6. I need to go on holiday with you! Whenever I’m in the US, I go on ‘dessert tours’ and do pretty much what you did – eat cake (mostly cupcakes) at all the recommended cake places in a city! Love it!!! Welcome back!

  7. What a great cupcake tour of DC! I’m so surprised that there was no line at Georgetown!

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