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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Cupcake Madness!

Over the past year there has been a glut of cupcakeries opening, and I have meant for the longest time to get to the bottom of which one is best.  For once and for all, who has the best cupcake?!  Can Baked & Wired hold its own?  Or do the upstarts Georgetown Cupcake, Hello Cupcake and Red Velvet have it beat?  Can CakeLove, DC's original cupcakery and the one that spawned all the imitators, still compete?  Or has the old-timer been replaced?  


There was only one way to answer my questions:  CUPCAKE MADNESS!  I gathered up nine committed friends, mapped out a course and wrote up some basic judging criteria.  

Folks, I made a bracket.  And if you scroll down, you can also see the judging sheet.  You, too, can play along!!  Cupcake Bracket  
The bracket turned out to be a tiny bit flawed -- I'll get to that at the end.  But in the meantime, I'll be posting for the next couple weeks about each cupcakery, our thoughts and notes, our likes and dislikes, leading up to the tasty two, and ultimately, the Cupcake Champion.  Who will take home the title?!  Place your bets in the comments.

4 comments:

young.ae said...

I've got my money on the lard butter cream icing-covered marvels found only at the original cupcake crack house CAKELOVE!

nyc to dc and back to nyc said...

You say:

"Can CakeLove, DC's original cupcakery and the one that spawned all the imitators, still compete? Or has the old-timer been replaced? "

While CakeLove has been a DC institution for years the recent craze of these cupcake niche shops is really just the pathetically predictable history of DC trying play catch up with New York. And as per usual, DC is about five years late if not more.

nyc to dc and back to nyc said...

You say:

"Can CakeLove, DC's original cupcakery and the one that spawned all the imitators, still compete? Or has the old-timer been replaced?"

While CakeLove has been a DC institution for years the recent craze of these cupcake niche shops is really just the pathetically predictable history of DC trying play catch up with New York. And as per usual, DC is about five years late if not more.

dc365 said...

Hey NYC - I'm glad I could make you feel good about yourself! We all deserve to feel good about ourselves from time to time. Enjoy the original NYC cupcakes! (And eat a dumpling or 12 for me, too).