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Best Cupcakes DC/NoVa

Am looking for some bakeries where I can stop in and buy some delicious cupcakes- anything goes- but I do love chocolate and red velvet. I tried Cakelove and found it uninspiring.

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  1. Baked & Wired in Georgetown, on Thomas Jefferson Street (just off the C&O Canal). Best in the area, IMHO.

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    1. re: Bonz

      Another vote for Baked & Wired. I can't tell you how much weight I gained when I worked next door to them. Yikes. And their cafe mochas are the best -- rich with excellent-quality chocolate, and not too sweet.

      1. re: carolott

        My top 3 are:

        Cake Dreams
        Bake & Wired
        Crumbs

        I love Georgetown's icing but I am not a fan of their cake. Cake Dreams has the best cake hands down and their selection is much better than most places. Their Smores and Banana cupcakes are TO DIE FOR!!

    2. Honestly - the Harris Teeter supermarket chain makes really good cakes and cupcakes. Certainly, its not the same as the great cupcake bakeryies and cafes up in NYC, but for now, it's what we have in DC. We've had threads on this topic before - DC truly lacks a good cupcake bakery. So sad.

      1. I would try Pastries by Randolph (Lee Heights shopping center in Arlington at the corner of Lorcom Lane & Lee Hwy)...they have amazing cakes and desserts. Also look into Heidelberg Bakery in Arlington on Lee Hwy. http://www.heidelbergbakery.com

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        1. re: AlliantK

          I recently bought a birthday cake at Heidelberg Bakery and was very disappointed. Their cupcakes didn't do well in the Washington Post's recent tasting of area cupcakes.

        2. I'm a little late to this topic, but you might want to try the cakes by 'Le Cupcake' sold at Stacy's Coffee on Rte. 7 in Falls Church. I believe they have yellow, chocolate, carrot and red velvet cupcakes, though which are actually in stock varies on pretty much a daily basis.

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          1. re: MsCongeniality

            The 'le Cupcake' cupcakes are yummy and I too did not understand the rave reviews that Cakelove gets - great flavor combinations but I dont like the frosting or the cake

            - the following link contains info on ordering the "le cupcake" cupcakes by the dozen http://www.dailycandy.com/article.jsp...

          2. check out this link - here they ranked and wrote reviews on 3 cupcake places in the dc area http://cupcakestakethecake.blogspot.c...