Kosher cupcakes in Washington?
I need to find kosher cupcakes to take to my daughter's preschool on Tuesday. I've searched the internet and only found kosher bakeries in Maryland and Virginia. Does anyone know of a good bakery in Washington? Thanks!
There are no kosher certified regular bakeries in DC. Here is a link to a list of kosher bakeries in the Washington area from Jewish Information and Referral Service.
Note, Ottenbergs, listed in DC, doesn't have a storefront. They produce commercial bread and rolls.
I see there is a kosher Krispy Creme listed, if donuts would do.
Otherwise, you have to drive to Silver Spring or go with Entenmann's.
Personally, I think the best kosher bakery is Kosher Pastry Oven. However, I wouldn't worry about a "good" bakery for preschoolers. Paying for excellent quality would be a waste IMHO. As long as there's icing, they're happy.
Jeri, parent of teens and survivor of many birthday parties
My suggestion is that you check with the school to find out what is acceptable. It may be that the school will not accept anything that isn't commercially prepared in prepackaged sealed boxes on which a hecksher (a symbol indicating that an independent agency certifies the kshruth of the product) is printed. My wife teaches at a school in Montgomery Cty and while kashrus is not an issue, the school only allows prepackaged baked products to be given to students.
Vegan is a nice start to ensure that there's no animal fat in there (and they'd be kosher enough for my relaxed standards), but unless Sticky Fingers has official kosher certification, they're of no use to the OP if the preschool insists they be kosher.
If your business is going through all the trouble and expense of getting kosher certification, that's something you shout from the rooftops to attract kosher customers, not something you leave off your website entirely. No indication of kosher on Sticky Fingers' website.
In addition to the GW Hillel, also check with the DC JCC's cafe to see if they can get you some or make a recommendation. http://www.jcccafe.com
Pre-schoolers generally aren't picky if you throw anything with sugar at them, so I second the Entenmann's idea.