My quest to find the best cupcakery in D.C. has concluded (for now) with Baked & Wired in the top spot. They’re amazing, people, seriously. They beat out Hello Cupcake, Georgetown Cupcake, Red Velvet, and definitely Curbside Cupcake.
Nestled down next to the Georgetown canal on Thomas Jefferson Street, Baked & Wired is a bakery/coffee shop with a hippie-stoner theme. Their granola, for instance, is referred to as “hippie crack” while the “blazed and confused” is a brownie-chocolate-chip-cookie hybrid.
But, on to the cupcakes. I went twice in one week (no shame). My first experience was very pleasant, the staff are adorable, friendly and upbeat, which says something, because how often do you remember the person behind the counter when you’re only in there for five-blissful-cupcake-surounded-minutes?
The cupcake flavors are unique: Chai Latte, Elvis Impersonator (banana and peanut butter), Smurfette (blueberries in vanilla cake), Razmanian Devil (lemon cake with raspberry), and many more.
Getting a cupcake to go and sitting with your feet over the Georgetown canal is the perfect way to take a break from exhaustive shopping on a Saturday afternoon.
The red velvet was the best I’ve ever had– moist, delicious perfection. I was so impressed I stopped in a few days later and picked up a Vanilla Latte cupcake, which tasted exactly like its namesake coffee, and was phenomenal.
The Cupcake 5 Factor:
Extensive Flavor Selection? Yes, creative, too!
Moist cake? Yes.
Good Frosting? Yes.
Good Ambiance? Yes.
Baked and Wired
1052 Thomas Jefferson Street N.W.