Young and Hungry

Georgetown Cupcake Fanatics Pissing Off Neighbors

DSCN5065_optLast weekend, I decided to take an out-of-town visitor over to Georgetown Cupcake. What a horrible idea. I should have known it would be straight-up mania there on a Sunday afternoon and the 70+ line of sweaty, miserable folks waiting to smash cupcakes in their faces was just flat-out disgusting. So we did what cupcake-loving sensible people would do: Skip on over to Baked & Wired for equally delicious cupcakes with no line!

But we're not the only ones bothered by the obnoxious line of reality-tv-loving nutballs. Think of Georgetown Cupcake's neighbors! The poor souls have to deal with that mayhem every day. The Washington Post went over to G'Town to get their opinions on the cupcake craze and got some money stories. Example: One man had a young kid snap at him when he tried to get him off his front step so he could enter his own house. The boy told him he was "there first." Yikes.

Our favorite: The neighbor who hung a Baked & Wired banner from their house. Genius!

Watch the WaPo video yourself:

  • Bonnie

    Instead of lining people up the street into the residential district of Georgetown, why does GTCC have people come down the street to M and around their shop? How will their retail neighbors react? Maybe this way the Georgetown business association will deal with it and find a way to not inconvenience the residents of the neighborhood. Additionally, the residents should constantly call the local police to ticket and tow cars that are illegally or double parked in front of the store and up the street. The sisters seem to not give a damn about their neighbors - only their self image and self import.

  • J

    Its a passing fad. Once people realize Baked and Wired is 10 x better the lines will go away.

  • Sarah

    I was glad to see a police car sitting across from GC today, as it was at least sort-of keeping people from double-parking and stopping in the intersection to gawk at the line.
    I honestly can't believe that no one's been hit by a car there yet - they stand in the street, force pedestrians to walk in the street, etc. When the new crop of GU students arrives, it's going to be total chaos.

  • Z_Wilson

    This story would be more appropriately titled "Georgetown Residents Will Complain About Anything."

  • Bonnie

    IN REPLY TO Z_WILSON:

    If it was your front yard / front stoop, you really think you would have the same attitude? Glad to hear that the police are there now.

  • Kim Ha

    I don't really like the cupcakes at Georgetown Cupcakes. I don't understand what the big deal w/ the damn cupcakes are. It's like, one person jumps off the bridge, everyone else wants to take a gander too.

  • Boomer

    Please don't go to Baked and Wired. Their ridiculous 4 frazzled hipster staff, 2 lines to wait in, 1 cash register headed by a functional illiterate setup is already fraying at the seams. My stop for morning coffee is bad enough.

  • Kirsten

    This actually couldn't happen in a more deserving neighborhood :) as an employee at Georgetown University, we were ALWAYS bombarded by complaints about our students in the neighborhood (sometimes they were justified, sometimes they weren't) So it is pretty amusing to see a new situation to complain about. Exactly how would the local ANC suggest reducing the lines and traffic to Georgetown Cupcake? :)

  • Petra Vega

    A DC photo blog also has picked up on the cupcake wars: http://www.snarkinfested.com

  • Please

    I wish my street was so lucky!

  • Qa

    White people will whine about anything.

  • http://www.moorephotographix.tv Ron The Don

    The only time I was at Georgetown Cupcake was in June, and there was barely a line there. Unfortunately, the success of the reality show is gonna make harder to buy one there. I had to go to Arlington to the Bakeshop to buy cupcakes minus the long line, and they do taste good!

  • SG

    Do you not know of anywhere else to get a cupcake? Can you not bake one or find someone else who can? And who feels like eating anything let alone a cupcake when you are that hot, sweaty, and miserable? That's okay, the more they line up the more they will also end up too fat to make it there.

  • jab00

    It's not worth the hype. I would never wait in a 70 person line for a cupcake even if it was delicious. Those people simply don't have any lives. I ate a cupcake from Red Velvet in DC. It was delicious.

  • Somebody

    I'm still loving the cupcakes on U street - Cake Love

  • downtown rez

    In other news, sheep wait in line to be sheared.
    ps- cakelove needs to stop refrigerating their cupcakes so long as they use butter icing. Cold butter=no flavor and bad texture.

  • john b

    I went to Hello Cupcake in Dupont with an out of town guest the other week. Cupcake tasted pretty good. I don't get why someone would wait longer then 30 seconds in line for a got'damned cupcake!

    I am starting to become worried that the DC culinary scene is becoming Cupcakes and Burgers. Kind of sad.

  • COCOSAURE

    Oh i guess me writing the truth about how bad your customer service is and how rude you all are and how you will not make right the horrible cupcakes that you sent me and my husband right and how you pretty much told us to shove it that they are industrial made now and you falsely advertise the perfect swirl our cupcakes were perfect crap hope yall will actually fix it instead of making me repost all day on yalls facebook so that people will know how fake and crappy yall are.yeah cause deleting what we have to say about your buisness when you are in the wrong is really mature. thanks alot for nothing. and another thing you ought to be ashamed of robbing pretty much two active duty wounded military members with 3 kids and one on the way and i have to pay 55 dollars to get these cupcakes yall are fakes and liars and i will do what i have to to expose you for what yall are. Hope this will make you decide to fix our cupcakes and give us an apology for your rudeness.

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