Sticky Fingers’ Cupcake Wars Win Is Your Rum-Frosted Gain
D.C. cupcake makers just can't seem to escape the national spotlight. Last night, Sticky Fingers bakery (City Paper readers' pick for "D.C.'s Best Vegan Restaurant 2011") won Food Network’s Cupcake Wars All-Stars. If you were hungry to taste the victorious vegan treats, well, you're in luck. The Columbia Heights bakery will be selling the four winning cupcake varieties through Feb. 1. According to a press release, the musically themed eats include the Rolling Stones Brown Sugar (brown sugar cupcake, rum frosting topped with brown sugar brittle), Man in Black Johnny Cashew (black cocoa cupcake, black cocoa dark chocolate frosting topped with dark chocolate cashew candy), Salt-n-Peppa Inspired (chocolate bourbon smoked pepper cupcake, salted caramel and vanilla bean frosting topped with fondant candy headphones) and Chuck Berry Inspired (orange cupcake with blueberry cinnamon filling, raspberry frosting topped with a sparkly red fondant guitar).