Author Archive for Odochi Ibe

Where Can You Get the Most Cupcake For Your Buck? (Hint: Not Georgetown Cupcake)

Last April, Y&H interviewed Cake Love's Warren Brown about how the District's first gourmet cupcake seller was dealing with all the new competition in town. Brown defended his prices (cupcakes cost $3.25 at Cake Love—50 cents more than rival retailer Georgetown Cupcake, for instance) by citing some recent price studies he'd conducted of his competitors. […]

Sweet Themez Are Made Of These: D.C.’s Cupcake Craze Reaches Adams Morgan

Sweet Themez, the latest cupcakery in a city already over-frosted with dainty dessert shops, has opened in the former Crooked Beats location on 18th Street NW in Adams Morgan. But, the husband and wife proprietors say their business isn't just about the miniature sweets. "I have a niche because I do specialty cakes," says co-owner […]

Sweet Relief: Cupcakes Meet Bulletproof Glass at Olivia’s in Ward 8

In some ways, Olivia's isn't all that different from the plethora of other cupcakeries that have proliferated in D.C. in recent years. The shop is filled with the sweet aromas of cinnamon and sugar, and the color pink is prominent in the decor. But one major difference is plain to see—specifically, the thick sheet of […]