Posts Tagged ‘cupcakes’

It’s National Cupcake Day! Isn’t It Every Day Around Here?

As if the District needed another opportunity or excuse to stuff its collective face with butter cream, Thursday, it turns out, is "National Cupcake Day." The blog Beltway Bargain Mom has a rundown on some celebratory deals, if you care to peruse. Y&H checked in with the makers of our favorite mini cakes—the boozy kind—to […]

Name This Crunkcake, Win Box Of Four

The gals behind Crunkcakes, H Street's answer to the prissy dessert craze, have unveiled a new boozy flavor: a vegan pumpkin ginger variety, loaded with rum and topped with vanilla vodka frosting. But they have no idea what to call the thing. They're asking for suggestions. The winning proposal, selected on Nov. 20, nabs a […]

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 […]

Free Cupcakes! The New Crumbs Is Giving Away 1,000 Of ‘Em

The newest D.C. location of Crumbs bakery is celebrating its grand opening today with a free cupcake giveaway—some 1,000 of the complimentary treats will be handed out—beginning at noon. The shop is located at 888 17th St. NW. Photo courtesy of Crumbs

Boozy Cupcakes: So Hot Right Now

The liquor-loaded confections known as Crunkcakes may no longer be the most potent sweet treat in town. Washingtonian reports on PS7's version called "cuptails," which come "packed with one and a half ounces of alcohol." (By comparison, Crunkcakes, according to Y&H contributor Megan Arellano, each contain about an ounce of booze.) Eating two of PS7's […]

Get Your Crunkcakes At The Pug This Weekend

Hungry for spiked sweets? Crunkcakes creators Faith Alice Sleeper and Raychel Sabath will be hawking their booze-fueled baked goods at H Street Bakes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 10,  at the Pug, 1234 H Street NE. Photo by Darrow Montgomery

Smirnoff Icing On The Cake: Sticky Fingers Bakery Seeks Liquor License

Doron Petersan, proprietor of Sticky Fingers bakery (City Paper readers' pick for "D.C.'s Best Vegan Restaurant 2011"), piped up on Thursday to remind Y&H that Crunkcakes aren't the only liquor-laced cupcakes in town. Petersan points out that her crew nabbed a cool $10,000 by winning the Food Network's "Cupcake Wars" this past spring with their […]

Drunken Hines: Crunkcakes Hit H Street

On a Sunday afternoon in August, Faith Alice Sleeper’s father stops by her table at the neighborhood bake sale. “I have an upset stomach,” he says. “What should I eat?” Sleeper has just the thing. “Booze and cupcakes?” she proposes. “Oh, yeah,” her papa replies, his voice brimming with sarcasm. “That’s exactly what I need.” […]

Pop-Ups? Food Trucks? What Are D.C.’s Worst Restaurant Trends?

The Village Voice on Friday offers up its list of "Top 10 Worst Contemporary Restaurant Trends." Among them: food in jars ("[s]omehow the act of squishing fruits or vagetables[sic] inside glass containers has become the ultimate hipstro pass-time"), pop-up restaurants ("[w]hat is ze point...?"), food trucks ("[h]ell, even the Gap has one!") and facial hair […]