D.C. Dessert Roundup – Capital Confections Part 5: Baked and Wired

Sunday, December 13th, 2009 | bakeries, Travel

We were in Georgetown; we wanted cupcakes.  Georgetown Cupcake was (GASP!) closed.  My dessert-deprivation panic began to set in, but then my trusty guide remembered something about another cupcakerie thereabouts.  With her keen sense of direction, especially when it comes to sweets, she led us through an out-of-place mall, past the C&O Canal, to Baked and Wired– the perfectly-named coffee shop/bakery in this collegiate neighborhood.  And what splendors we beheld inside:

These cupcakes were very fine indeed.  The origami-like pointy wrappers were very pretty.  (I wonder if they’re more difficult to frost than cupcakes nestled in normal wrappers?)  The cakes in our chosen specimens were moist enough to be tasty, but not so moist as to collapse under their icing roofs.  The Strawberry cupcake had real fruit chunks in the cake.  The Mocha cupcake had a slight coffee flavor, but was mostly chocolate– just the way I like it.

Since Baked and Wired is a café, you can also get some coffee and a slice of quiche, then take a load off under a big American flag they’ve got as part of their modern, minimalist, hipster-attracting decor.  Georgetown Cupcake, you shouldn’t be closed on Mondays– people’s eyes wander… their heads turn… and before you know it, they’ve got a new favorite.

Baked and Wired
1052 Thomas Jefferson St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.  20007

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4 Comments to D.C. Dessert Roundup – Capital Confections Part 5: Baked and Wired

December 15, 2009

We went there again – the coconut cupcake was awesome.

December 17, 2009

So jealous! Those look amazing!

December 18, 2009

Hmmm. I’m not sure how I feel about the funny papers. Kind of cool, kind of messy looking. Perhaps they haven’t perfected the art yet. And it looks like it’s made them lazy in frosting – the coconut pecan frosting looks like it’s just been glopped in there. Everything does look delicious, though – I think they just need to work on their sleek, modern hipster image with the cupcakes and not only the decor.

December 18, 2009

Now that’s what I’m talking about! Fruit IN the cupcake. Nice! Just went to Butter Lane on W. Broadway and they only flavor their icing not the cupcake. So I had a golden cupcake with pumpkin icing and a strawberry cupcake that was only strawberry icing and a sliced strawberry on top. Color me disappointed.

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