I've been to Washington, D.C. quite a few times and the one place that I have to go every time I visit is Baked and Wired bakery in Georgetown. I strongly believe that they make the best cupcakes in the U.S. and so does my friend, Phuong of Mibellarosa. Don’t doubt us, we will fight you. She’s a floral designer...vases and thorns might get thrown.
Baked and Wired serves a huge selection of cupcake flavors daily and their Razmanian Devil cupcake (lemon cake with raspberry preserves and lemon buttercream), Smurfette (vanilla cake with blueberries and lemon buttercream), and pumpkin (pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting) cupcakes are my favorites. All those flavors are seasonal, so I’m not sure if they are ever available at the same time. The strawberry cupcake and OMG bar (s’mores) are also delicious and available everyday. The cupcakes are displayed across the counter in cloches and there is almost always a little bit of a line. Don’t worry, it moves fast, and it might be a good idea to do a glance through all the flavors before getting in line, anyway. Gotta be efficient. B&W also has cookies, bee sting bars, and marshmallows.
In addition to the sweets, Baked and Wired makes the best soy matcha latte in their cafe. Soy comes standard.
If you want both a coffee or tea and a baked good, I recommend ordering the drink first, getting your cupcakes second, and picking up your drink afterwards.
Baked and Wired’s sister restaurant, A Baked Joint is equally delicious with fewer (meaning zero) cupcakes and cakes and pies instead. I’ll need write a post about them, too.
Pardon the iPhone photos, I'm planning a trip back to
eat a dozen cupcakes on my own take better photos.