Cupcake Wars: Tourists Vs. Locals?

Serious Issues in Georgetown

By P.J. Orvetti
|  Thursday, Aug 12, 2010  |  Updated 12:46 PM EDT
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Cupcake Wars: Tourists Vs. Locals?

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 18: Cupcakes on display at Los Angeles Confidential Magazine and French Connection's summer celebration to benefit the Art Of Elysium at French Connection On The Beach on August 18, 2007 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)

A friend of mine recently mused that an awful lot of people in D.C. seem to make their living selling cupcakes. Cakelove, Hello Cupcake, Red Velvet, Sticky Fingers.. cupcakes are to D.C. what cheesesteak is to Philadelphia. You know you shouldn’t, but you’re going to anyway. And then you’ll have seconds.

The craze, of course, has gotten so big that Georgetown Cupcake even has its own show on TLC, and the lines out front have gotten so long that they now have a bouncer. But while that shop gets all the press and a lot of the tourists, a whole lotta locals are loyal to Baked & Wired.

So which is better? The Georgetown Metropolitan says Baked & Wired "has gained a reputation around town as the true Georgetowner's choice: sort of a rebellion against the overexposure of the attention-seeking Georgetown Cupcake."

Georgetown Cupcake boasts a wide variety of flavors and aesthetically marvelous cupcakes; Baked & Wired has bigger, pudding-based cupcakes with oodles of frosting.

So in this battle of fame, frosting, and flavor, which is better? The Georgetown Metropolitan has an unscientific poll going on its website. So far, Georgetown Cupcake has a big lead.


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