Battle of the Cupcakes
photo by lilivanili.
And no, I’m not talking about a match-up between the Washington Nationals and the Seattle Mariners. While South Capitol and N street has played host to Washington DC’s biggest cupcakes this year, there is a whole other battle involving the literal confections.
That’s right-a cupcake cook-off. Thanks to Washwords (who loves her cupcakes too) I’ve been tipped off that tonight, at 6:30pm, The Washington Club is hosting the first annual DC Cupcake Contest, and if you haven’t RSVP’d that is apparently no problem. According to Blonde’s I-View showing up at the door in business attire and with $5 to donate will gain you entry to the “sugary wonderland” inside. It looks like five cupcakeries and eight individuals will be vying for the top spot at this, I must say, delicious sounding competition.
As an aside, I have to say that this brings up a question that’s been bubbling in my mind. What is it with DC and cupcakes? Is it me or does there seem to be a bigger connection than “We are a bunch of busy people who love a good sugar rush?” I can’t seem to go four feet with out someone giving me a Cupcakerie recommendation-and up until today, I didn’t think that was a real word! The Post is running a contest which I’ve got several solicitations to vote for from friends, and I found DelleiciousDC in my research today-which is a blog that is devoted to cupcakes….in DC. It’s not even cupcakes in general, it’s regional! (It was also a fascinating read, btw.)
So how about it DC? Am I missing something or is this really just about our love for frosting covered cake in a circular form? Are you going tonight or do you have a cupcake suggestion you want to pass along?
I for one will be watching our metaphorical cupcakes probably post their 100th L of the year weather permitting.