Looking for the best cupcakes in Washington, DC? Look no further than the delicious bakery, Baked and Wired DC in Georgetown.
I have no control when it comes to baked goods and my love of sweets is truly unmatched. Give me desserts alllll day. In any case, when my friend Katie told me to try out Baked and Wired DC in Georgetown, I was excited to give it a try. I can tell you, without a doubt, that after one trip this is one of the best bakeries in the DMV. And yes, Baked and Wired is better than Georgetown Cupcake. There, I said it.
Baked And Wired DC
Baked and Wired DC is located at 1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW, and there are Park Mobile spots lining the street right outside. Granted, the area gets pretty busy, so if everything is filled, try out a nearby parking garage.
Baked and Wired is best known for their huge cupcakes and trust me when I say, these are better than two (slightly more famous) cupcake shops that are just around the corner — Sprinkles and Georgetown Cupcake. All three are good, but I’m convinced Baked and Wired is best.
There are two very important things to consider when rating cupcakes and that is cake moisture and icing. Flavor is really important too, and if I have a lot of options, even better. 12/10 for every single category from Baked and Wired.
Baked and Wired Cupcake Flavors
First things first, they’re actually called Cakecups here, and I can only posture that it’s because of their impressive size. With a sweet tooth like mine, the bigger the better, and with a price tag of $4.80/each, it makes sense you’d get your money’s worth of cake and icing.
Baked and Wired
The menu is impressive for cupcakes with more than 20 different flavors to choose from, but we narrowed it down to Red Velvet, Coconut, and Pretty Bitchin’ (chocolate with peanut butter). I wish I would have gotten a classic vanilla cake with buttercream icing, but…next time!
I’ll warn you and say that if you show up in person, the line might be out the door, but it moves fast and they’ve got a really good system down. We also ordered two dirty chai lattes (exceptional!) to go. The adjacent park is a great place to enjoy your treats in the sun, because there are only a couple tables out front and it gets a bit crowded on the sidewalk.
Okay so why is it worth spending nearly $5 for a single cupcake, plus more to park, AND wait in a line, to get a cupcake from Baked and Wired? The cake was moist, the icing was not too sweet, and the flavor is good, but not overwhelming. What’s more, is that for it being so popular, the service is quick.
But even if all of the above was accurate, the real selling point for me is that EVERYONE WORKING THERE IS SO NICE. I am sure that dealing with so many people, especially on a weekend like when we visited, can be overwhelming, but the staff got our order together, made flavor recommendations, and sent us off with a smile. Maybe it’s a sign of getting older, but I really value a good customer experience.
I highly recommend checking this place out if you’re interested in delicious baked goods (we only had cupcakes, but there are so many other yummy options), and great service.