More Cupcakes Coming to DC

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Thanks to @FrenchTwistDC for the newest cupcake news. New York based Crumbs Bake Shop is coming to multiple DC area locations. Neighborhoods include Georgetown, Foggy Bottom, Cleveland Park & Rockville, MD. Exact locations have not been picked yet but as that info becomes available I’ll be sure to update. From their Web site:

Crumbs Bake Shop first opened its doors in March of 2003 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan by Mia & Jason Bauer. The menu is an irresistible blend of comfort-oriented classics and elegant baked goods, but the specialty of the house is the Crumbs Signature size cupcakes! With our more than 50 varieties baked fresh daily and a new cupcake of the week every Monday, each Crumbs Bake Shop is an oasis of wall to wall deliciousness. And now you can enjoy your favorite Crumbs treats in the comfort of your own home – just like Mom used to bake. Delivered straight to your front door, perfect for any occasion, without needing an occasion at all.

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  • Ugh. I think it’s time for a cupcake boycott to start thinning out this market a bit.

  • the schlepping ends now !!

  • Sorry, I’m as disgusted as everyone else until I think about 50 varieties

  • I really don’t understand how this news can upset people. Strange.

  • go sell crazy somewhere else, Ponyo. We’ve got all we need here.

  • I used to live in NYC and these cupcakes really are the best! I’ve tried Georgetown Cupcakes, Red Velvet, Baked and Wired — they’re decent, but Crumbs Cupcakes are the gold standard!

    I can’t wait for them to open! (Wish they would open a Petworth location –LOL.)

  • This is cupcake overload.
    It is sad that everyone is buying into this trend of custom baked goods. This is after all of our neighborghood bakerys closed down – now people want sugar loaded cupcakes that are all the same.
    Support a local bakery if you can find one!

  • Sticky Fingers cupcakes are the best!!

  • Aaron — that’s exactly the problem. If you can find me a great neighborhood bakery that consistently serves great cupcakes (and other baked goods, again consistently) I — and I’m sure countless others — will patronize the place.

    I go out of my way to patronize local small businesses but some, definitely not all, provide inconsistent, just average service. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve tried to visit the bakery on Georgia Avenue (I believe near Allison) that they’ve either been closed during published working hours or the baked goods looked like theyve been sitting in the case for a week already.

  • Why is it that of the few full-service neighborhood “bakeries” that are around town, almost none actually bake things on-premises? I’d love to have a place down the street that smelled like fresh-baked bread (best smell in the world) and where I could pick up a loaf that just came out of the oven.

  • Carpetbaggers!

  • Sadly, the only true bakery, at least by my definition, is all the way in Arlington. I’m a big fan of Randolphs.

  • cupcake for $4??? I will starve before I pay that for a single cupcake – insane

  • I see sub-prime cupcake crisis coming! Cupcake bailout?

  • I would not go out of my way to buy them but I have nothing against designer cupcakes. However, I am curious to see how many more players this market can take. I sense that we are reaching a saturation point for high-end baked goods. Kind of like the designer yogurt craze.

  • Who the hell eats this many cupcakes? This madness needs to end.

  • it’s kind of like the housing bubble…as long as the desk jockey nation keeps paying 4.00 for a cupcake the madness will continue.

  • I’m a bit befuddled with all the hating. If people want to pay for it, then why not?
    Also, Crumbs Bake shop aside, aren’t the main players (Georgetown, Baked and Wired etc) all local bakeries anyway? Yes, they don’t bake baguettes and challah rolls, but they are locally owned small businesses. I say more power to them for making a buck off the trend du jour.

    My only concern is for the players who are late in the game. The cupcake bubble will soon burst…

  • I’m still a Hostess fan…

  • crepes will be the new cupcake…just you wait. crepe shops are already popping up across the street from one another…

  • Why are people so angry about cupcakes? They are good and if you don’t like them, then don’t eat them. For years DC did not have enough places to get dessert. Now that local dessert places (even if they primarily focus on cupcakes) are opening up, it seems stupid to complain.

  • I used to live around the corner from a Crumbs in NYC. They’re pretty unbelievable, and I don’t even really like cake so much.

  • More evidence that people around here have really unsophisticated taste in food.

  • I agree with Anon 11:44am. You don’t have to buy cupcakes if you don’t want! I am glad that places like these are opening and thriving in DC.

    How soon do we forget what this city was like about 8 years ago — no places to shop, eat, entertain without driving out to Montgomery County or VA.

    I’d rather see these “boutique” bakeries opening than check cashing or fried food joints opening in this city. I’m even happier that businesses are succeeding in the DC.

  • >>How soon do we forget what this city was like about 8 years ago — no places to shop, eat, entertain without driving out to Montgomery County or VA.

    Give me a break.

  • I remember TJH how sketchy Petworth and CH were ten years ago. My parents are still in shock when they drive in the area and see all of the development.

    Loves cupcakes!

  • Coming from Manhattan, these guys probably think they’re introducing something in the DC market that nobody down here has ever had before.

    And it’s the folks supplying the food around here who are unsophisticated, not the consumers.

  • Cupcake bubble. Sell, sell, sell!

  • Cannolis, the new cupcakes.

  • So there is 10% unemployment nationally 15% in DC and someone is putting up their money (or somehow got a loan) to open a place in DC selling $4 cupcakes!?!?!

  • Why is a $4 cupcake a problem– when people pay $4 for coffee concoctions at Starbucks? Also $4 doesn’t sound so bad when you compare it to dessert items at places like TGIF, Applebees or similar places that cost you $6-$7 and most of the time it’s not good. It AMAZES me at the things people find to complain about. As you were….

  • I’m not hatin’, but upscale cupcakies have outlived their 15 minutes.

    Besides, the best ones I ever had were at Sweet Mandy B’s in Chicago. I would be delighted if that one expanded.

  • Just starting a cupcake twitter and blogspot. Going to get into the nitty gritty of cupcakes, shops and the experience (having run to taste THE BEST that werent (the best.)
    cupcakeqteez on twitter
    and on our blogspot cupcake-q-teez

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