Sweet Themez Cake and Cupcake Coming to Adams Morgan

“Dear PoPville,

A place called “Sweet Themez” cakes and cupcakes has signage on the old Crooked Beats space on 18th St. NW, just south of Belmont. Windows are completely covered and there’s no other information on the windows or anything. Know anything about it? “

Sweet Themez will be located at 2318 18th Street, NW (Crooked Beats is now located at 2116 18th St NW.) Their Web site says:

“Sweet Themez sets out to express personal style at weddings, showers, anniversaries, birthdays, and special events with tasty cakes and cupcakes. With your imagination and Sweet Themez’s talent, we’re sure to make your party unforgettable.”

You can see their menu here and photos here.

Hours will be:
Mon – Wed: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu – Sat: 12:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sun: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

38 Comment

  • Now, finally some good news! Will be happily stopping by on a regular basis.

  • Any idea what the per-cupcake rate will be?

  • Bout friggin time. If there is something this town is seriously lacking, it is a supply of cupcake stores selling 4 dollar cupcakes.

  • I can’t fathom why people are willing to pay $2-$4 per cupcake.

    Make your own

    • I agree, although I will pay for Baked and Wired cupcakes. Georgetown Cupcake can’t top those – it’s just a rule.

    • I would pay $2-$4, but my rate of cupcake purchases is well below one per year. I’m not buying enough for these folks to stay in business.

    • Because generally I just want one cupcake; I don’t want to make a whole batch. In the grand scheme of things, $2-$4 is not that much money. Especially because I eat maybe 2 cupcakes a year.

    • and yet your inability to fathom doesn’t stop people from doing it.

  • knowing how many rats and how much flooding crooked beat had I can’t wait to eat here!!!

  • Whatever happened with Spike Mendelsohn’s “organic chocolate” themed cupcakery, “2 Girls 1 Cupcake?”

  • I mean if you’re gonna open a cupcake place in dc, this is probably a pretty smart location.

  • Darn. This will be a definite source of my annual winter weight gain.

  • Hi, this is 1988 calling, I want my font and spelling back …

  • To all of those complaining about the cost of a cupcake – trust me, they aren’t making much money off of them! I make cupcakes and cakes for friends and coworkers all of the time (amateur baker), and you would not believe what it costs for decent ingredients. Though I am not buying in bulk like a bakery would, for the quality butter, chocolate, flour, eggs etc. I can easliy SPEND about $4 per cupcake – not to mention my labor! Trust me, their prices are fair.

    • So let me get this straight. For a batch of cupcakes (what… 12-15 regular sized cupcakes) you are spending ~50-60 dollars on ingrediants? I think not. If so, I’d like to know what brand of egg you are buying for 10 bucks a dozen, or what butter you buy for 20 bucks a lb?

      Also, I am sorry, but I’ve had cupcakes in 3 or 4 of DC’s cupcake places, and none of them, and I mean none of them were any better quality or taste wise to the cupcakes my 13 year old niece made a couple weeks ago when she visited.

      Presntation is better maybe, but cupcakes do not cost ~4 bucks a piece to make. If that were the case then all the cupcake places in DC that don’t have tv deals like the georgetown place, would be going out of business, not opening new stores in super high rent locations.

    • They are somewhat labor-intensive, I’ll give you that.

    • I make desserts for area restaurants as well as cakes and cupcakes for friends and there is absolutely no way you are spending $4 per cupcake to make them. Not even if you buy all your ingredients at Whole Foods.

    • Here’s a quick breakdown of what I spent on the last batch of Chocolate Cupcakes I made:

      King Arthur Organic Flour – $4.99 5lb
      KerryGold Irish Butter – $5.00 1lb
      Scharffenberger dark Chocolate – $7.99 9oz bar
      Organic Free Range Eggs – $3.69 doz
      Organic Cane Sugar – $4.99 3lb
      Penzey’s Vanilla – $11.55 4oz
      Organic Whole Milk – $5.99 1gal
      Organic Heavy Cream – $2.99 8oz
      Valrhona Cocoa – $12.99 250g
      Baking Soda and Baking Powder – not worth mentioning as is so cheap

      Now, am I going to use a full gallon of milk, or all of the cocoa or chocolate or dozen eggs in this one time making them? No, of course not – this is but a snapshot of how much money high-quality ingredients cost, not necessarily exactly what I spend on each cupcake. So that’s a grand total of $60 for enough to make one or two dozen cupcakes before at least one of these ingredients run out and you need to buy more. You add in the cost of the blanched almonds, powdered sugar, and gel food coloring to make decorations out of marzipan and that adds a whole other level. My labor of course is free – I am not in this to make money, I am in it to make people happy, including myself because I absolutely love doing it. I also don’t get to pay the bulk prices for ingredients that bakeries no doubt pay – totally fair comment to mention how much less these things cost bakeries. If I were trying to make a profit though, as a business? No way could I charge any less that what the area bakeries are charging.

  • In the age of diabetes, its amazing to me that no outlets are really coming out dedicated to that target audience, and dedicated to making sugar free goods taste better..?

    Cupcake places seem like such a worn out idea to me, It sounds like a good excuse to charge high prices for what’s really fairly cheap, and rather routine, to make. What about more bread, soup, pastry, and good pasta places? Cupcakes aren’t exactly a solid daily staple for the masses.

  • I don’t know much about cupcake shops, but their hours look unusually late. Maybe they’re trying to fill the late-night sugar binge niche.

  • lord, please let this cupcake nostalgia trend end. more french style pastry shops please with stuff that actually tastes good.

  • Based on their menu, it seems like the only thing they are going to sell in-store are the cupcakes (you have to order a specialty cake two weeks in advance). That’s too bad. Sometimes people need a last-minute cake for a dinner party and any no one wants pay Warren Brown $35+ for a 6-inch round cake.

  • Will someone please open a good Jewish deli? Please.

    Thank you.

  • I need a phonetic spelling of that last word.

  • As someone with an English degree, as a rule I would never patronize (in the “giving my support and business” definition of the word) any establishment that could not correctly spell the words in the signage they installed. I would, however, gleefully patronize (in the other definition of the same word) them in the comments section of a blog 🙂

  • I tried a vegan cupcakes at Sweet Themez…one word…AWESOME!!! You have my business for sure. Congrats on your opening and I’m looking forward to more vegan treats!

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