Hello, Cupcakes: Crumbs Bakery Is Coming to Washington

Photograph courtesy of Crumbs Bakery.

The Georgetown Cupcake sisters just announced that they have a TLC reality show in the works, but they might want to keep a close eye on their home turf: Washington’s already overstuffed cupcake scene is about to expand even more.

The New York-based bakery chain Crumbs will roll out seven stores here starting in May. The two-fister confections come in such sugar-shock-inducing flavors as cookie-dough—which is filled with chocolate fudge and topped with chocolate-chip-cookie-flecked cream-cheese frosting—as well as vanilla topped with M&Ms and chocolate cake with strawberry-jam filling and chocolate-buttercream icing. Our favorite is an oversize riff on the Hostess cupcake with a vanilla-cream filling, which thankfully doesn’t taste like it was created in a Midwestern chemistry lab. The outposts will spring up in DC—Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, downtown, Cleveland Park—plus Reston, Clarendon, and Rockville.

In other cupcake news, the six-year-old Los Angeles cupcake shop Sprinkles has snagged a space in Georgetown, and this spring Friendship Heights will get a homegrown spot called Frosting.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.