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What to do in DC: CakeLove

Cakes from scratch

Cakes from scratch

Got a sweet tooth?  Or perhaps, a mouth full of them?  Then you can’t come to DC and not visit CakeLove,  one of the premier spots for sugary, frosted delights.  The place single handedly started the cupcake craze that still has a hold over the nation’s capital a decade after it was founded, and has since expanded from its original location on U Street to include shops in Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia.  CakeLove had been a dream for founder Warren Brown since he was a child.  Instead of going into baking, he instead found himself living an unfulfilled life as a lawyer for the United States government.  To fill the void he rediscovered his love of making cakes, and in the fall of 2000 he quit practicing law to follow his dream again.  Thank Jebus for that, because I couldn’t imagine a world without buttery frosted layered cakes and cupcakes bearing the names Chocolate Fuzzy Wuzzy, Cynthia’s Sin, and My Downfall.  Everything is made from scratch and features all natural ingredients and, yes, plenty of butter.  That might be why the CakeLove motto starts off with “Nothing is fat free.”

A word of warning though.  The cakes maximum flavor can only really be appreciated when they’re at room temperature.  Anything less and you wouldn’t be doing them justice.

1506 U Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009-3912
Monday-Friday 8:30am-6pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday Closed

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