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Sugar Rush: Where to Go for Cupcakes in D.C.

4 sweet bakeries across the city to try now

Meet Doron Petersan—two-time winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, cookbook author and baking temptress at her Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats. The 100-percent vegan delicacies here include strawberry cupcakes, Petersan’s signature sticky buns, and cake and cookie sandwiches (order the Cowvin or Little Devil).

Doron Petersan
Doron Petersan, owner of Sticky Fingers (©Melissa Nyman)

Other D.C. Cupcakeries We Love:

  • The television series-inspiring Georgetown Cupcake
  • Nearby Baked & Wired, which touts more than 20 “cakecups,” house-made “hippie crack” granola and a legit coffee program
  • Newcomer Sugar Daddy’s Bakery in Adams Morgan, the first U.S. outpost of the Amman, Jordan, original