Restaurant Review: Baked and Wired

June 18, 2012 § 2 Comments

It was only a matter of time before I returned to Georgetown for a second shot at cupcakes. This afternoon we visited a much-raved about establishment called Baked and Wired. Several individuals had informed me that the goods at Baked and Wired far exceeds the more well-known Georgetown Cupcakes. It was crowded on a Saturday afternoon, though lacking the huge lines of Georgetown Cupcakes. We only waited for about five minutes while pondering the extensive menu of flavors.

My friend and I decided to split the “flapjack,” a maple brown butter cupcake with caramel buttercream and candied bacon sprinkled on top. Basically a decadent breakfast wrapped up in cute form. The cupcake was pretty sizable – an easily shareable portion.

The cake portion was crumbly and lightly sweet, with a hint of cinnamon. There was a thick layer of sugary sweet frosting spread on top. The candied bacon was the best part! The little bits were smoky, savory, crunchy and caramelized, and I found myself going back and eating all the crumbs of bacon that had fallen off the cupcake into the surrounding wrapper. Each cupcake was $3.50, a reasonable price for such a large and decadent dessert.

Baked and Wired also serves other treats such as cookies, cakes, and various types of refreshments. It lacks the immense lines of Georgetown Cupcakes (though this might soon change, seeing how everyone is starting to rave about the place). So my advice is to beat the bandwagon and get there quickly!


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