The cupcakes at Baked & Wired are the biggest and best you can get in DC. Instead of waiting in the hour line for kid-sized stuff at Georgetown Cupcake, wait 30 minutes for the much better and very adult-sized options in this spot off of M Street. If you aren’t in the mood to eat a cupcake the size of your face, they also have biscuits, quiche, and other pastries.
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