I covered up in about 8 layers of clothes and prayed to San Lazaro that I would not die in this ungodly 17 degree weather. I was determined to make my way to Baked & Wired while in DC come hell or hypothermia. I took the bus and walked into Baked & Wired, looking just like it had almost two years ago. I walked in and the smell of baked goods and coffee were an instant contact high. I went straight for the money shot, the OMG bar. This bar has a sweet graham cracker crust, then layered with salted homemade caramel, homemade marshmallow and then a thick chocolate glaze on top. I personally think they should be called “O-Face bars” but OMG is ok too. I savored every last crumb and when I took my last bite I said out loud, “OK I can leave DC now.”
I had finally decided to make my way out, but I couldn't leave without a little something to go, ya'know?! So I decided to take with me a Flap Jack cupcake. The Flap Jack cupcake consists of a brown butter cupcake, maple frosting and topped with caramelized bacon. Yep, you read that right. This little piece of heaven made it all the way with my to Miami and was my breakfast the very next day. Even though the cupcake was about a day old, it was still AMAZING! That brown cutter cupcake was so flavorful that I could've eaten that all by itself and still have been happy. Small tip for the bacon lovers: You can add bacon to any of their cupcakes!
Another cupcake worth mentioning (even though I had it on my first trip) was their Elvis cupcake. It's made of banana cake topped with peanut butter frosting and a drizzle of chocolate over the top. I can only imagine that throwing some of that caramelized bacon over the top of one of these, and it must be all sorts of amazeballs. On my first trip I ate 2 of these bad boys and loved them both as if they were my children.
This place is a must visit in my book, I prefer this place to Georgetown Cupcakes, yea I said it. It's got that cozy hole-in-the-wall feeling, but it unfortunately comes with a side of douchey barista. Their baked goods are not to be missed from their biscotti, cookies, dessert bars or cupcakes. Definitely check them out!
Baked & Wired
1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW
Washington, DC 20007