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Red Velvet Cupcakery & Tangy Sweet | February 9, 2009



I’ve been dying to try Red Velvet ever since it opened this past December in Penn Quarter. I finally got the chance- 2x in one week! The interesting thing about this cupcakery is that the owner is also the art department coordinator for HBO’s “Entourage.”

She is also the sister of Tangy Sweet owner Aaron which explains the neighboring Tangy Sweet storefront. I tried the other Tangy Sweet in Dupont last summer.

There is not much seating in Red Velvet so they encourage you to take your cupcake next door to Tangy Sweet and enjoy it in their spacious modern dining room. I tried the devil’s food (pictured above) – get ready for a chocolate overload, the key west – not as limey as I wanted it to be, and the southern belle – by far the best. The southern belle was moist and the whipped cream frosting went great with the red velvet cake. Each cupcake is $3.25. They’re small, but really, you don’t need much more than that small serving. They are very rich! My friend Cathy broke off bits of cupcake and ate it with spoonfuls of fro-yo. Yummy combo.

Red Velvet
675 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20004



  1. Looks delicious.

    Comment by Christina — February 9, 2009 @ 9:59 pm

  2. Both of these look really yummy!

    Next time you are in Georgetown you should stop at my favorite cupcake place– Baked and Wired. They are seriously amazing.

    Comment by krissyrigo — February 9, 2009 @ 10:08 pm

  3. Oh, next week I’m making cupcakes for my father-in-law’s birthday and I totally think you would like them: banana cupcakes with cinnamon honey icing! We are having him over on Friday, so conveniently I will be making them Thursday night. You know I’ll bring you one!! 🙂

    Comment by krissyrigo — February 18, 2009 @ 10:20 pm

  4. mmm! I will have to go there when I get home in a few weeks. I’m dying to try the Southern Belle. I’ve only ever had G*town Cupcake but I really want to try this, Hello Cupcake and CakeLove too. Thanks for the link!

    Comment by Reid — April 13, 2009 @ 11:03 pm

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