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Red Velvet Cupcakery & Tangy Sweet

February 9, 2009
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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

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