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Cupcake wars grip U.S. capital


November 5, 2008
By The Washington Post

Nov. 5, 2008, WASHINGTON, D.C. – With Barack Obama's historic victory over John McCain, the battle for the presidency might finally be over, but another epic struggle has been waged in the U.S. capital: the cupcake wars.

Nov. 5, 2008, WASHINGTON, D.C. – With Barack Obama's historic victory over John
McCain, the battle for the presidency might finally be over, but
another epic struggle has been waged in the U.S. capital: the cupcake
wars.


There's almost always a line at Georgetown Cupcake, especially on
weekends. But on Oct. 11, the queue had snaked out the door of the cult
bakery on Potomac Street and was threatening to block traffic. Perhaps
it was spillover from the Taste of Georgetown food festival, which drew
more than 10,000 people. Perhaps it was that the bakery had scored
several perfect 10s that week in our Cupcake Wars taste-offs. Whatever
the reason, police arrived to help manage the flow. By the end of the
day, the eight-month-old bakery had sold 5,000 cupcakes. | FULL STORY

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