Two Brides

Sticky Fingers
July 27, 2008, 4:02 pm
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I have been diagnosed with Celiac disease since I was 16. I’m not one of the those celiac’s who cheats, I get waaaaaay to sick to even think about ever eating gluten again.

So 8 years ago when I went to the grocery store, even whole foods, I could not find gluten free goodies. It was depressing and really hard to eat. When I hit 18-19 people started coming around. I could go online and order a few gluten free cookies. And then my little heart did a dance when Sticky Fingers said they would start carrying gluten free cupcakes. The first gluten free bakery in the city of DC. I went in immediately and sunk into heaven. Vegan gluten free chocolate cupcakes to die over. The kind you remember your mom made as a kid- sweet and fluffy and yummy. I got a dozen cupcakes for each birthday for a few years. They used to be located in the area between Dupont and Adams Morgan, hard to spot from the street and even harder to squeeze yourself into the shop. Always nice, they served vegan ice cream in the summer, something you had to sometimes wait for as all the vegans flocked over as soon as June hit.

Now they moved to the hip new Columbia Heights with a giant shop to boot. I’m not a vegan but any time I can avoid eating animal products, I love to. They now have a little snack corner with list of ingredients on all their packages(oh bless them). The pink and brown walls make for a super cheery shop. I’m totally going there to do my photo edits on my laptop- they have free wifi and I can munch of yummy food, hello!

So we had our tasting there last Friday. Kamber Sherrod is the wedding consultant- and damn do I love her. Our table had a little reserved sign on it and out bounced Kamber. She was so nice walking us through the options and let us eat our cupcakes and talk for 15 min alone. It was bliss. On the spot we signed a contract even though we had thought about Cake Love(Nat’s best friend even works there)- but I liked the fact my cupcakes could be gluten free AND vegan(furthering my goal of carbon neutral wedding!!). And they taste sooooo good. I’m a bigger fan of sticky fingers cupcake taste- Cake Love is too much for my sensitive tummy. Too much sugar and butter. But Sticky Fingers has it spot on.

From left to right: Chocolate with chocolate icing, chocolate with chocolate icing and raspberry filing, spice cake with vanilla icing with coconut, and chocolate with chocolate ganache.

So we ended up thinking we will get 125 cupcakes and their cupcake stand(which is $45 and they will cover it with fabric or paper of your choice, yes, another DIY project delegated!)

I would 100% go with Sticky Fingers if your in the DC metro area- and don’t worry, unless you tell your guests they will never ever know they are eating a vegan cupcake. So all that animal lard + milk + factory farming ingredients are out of the list.


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