For my birthday, Zach surprised me with a box of four assorted cakes from Sticky Fingers Bakery. I couldn't ask for anything more! Sticky Fingers is a vegan bakery located in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of DC that serves exquisite vegan baked goods. Doron Petersan started this little bakery in 1999 in a little basement shop in Adams Morgan. It has since moved to Columbia Heights and expanded into a cafe that not only serves the best baked goods in DC, but great vegan comfort food as well.
The four assorted cakes in this particular box were the chocolate mousse cake, raspberry cheesecake, tiramisu cupcake, and peanut butter cupcake.
We both went for the chocolate mousse cake first, which turned out to be as amazing as it looked. The rich layers of chocolate cake and chocolate mousse were particularly satisfying after the light dinner we had had. Next, we tried the cheesecake, which was surprisingly disappointing. We enjoyed the graham cracker crust and raspberry topping, but the "cheesecake" itself was spongy and not creamy enough.
Next, we tried the peanut butter cupcake. I loved that it had chocolate chips, but didn't particularly care for the banana cake. The peanut butter frosting, however, was delicious. Lastly, we had the Tiramisu cupcake, which was absolutely delicious!
So, although, I didn't love all of these selections, they are generally consistently good. They have been voted the Best Bakery and Best Vegan Restaurant by Washington City Paper readers and the owner even won the Cupcake Wars on the Food Network. If you are looking for great cupcakes, cakes, and food, definitely stop by Sticky Fingers.