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Totally Awesome? Yes We Are!
July 10, 2013 | Red Tricycle

Vote for us in this year's Totally Awesome Awards, here!

DC Police Week
May 25, 2013 |

Honored to have been invited to participate at the Police Week 2013 dessert reception for families who lost a loved one in the line of duty.

Planning a Wedding?
April 21, 2013 | CBS Washington

Check out CBS's list of best places to get alternative wedding cakes in Washington DC, featuring yours truly here!

Treat Yourself in Style!
September 13, 2012 | Washington Family Magazine

Treat Yourself in Style at Red Velvet Cupcakery! Check out the article here!

Vegan Cupcakes!
May 5, 2012 | Honor the Light in You

Check out Ciara Marino's review of Red Velvet's vegan treats here!

Want the low down on DC's best cupcakes?
February 9, 2012 | Cupcakes take the Cake

Check out Cupcakes Take the Cake's interview with our very own here!

What's better than one Red Velvet cupcake? Three Red Velvet cucakes!
June 24, 2011 |

We are proud to announce three new additions to our menu:

Hazelnut Café—A delicious new wake-up call for coffee lovers-- a rich and moist hazelnut cake topped with a sexy espresso buttercream and completed with just a pinch of espresso.
White Velvet—This tender cupcake joins our Black Velvet as an additional vegan and gluten-free option. A sweet vanilla 'buttercream' completes this luxurious vanilla bean cake.
Northern Beauty—Just as classy and elegant as our Southern Belle, but with a distinct break from the norm. We took the classic and made it delightfully sugar free for a reduced-guilt treat.

Express Night Out
Sep 22, 2011 | Get Voting!

It's time for Express Night Out Best Of 2011 and your favorite cupcake joint made the list! Vote here!

June 6, 2011 | The Whole Gang

Head pastry chef Ciji Russel and The Whole Gang discuss Red Velvet's new vegan and gluten-free cupcake. Read more here!

Posh's Black Book and Red Velvet go shopping
May 5, 2011 | Posh's Black Book

One day of huge sales and shopping? We couldn't resist. Check out the "May 1st" event here!

DC Fud: All things cupcake and more
February 4, 2011 | DC Fud

Janet of DC Fud sits down for an interview with Stephanie MacGlaughlin, Executive Chef at Red Velvet, and Lindsey Teaters, Assistant Chef, to discuss all things cupcake and more. here!

Red Velvet supports The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
June 14, 2010

Red Velvet is proud to celebrate the Washingtonian magazine’s “Best of Event,” honoring LLS at its annual beneficiary at the Ritz Carlton by providing cupcakes to its 550 guests this past Saturday.  

Buoying spirits with sweets, the cupcakes were presented to all attendees during the gala.  Red Velvet is committed to LLS in the fight against cancer and remains dedicated to engaging with the remarkable organization in the future.

It's a Cupcake Catfight
May 20, 2010 | Metromix

In anticipation of this month's "Sex and the City" sequel, Red Velvet is battling with Buzz Bakery in the DC Cupcake Catfight! Check out the respective displays here, and then place your vote for your favorite. Voting is open through Monday May 24 and the winner will be announced at the "Sex and the City 2" screening on Tuesday.

Nation has a craving for ‘Red Velvet’
May 17, 2010 | USA Today

In mass numbers, consumers are seeking access to their favorite cravings.  And in Washington, D.C., that passion is realized in cupcakes, as leading national daily newspaper USA Today recounted in the technology section of its May 14th edition.  
Spotlighting ‘Red Velvet’ as the premium draw in the D.C. metro area, the top-tier publication featured editorial on the growing trend of group-buying and hometown deals.  The article included commentary from ‘Red Velvet’ General Manager, Tracy Wilson and imagery of Tracy and baker Stephanie MacGlaughlin, who proudly show readers scrumptious specialties from the shop – in this case, a tray of Devil’s Food chocolate ganache topped ‘cakes.
To view the article in full, you can read the feature here.

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Red Velvet will be an official Station on the Avon Walk, May 1st
May 1, 2010 | Avon Walk for Breast Cancer May 1st, 2010

Red Velvet will be an official station on the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer next Saturday, May 1st and we'll be opening at 8am to sell muffins, coffee and iced tea. We will have cupcakes available no earlier than 11am; 8am is strictly for breakfast. more info

Andre Blatche sends a huge batch of cupcakes to a local elementary school.
April 27, 2010 |Washington Wizards

One of our tallest and most loyal customers, Andre Blatche, of the Washington Wizards has continued to support our cupcakes. He just generously sent a large batch of cupcakes to a local elementary school. I'm sure they will be very delighted with the surprise.

September 29, 2009 |Washington Wizards

Commencing his commitment to cupcakes, Andre stopped into Red Velvet in September of 2009 with NBC 4’s Lindsay Czarniak to claim glory off the court and in the kitchen.  Working with head baker Brittany Frick, Andre honed his baking talent and perfected the art of frosting a ‘cake.  It’s no surprise that following his visit, Andre continued to engage with both Red Velvet and the larger community in extending the joy – and art – of cupcakes.  You can watch Andre take Red Velvet by storm below.

Red Velvet "saves the day" for Kavenchy Spa Salon Fashion event.
April 21, 2010 |Kavenchy Spa Salon event

Putting “fashion before function,” Red Velvet lent their support – and frosting – to Kavenchy Spa Salon’s fashion show event on April 19th, donating 50 cupcakes to the spa and averting a “cupcake crisis.”  Under fire, Red Velvet delivered the treats within hours to support the event, and Kavenchy’s fashionable focus.  An enthusiastic Kevanchy member Zara Korutz exclaimed that Red Velvet, “saved the day!”  “Our event was a huge success; everyone loved [the] cupcakes,” commented Zara. Photos by Tim Lundin + Yulia Mikhalchuk.

Red Velvet co-sponsors The Diva Lounge D.C. event at Policy.
March 26, 2010 |The Diva Lounge D.C.

On March 25th, Diva Lounge made its Washington, D.C. debut at an event recognizing fearless females inside the District.  Designed to connect female tastemakers with each other and premium lifestyle brands, Red Velvet provided the perfect, premium treat to complement the affair.  The diverse group of women gathered to celebrate each other at Policy, a vibrant backdrop for mingling and networking.  XM radio personality Shayna D joined with Kimberly Natashato bring this event to the District — imagery is included below.

UA should be happy to have ‘Red Velvet,’ eat it too
September 29, 2009 | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Red Velvet Cupcakery, the new confectionery on University Boulevard, adds a sprinkling of exactly what the UA needed in late night dessert options: class, sophistication and killer cupcakes.

So when icy fro-yo in a Styrofoam cup just isn’t working for you, wander past Main Gate Square on the north side of University Boulevard until you are hypnotized by the unmistakable smell of butter cream frosting. The company’s third location, the other two are in Washington, D.C., opened for business Sept. 19. read article

Bite-sized brawl: The cupcake showdown
February 10, 2009 | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Red Velvet offers a delicious variety of gourmet cupcakes. With a light and fluffy cake that is moist and buttercream frosting that is rich, smooth and creamy, there is nothing not to like. Although they come in at just above $3, Red Velvet’s cupcakes are well worth the cost. Its namesake, the red velvet cupcake, is everything it should be. The rich cream cheese frosting is fantastic. Along with the 11 standard options for cupcakes, there is a featured cupcake each month to sink your teeth into. read article

Eating Around: The World's Your...You Know
January 29, 2009 | Express Night Out

Canada Gordon has always had a crush on cupcakes, and Ceiba's original pastry chef, David Guas, shares a similar affinity for the dainty desserts. They've opened Red Velvet, a lovely little place to spend a date and grab a sugar high. Try the Morning Call, a chocolate espresso cake with mocha butter cream. Devil's food-chocolate buttermilk cake with bittersweet chocolate ganache is sinfully satisfying; the Peanut Butter Cup, a chocolate chocolate-chip cake dolloped with salted peanut butter frosting is a textural marvel of sweet and salty. And the Southern Belle is the, well, belle of the ball: A red velvet cake with whipped cream cheese frosting; it's simple, elegant and too scrumptious for words. 675 E St. NW; 202-347-7895. read article

Velvet Underground: Red Velvet Cupcakery Opens
December 24, 2008 | Daily Candy

For a town below the Mason-Dixon line, our Southern charms are rather weak. (Beltway tailgater, we’re looking at you.)

But butter our biscuits if that isn’t about to change. Pastry chef David Guas, a native New Orleanian, brings a touch of his homeland’s sweetness with the new Red Velvet cupcakery. read article