you had me at hello issue 4
you had me at hello issue 4

  Vote Hello Cupcake for Best of DC!
Find the "Best Cupcake" category in the Food and Drink section and show your love for Hello Cupcake!
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Kiss the Cupcakes – They're Irish!
Looking for a fun new way to celebrate everyone's favorite Irish holiday? If so, add Hello Cupcake’s "Baileys Irish Dream" to your holiday menu. The Guinness-infused chocolate cake is topped with Baileys Irish Cream frosting to combine traditional Irish beverages with our delicious cupcakes. The combination is out of this world, and we recommend you make a trip to see us in March to pick up some for yourself and friends. They are available for a limited time – through March 17th! These cupcakes will have you embracing your hidden Irish side. I and one of our pastry chefs, Alanna Markley, will have the pleasure of demonstrating the making of Baileys Irish Dream on WUSA channel 9 news at 9am on March 11th.

Baileys Irish Dream

What have we been doing?
It's our 6-month anniversary! Since opening last August, Hello Cupcake has been going like gangbusters. We would like to thank all of you who made our first 6 months such a success! During our first six months we served over a quarter of a million cupcakes! At the same time we have been busy participating in many philanthropic and fundraising events around our great city. Last fall, our pastry chefs were featured at the "Life is Sweet" event sponsored by Best Buddies Virginia. Life is Sweet is one of the premier pastry chef showcases in the area, and over 500 guests sampled treats from the area’s best pastry chefs, while raising money for an amazing organization. Learn more about Best Buddies Virginia.
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January came with the excitement of change as the country inaugurated its new president. In celebration of the event, Hello Cupcake introduced the "Very Berry Obama”" cupcake, using vanilla cake with red and blue berries topped with cream cheese frosting and an American flag. We also were excited to learn that our cupcakes stole the show at the Emily's list inauguration luncheon where Hillary Clinton was the keynote speaker, and enjoyed a Hello Cupcake! Very Berry Obama

Hello Cupcake is often involved in philanthropic events around the city, but one we hold very near and dear is the Sugar & Champagne Affair. This event features DC's finest pastry chefs and bakeries in a fundraiser for the Washington Humane Society. Hosted by our friends Todd and Ellen Gray of Equinox Restaurant, the event was a sweet success. The best part…dogs? Invited! They came out to pee see and be seen. Dogs were dressed in their finest and, ahem…on their best behavior. Except those that snuck cupcakes off our table! (this is why my own dog was not invited...) philanthropic events around the city

Other upcoming events where you can find Hello Cupcake include the Washington Project for the Arts annual Art Auction and Gala, Washington Humane Society's Fashion for Paws, the Capital Area Food Bank annual Blue Jeans Ball, and the National ZOOfari.  

hello to go
A recent addition to the Hello Cupcake team is wrapped in sprinkles and delivering sweetness all over the city. Our new delivery vehicle provides ample room for all the Hello Cupcake flavors while spreading the word about the shop to people throughout the District. Check out the rendering of our adorable cupcake-mobile. Keep an eye out and prepare yourself for Hello To Go! A 2-dozen minimum can be delivered anywhere in the district for a nominal flat fee. For large orders involving set-up (such as weddings or other social affairs) delivery charges vary. Our delivery service will be in full swing by the end of March!

Bespoke Cupcakes
We have added a new line of monogrammed and decorated cupcakes to our bespoke (custom) cupcakes. These are terrific for weddings, parties, showers and other events, and can also be purchased as single-cupcake boxed favors! Our team of creative pastry chefs can help you realize just about any design for your cupcake topper. We recently created the Pink Panther cupcakes pictured here for a joint promotion with Pink Panther II on the day the movie premiered.
bespoke cupcakes

Thanks again for your support during our first six months. We look forward to seeing you in the shop.

Penny Karas
Owner and Executive Pastry Chef