Seems that Washington, D.C. bakery CakeLove (which now has six locations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia) has almost as many detractors as Magnolia Bakery.
Here's City Paper blogger Brianne Downing:
CakeLove seems to just be a glorified Safeway bakery. For one, I couldn’t believe my eyes when the person behind the counter wrapped the first cupcake, a raspberry frosting on vanilla concoction, in wax paper. What happened to the idea of using tongs to delicately place a frosted treat into a cardboard box, preferably in little cupcake stands? The folks at this shop definitely have the right idea when it comes to the cute cardboard boxes, but Brown needs to hit up a couple other cupcakeries — yes, I’m making that word up — and see how the treats should be presented. Heck, he should use his Food Network show to pay for the trip!
Delleicious DC blogger Danielle Buckley (and DC/Metro Area Cupcake Meetup organizer) says of CakeLove's inclusion as the top "Great Places for Cupcakes" in Washingtonian magazine:
WHAT!?!?! Cakelove is number one?!?! Who voted on this and what drugs were they on?!!?! Of all the people who have read this blog, commented on it, or engaged in a cupcake discussion with me (which is quite a lot), not one single person has had anything positive to say about Cakelove cupcakes. If you're reading this and you've enjoyed Cakelove's cupcakes, please share with the rest of us what exactly you enjoyed, because I am rather confused.
What do you think?