Keeping up with Washington Post's Cupcake Wars, Bethesda Magazine took it upon themselves to find the Bethesda area's best cupcakes in their most recent issue. "Mark Ramsdell, head instructor of the pastry arts program at L'Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, was the expert judge for the blind taste test while members of the Bethesda Magazine staff were also judges."
The team purchased yellow cupcakes with chocolate icing at five local cupcake shops. You won't see Fancy Cakes by Leslie in the competition though, as they weren't set to open until after the Magazine's deadline.
The big winner of the contest? Just Cakes! And guess who came in dead last? You guessed it, Cakelove. Here's a list of the competitors, listed in order of how they finished in the contest:
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