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Sticky Fingers bakery applies for liquor license

Want to eat your vegan cake and get buzzed off it too? This dream may not be far off as Sticky Fingers bakery is applying for a liquor license, the Washington City Paper reports.

The Columbia Heights bakery, already famous in D.C. for its animal product-free fare, won the acclaim of cable audiences this spring after booze-infused offerings — including a chocolate cinnamon cupcake filled with a bourbon caramel sauce and topped with bourbon vanilla frosting — clinched the top prize in the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars.”

But the alcohol just adds flavor, usually in the form of a frosting or sauce, making effects other than a sugar high pretty much non-existent.

This sets Sticky Fingers cupcakes apart from Crunkcakes, which, with nearly a full shot of liquor per treat, are sold at licensed bars.

With a liquor license, Sticky Fingers could introduce a true “21-and-over” line of cupcakes, as well as serve alcoholic beverages like organic beer and wine at the bakery, owner Doron Petersan told City Paper’s Young and Hungry blog.


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