This week's Monday Munchies sees me finally jump back into the world of cupcakery with a visit to Sticky Fingers, the wittily named vegan bakeshop that sits in Columbia Heights across from the Giant on Park. For anyone who doesn't know by now, I am not by any means veggie-this or vegan-that, but Sticky Fingers was the closest place to buy a presumably decent celebratory cupcake in the area.
On this trip, I ordered a carrot cake cupcake and a pumpkin cheesecake. I'll be honest; it's entirely possible I already had preconceived notions about the gluten-free desserts. In a habitually re-told story, I once changed my entire mind about the deliciousness of a friend's lasagna when informed of its use of protein crumble. But to me these were a little dry, missing this je ne sais quoi component that keeps cupcakes together (generally known as the cake portion of cupcakes). The pumpkin cheesecake was better, though still with that underlying taste of oatey starch.
Taste Test: 2 Forks (out of 5)
Perfect For: People allergic to gluten