[Left, ABC 7's Natasha Barrett and the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's Marcy Fritter flank the winner of the night's cruise vacation] Last night, ABC 7's Natasha Barrett hosted the 2nd Annual Cupcakes & Cocktails benefitting the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.
Held at One Lounge, 1606 20th Street, NW, Barrett was joined by fellow ABC 7 broadcast journalists Alison Starling, Leon Harris and Arch Campbell as well as Fox 5's Steve Chenevey, WUSA 9's Anita Brikman and NBC 4's John Schriffen to judge the cupcake competition.
The winning bakeries included:
Top Cupcake - Small: b+l bakehouse
Top Cupcake - Large: Chatman's D'Vine Bakery & Cafe
Prettiest Pastry: CakeLove
Fanciful Flavor: Batter Up
Tastiest Topping: Red Velvet Cupcakery
Totally on Topic: Divinely Decadent Desserts
Give Me Seconds: Heller's Bakery.
The more than 110 guests also had a hand in voting with b+l bakehouse taking home the People's Choice award.
Owners of the Dupont Circle lounge, Seth McClelland and Niko Papademetriou, mingled with the guests who sipped on signature One Lounge cocktails as well as wine and beer. Besides ticket sales to the event which included a chance to win a 7-day cruise, a silent auction helped raise more than $7,000 for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.
Everyone went home with a Georgetown Cupcake. Sweet!
Photo credit: Tyrone Spady