Holiday Recipes are Here!

You asked, and Refinery 29 has answered with three of our best holiday treats. Get the recipes you’ve been craving most!

Recipe: Peppermint Chocolate Cupcakes

Need a holiday sweet treat for your family gathering? Try your hand at making our Peppermint Chocolate Cupcakes.

Peppermint Chocolate Cowvins

Enjoy the cousins of our ever popular cowvin, with a holiday twist.  Triple chocolate cookies, filled with peppermint frosting, and rolled in crushed candy canes!  Stop in our shop or order online today for a holiday delivery.

Sweet Potato Latkes

Check out our Sweet Potato Latkes recipe in the Washingtonian.

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and Go Veggie!

Celebrate World Vegan Month with a Coupon and Tasty Recipe

November is World Vegan Month and to celebrate, GO Veggie!, formerly Galaxy Nutritional Foods, wants to share a little something special with Sticky Fingers followers and fans. It’s a coupon for $1.50 off their new GO Veggie! Dairy Free cream cheese so you can try it out this holiday season. Link to Coupon Offer:

This vegan cream cheese has a great taste and a wonderfully creamy texture. Try it out in our Pumpkin Whoopie Pies (*recipe below).

What are you waiting for? Go claim your coupon and get cooking. If you want more from GO Veggie!, including the inside scoop on new products like their new dairy free and vegan shreds and slices (!!!) be sure to like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter. Enjoy!

Recipe: Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
“Sticky Fingers Sweets; 100 Super Secret Recipes”

Yield: Makes 12 large or 24 small whoopie pies

3 cups (15 ounces) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
2 cups (14 ounces) brown sugar, packed
1 cup vegetable oil
3 cups canned pumpkin
1 tablespoon egg replacer (recommended: Ener-G)
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Cream cheese frosting, recipe to follow

1.      Preheat the oven to 350° F.

2.      Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

3.      In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and allspice.

4.      In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix together brown sugar and oil with the paddle attachment until well combined.

5.      Add pumpkin puree and mix until combined.

6.      In a small bowl, whisk together the egg replacer and water.

7.      Add egg replacer and vanilla to the pumpkin mixture and mix until well combined.

8.      Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture, about a cup at a time, and mix until fully incorporated.

9.      Using a small ice cream scoop with a release mechanism, drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto prepared baking sheets, about 1 inch apart.

10.  Transfer to oven and bake until cookies are just starting to crack on top and a toothpick inserted into the center of each cookie comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Let cool completely on pan.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1/3 cup non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening (recommended: Earth Balance)
4 ounces non-dairy cream cheese, softened (recommended: GO Veggie!)
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 to 2 drops of lemon oil (optional)

1.      In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the shortening until smooth.

2.      Add cream cheese and beat until well combined.

3.      Add confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon oil and beat just until smooth. (Frosting can be made in advance. Cover and refrigerate, but let stand at room temperature to soften before using.)

To assemble:
Transfer filling to a pastry bag. When cookies have cooled completely, pipe a large dollop of filling on the flat side of half of the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies, pressing down slightly so that the filling spreads to the edge of the cookies.

Delight Magazine Features our Gluten-Free Brunch

Sticky Fingers makes the list of Best Brunch Across America in the Winter 2012 Issue of Delight Magazine

What’s Happening Behind Our Kitchen Doors

Welcome to Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats! Behind our kitchen doors is where you’ll find the inside scoop on baking tips, vegan savory ideas, recipes and food filled events.  Staff favorites and gossip, things we’re working on, and maybe a celeb sighting, and of course our cute animal pics!  Entertaining, informative, fun, and delicious!  Check back and check back often for what we’re making Behind OurKitchen Doors.

Cupcake Schedule, Season Specials & Holiday Hours

Our daily selection of our most popular cupcakes. Available for order and offered daily at our shop;

Chocolate Love, Classic Vanilla, Peanut Butter Fudge, Coconut Delight, Cookies n’ Cake, Gluten-Free Chocolate, Carrot, Red Velvet

Seasonal Specials

Thanksgiving Thursday, 8am-3pm, Friday 9am-10pm
Fancy Fall Cupcakes 3.00
Pumpkin cheesecake 6.50 indv 22 lg
Bourbon Pecan Pie  5.00 indv 55 lg
Apple Gallette 5.75 indv 20 lg
Savory: Tempeh Ruben, Sweet Potato Leek Coconut Curry Soup, Butternut Cranberry Quinoa
Christmas Eve, 8am-5pm
Christmas Day, Closed
December 26-28, 8am-8pm
New Years Eve 8am-7pm
New Years Day, 9am-8pm


Peppermint Brownies 3.50
Peppermint Cupcakes 3.00
Egg Nog Cupcakes 3.00
Gingerbread Whoopie Pies 2.75
Ginger Cranberry Loaves and Slices 12/2
Chocolate Cream Pie 5.00
Holiday Sugar Cookies
Savory Side: Shepherd’s Pie, Latkes, Arancini, White Bean and Escarole Soup, Butternut Cranberry Quinoa

Cupcake Kits to Benefit Pinups for Pitbulls



The cupcakes you can really feel good about!

Our peanut butter fudge cupcakes for humans to enjoy; 4 chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting, dark chocolate and roasted peanuts. Packed separately for you to decorate and enjoy. 4 per pack.


20% of the sales for pupkits go to Pinups for Pitbulls, making the holidays happy for our sweet furry friends. Don’t forget a pack of molasses ginger biscuits for your best friends.

Offer from November 2nd to December 17th. Online orders only. Order before December 10th to ensure Delivery before Christmas!

Price: $18.00



Presidential Pastries for Election Season

Beginning October 15th, cast your cookie ballot with our Republican and Democrat sugar cookies for $2.50 each or a dozen for $24.00.

And don’t forget to head to the polls on Election Day, November 6. Show us your ‘I Voted’ sticker and get a baker’s dozen of cupcakes for only $36. Offer only valid on Election Day.

Recipe Book

Now on sale! The book by Doron Petersan reveals the secrets behind 100 of the hugely popular Sticky Fingers Bakery’s favorite recipes for the first time…

Order now >>


Hey Fans-Want to see us fight for a third win on Cupcake Wars?

If so, then click on this picture and ‘like’ it on facebook.  The fan-favorites will return for another battle on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars!  Show them what VEGAN can do!  xo

DC Metro Cooking & Entertaining Show, November 3-4

Join us November 3 and 4 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show, a food-filled cooking expo, with three opportunities to enjoy a baking demo and book signing with Doron Petersan.

Saturday, November 3, 12:30pm at the Tasting and Entertaining Workshop Area 1

Saturday, November 3, 3:00pm at the Tasting and Entertaining Workshop Area 2

Sunday, November 4, 1:30pm at the Tasting and Entertaining Workshop Area 1

Our Supper Club is Back

The conclusion of our Summer Supper Club series is Wednesday, October 3. Be sure to reserve your seat today for this amazing Mediterranean feast:
Orange, fennel, olive appetizer with fresh bread
Warm Greek salad with seasonalvegetables and vegan feta
Seitan shwarma with buttery tomato sauce and pita bread
Creamy cheesecake with ouzo figs
Beer, wine, and signature cocktail available for order

Summer Supper Details

  • Seatings: Two seatings are available, at 6:45pm and 8:00pm
  • Reservations: Advance reservations and payment are required, and can be made by calling the shop at 202.299.9700.
  • Cost: $28/person, exclusive of beverages and gratuity.

A grab-and-go option will also be offered in-store while supplies last, and limited outdoor seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Baltimore Book Festival, Saturday, September 29

This year’s Baltimore Book Festival presents a baking demo and book signing with Doron Petersan on the Food for Thought Stage on Saturday, September 29 at 5pm.
Mt. Vernon Place
600 North Charles St
Baltimore MD, 21201

DC VegFest, Saturday, September 22

Join us at this year’s DC Vegfest, a free outdoor festival celebrating cruelty-free cuisine.
We’ll be selling sweet treats and savories too! Plus, Doron Petersan will be on hand selling and signing our cookbook.
Yards Park
10 Water Street, SE
Washington, DC
Saturday, September 22, 11am-6pm

Natural Product Expo East, Friday, Septemeber 21

Doron Petersan will be signing books at the Natural Product Expo East. Stop by the Earth Balance booth to say hello!
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD
Friday, September 21, 1pm

2012 Veggie Awards are Here!

The 2012 Veg News Veggie Awards are here. Sticky Fingers has been nominated for Favorite Vegan Bakery. Voting ends on August 31, so go vote today!



Summer Supper Club at Sticky Fingers

Starting August 1, Sticky Fingers will host a series of four Wednesday night Suppers featuring organic ingredients from local farmers’ markets and our award-winning desserts:
August 1 -Taco Night
Hearts of Palm and Oyster Mushroom Ceviche
Chips and Pineapple Roasted Garlic Salsa
Veggie Chorizo with poblano pepper in hand made corn tortillas
Roasted Seasonal Organic and local veggies in hand made corn tortillas
with salsa verde, guacamole,  and sour creme
Cinnamon Phyllo Pockets filled with Dark Chocolate, banana, topped with coconut ice cream
Beer, wine, and signature cocktails available
August 8 -Italian Night
Fresh herb bruschetta with local heirloom tomatoes and peaches
Oven-fried oyster mushroom calamari with spicy tomato sauce made from local heirloom tomatoes
Hand made pasta tossed with Roman artichokes, local organic garlic, select organic veggies and olive oil
Beer, wine, and signature cocktail available
August 22 – Raw inspiration
House made kale and beet chips
Raw sushi rolls filled with raw ‘rice’ and assorted veggies
Refreshing summer gazpacho
Asian style zucchini noodles with fresh mint and basil
Chocolate tarts: chocolate avocado pudding in an almond date crust
Organic wine and beer, and specialty kombucha cocktail available
August 29 - Mediterranean-**no gf option
Beer, wine, and signature cocktail available

Summer Supper Details
  • Seatings: Two seatings are available, at 6:45pm and 8:00pm 
  • Reservations: Advance reservations and payment are required, and can be made by calling the shop at 202.299.9700.
  • Cost: $28/person, exclusive of beverages and gratuity
  • Gluten-free options available on Taco Night and Sushi Raw Night. Mediterranean Night is *NOT* gluten-free.
A grab-and-go option will also be offered in-store while supplies last, and limited outdoor seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Spooky Halloween Treats are Here!

Need a scary, sweet pick-me-up? Grab one of our frightfully delicious Halloween treats! Choose assorted Halloween character cupcakes for $3.50 each or cat and bat sugar cookies for only $2.50 each.

Vegan Summer Suppers sell out at Sticky Fingers-Examiner Review

Jamie Hardin of the Examiner enjoyed the inaugural dinner of our Summer Supper Club. Read the review here.

The Washingtonian Features our Summer Supper Club

This week’s Washingtonian Best Bites features our August Summer Supper Club. Each Wednesday in August we will be serving up a special dinner created with fresh local produce from some DC area farmers. Don’t miss this week’s Latin inspired feast!

Washington Post, July 2012

The brownie at Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats was nominated as one of the city’s best dishes for vegans and vegetarians. It’s made with dark chocolate and cocoa powder.

Union Market Summer Picnic Spectacular Saturday, July 21

Join us at the Union Market Summer Picnic Spectacular on Saturday, July 21 for a family-friendly indoor and outdoor afternoon festival featuring food, music, games, and more! We’ll be there, so stop by for some sweet treats!

Book Signings and Treat Tastings at Regional Whole Foods Markets

Whole Foods Callowhill
Friday, July 20, 4pm-7pm

Whole Foods Glen Mills
Saturday, July 21, 11am-2pm

Whole Foods Jenkintown
Sunday, July 22, 11am-2pm

Cupcake Wars
All-Stars Winner

Sticky Fingersbecame the first vegan bakers to win Food Network’s Cupcake Wars All-Stars. This was the third Cupcake Wars appearance and the second win. To celebrate, the four winning cupcake varieties will be on sale through February 1st.

Read more here >>

Sweet Weddings

Everyone should enjoy cake (or cupcakes) on their wedding day.  Scrumptious, affordable, and simply elegant, let Sticky Fingers provide the cupcakes and cake for your next wedding celebration.

Vegetarian Summerfest

Learn how to bake Sticky Fingers style from Doron Petersan at the 38th Annual Vegetarian Summerfest  in Johnstown, PA June 30th.  She’ll be showing you ‘how to’ from our baking book, ‘Sticky Fingers Sweets’.  Grab a signed copy at the event!  We’ll see YOU there!

Vote for us Today!

Please vote for our Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
recipe in So Delicious Dairy Free SO Much to Love Giveaway. You’ll be entered to win a prize just for voting today. And if this recipe gets the most votes this week, we’ll both be in the running to win an awesome weekly prize!
(psst! Recipe number 52)

Olney Farmers Market and Sticky Fingers

Doron Petersan will be preparing our award winning cupcakes from our 2nd victory on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars:  Rolling Stone Brown Sugar, Sunday August 8th, 11am at the Olney Farmers Market.  Our ‘Sweet‘ cookbook will be on hand for purchase and signing.  And cupcakes too, of course!

Q & A, Book Signing and Treat Tasting June 2nd

Herbivore Clothing Company in Portland welcomes Doron Petersan for a book signing and Q & A on June 2 at 1pm. A special thanks to Sweetpea Baking Company for whipping treats from Sticky Fingers Sweets cookbook to pass around at the event!

Pinups for Pitbulls Event at Knucklehead Saloon June 16

Join Doron Petersan for a night of fun at the Pinups for Pitbulls Fundraising Event at Knucklehead Saloon in Kansas City on Saturday, June 16 from 7pm til midnight. Proceeds go to Pinups for Pitbulls.

Denver Book Singing and Treat Tasting June 19

Doron will be signing books and slinging treats at Tattered Cover Books in Denver, CO on Tuesday, June 19. Fun begins at 7:30pm!

Cupcake Baking Demo and Book Signing Saturday May 5

The National Harbor Food and Wine Festival 2012 presents two-time Cupcake Wars Champion, Doron Petersan, on the Viking Cooking Stage Saturday, May 5 at 1:30pm. Doron will show us how to whip up a batch of Margarita Cupcakes! Book signing and treat tasting to follow the demonstration.


The Culinary Experience: May 19

Come to the Lake Austin Spa Resort and learn the secrets of preparing and enjoying deliciously healthy food and take part of the Lake Austin Spa Resort experience home with you! Join us May 14-20, 2012 with special guest chefs Bruce Weinstein, Mark Scarbrough and Doron Petersan.

Book Signing and Vegan Potluck Sunday, May 20

Join us at MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, May 20 for a vegan potluck and book signing with Doron Petersan!

Book Signings and Treat Tastings at Regional Whole Foods Markets

Whole Foods, Charlottesville, VA
    Friday April 13th, 6-8pm
Whole Foods, Rockville, MD
    Friday April 27th, 12-3 pm
Whole  Foods, Arlington, VA
    Saturday April 28th, 12-2 pm 

VH1 Big Morning Buzz with Carrie Keagan and Tyler Hilton

Doron Petersan shares vegan treats from her Sticky Fingers Sweets cookbook.Watch here!

Vegan Brunch at Muse and Book Signing April 15

Doron Petersan joins Chef Todd Gray for a vegan brunch at Muse in the Corcoran Gallery of Art. In addition to sharing bakery treats with guests, Doron will be onsite selling and signing her first cookbook, Sticky Fingers’ Sweets: 100 Super-Secret Vegan Recipes.
Chef Gray will offer a special buffet of delicious, seasonal vegan items, including bananas foster vegan pancakes with caramelized baby banana, roasted mushroom and black walnut pate with toasted baguette, and smoked tempeh and roasted garlic cassoulet.
Art and Soul Mixologist, Ronald Flores, will be shaking up brunch with his Artini 2012 cocktail, Zeitgeist, and The Bumper Jacksons will provide live folk and traditional jazz music.
WHEN: Sunday, April 15
Seatings at 11:00 am and 1:15 pm
WHERE: Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street NW
Washington, DC
Cost: $35 for adults, $12 for children 12 and under (exclusive of tax and gratuity)

Cupcakes, Books, Booze and Shoes Saturday March 31st 2pm-6pm

Join us at Moo Shoes, 78 Orchard St. NYC, NY, for a meet and greet with Doron Petersan and her debut cookbook, Sticky Fingers’ Sweets, which features ‘100 Super-Secret Vegan Recipes‘. There will be copies of books for purchase, treats to be sampled, and beverages to enjoy. It’s also a great day to shop as 10% of all sales are being donated to Pinups for Pitbulls.

Book Signing and Treat Tasting April 5th, Glen Mills, PA

Cake Boss, Giada and Vegan Cupcake Queen coming our way

Posted on March 1, 2012 by Patricia Talorico

Doron Petersan, whom the Washington Post calls the “punk-rock queen of vegan cupcakes”, will be signing copies of her new cookbook, “Sticky Fingers’ Sweets: 100 Super-Secret Vegan Recipes” (Avery, $27.50) at the new Whole Foods Market in Glen Eagle Shopping Center in Glen Mills, Pa., on April 5 from 4-7  p.m.

National Capital Area Cake Show: Live Demo on Saturday, March 24th at 7:30 PM

We are excited to welcome Doron Petersan from Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats to the NCACS stage. Doron will be sharing her experiences and signing her new book, Sticky Fingers’ Sweets in the auditorium during the Challenge.

Read more here >>

Sticky Fingers Proves Vegan Goods Take The Cake

It all started, because Doron Peterson was very, very hungry— for something sugary. SmartCEO has the rest of the story.


Our Hen House: Episode 113

In today’s episode, we ponder about the mindset of vegetarians: Why stop half-way? Also joining us today is Doron Petersan, founder of Sticky Fingers Vegan Bakery, and author of the new Sticky Fingers cookbookListen closely for your chance to win your very own copy of this cookbook! 

Listen to the broadcast >>

Doron on Washington Business Report

Doron Petersan, founder of “Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats,” tells us about her rapidly growing, DC-based business. Peterson attracts customers, and won Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” competition while adhering to vegan cooking principles.

Watch the broadcast >>

Cupcakes: Political warfare’s sweetest weapon

If you think cupcakes are so 2011, think again. Don’t be fooled by the fact that cupcakes have become so established that even Hill veterans understand their attraction.


Sticky Fingers’ Sweets and New York Cheesecake Cupcakes

Moment Magazine sat down with Doron Petersan at the Columbia Heights bakery to find out about her favorite Jewish foods, the cupcakes that made her a celeb chef and the recipes that elude her to this day. Read More >>


The Sweet (and Vegan) Life of a Cupcake Queen

Doron Petersan knows a few things about baking cupcakes and creating vegan specialties and writing a cookbook and turning a bit of TV fame into entrepreneurial success. She shares her take on success and baked treats with


SELF Magazine: How Cupcake Wars Winner Doron Petersan Balances Fitness and Brownies

Ever since Carrie and Miranda enjoyed them on Sex and the City, cupcakes have been the “it” dessert. So what’s a dairy-shunning vegan to do? Oh, just start her own vegan bakery, go on to win Cupcake Wars (twice!) and then write a book. At least, that was Doron Petersan’s solution, whose Sticky Fingers’ Sweets cookbook hit shelves earlier this winter. Read more here.

Foodie and the Beast

Doron Petersen of Sticky Fingers Bakery stops by with sticky treats to talk about her new cookbook. Listen here.

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Happy Margarita Day: Sticky Finger’s Sweets Vegan Strawberry Margarita Cake Recipe, LA Weekly

By Jenn Garbee Wed., Feb. 22 2012 at 8:00 AM

Depending on your willpower perspective, it’s either the first day of Lent or national Margarita Day. Or who knows, it could be both if you make the vegan strawberry margarita cake — or sure, Happy Hour cupcakes — from the new baking book Sticky Finger’s Sweets: 100 Super-Secret Vegan Recipes by Doron Petersan, owner of Sticky Fingers Bakery & Café in Washington D.C.

March 1st, 7:00 pm Book Signing and Chat at 6th & I

Petersan will be at Sixth & I to discuss her new cookbook, Sticky Fingers’ Sweets! 100 Super-Secret Vegan Recipes, on Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 pm.  And yes, there will be samples.

Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 the day of the event, or receive 2 FREE tickets with the purchase of the book ($27.50) through Sixth & I.

Chef Chat; Baking up vegan delights

By Kristine M. Kierzek, Special to the Journal Sentinel Feb. 21, 2012

Driven by a love of animals, Doron Petersan went vegan more than a decade ago.
But memories of her favorite treats haunted her. But this vegan wasn’t about to let a lack of butter or eggs stop her.
“There was a real lack of decadent and tasty vegan baked goods at the time,” Petersan said. “I realized a lot of the things we were missing could be made vegan, so I started experimenting.”  Read more here:

This Valentine’s Day, Why Not Try Vegan Chocolate?

Photo: Melissa Nyman
Stylist and Decor: Jennifer Webb

I love Valentine’s day. Not for the reasons you might think. I mean,  I love a good gift as does anyone and I’m surely not one to pass up a glass of bubbly.

But my Valentine’s day lure is all about the chocolate. It’s seriously a chocolate holiday but instead of celebrating its presence, we eat it. And come on, it’s not like I need another excuse to enjoy more chocolate.  Read the rest of the article here:

Best of 2012

The readers have spoken! Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats is the Best Vegan Restaurant in the Washington City Paper’s ‘Best Of DC 2012 Reader’s Poll’. We were also voted as one of the top three in the ‘Best Cupcake’ category, and our amazing Cowvin Cookie was named ‘Best Vegan Cookie’ by the City Paper staff! Thanks to all who voted and made us ‘Best of’ for the 7th year in a row!

Sticky Fingers’ Sweets Releases a Cookbook A Vegan Whoopie Pie Recipe Daily Candy, Washington DC


When baking beauty Doron Petersan opened Sticky Fingers in 2002, she defied expectations by successfully combining the best of both worlds — desserts and veganism.

A decade later, we’re still running to the Columbia Heights shop for sticky buns and Cowvin cookies.

Read more here:

Raise The Brunch Bar With A DIY Treat From One Of D.C.’s Best Bakeries: Refinery29


Photo Credit: Melissa Nyman

“Sticky Fingers’ Sweets:  100 Super-Secret Vegan Recipes”,  by Doron Petersan

sconesslide Savoring a yummy morning treat with our coffee is a weekend ritual, but we just can’t imagine scarfing down French toast or doughnuts anytime soon. Ever since we OD’d on Valentine’s Day chocolate (and candy hearts, and cookies, and cupcakes), our bodies have been craving something totally pure and healthy, instead of our normal indulgences. But since we don’t think wholesome should have to equate to dry and cardboard-flavored, we consulted our friends at top-notch vegan bakery Sticky Fingers for a comforting seasonal breakfast option that would give us a natural high — not a sugar headache.  Read the rest here;

A vegan queen’s cupcakes take the crown The Washington Post

By , Published:

Doron Petersan, Washington’s punk-rock queen of vegan cupcakes, did not go happily into The Land Without Meat. It happened almost unintentionally. Petersan, owner of Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats in Columbia Heights, was in her early 20s, waiting tables in New York City as her aspirations of becoming an actor faded. There was more fun to be had in the chaos and camaraderie of restaurants, where she fell in love with food in a new way. But she still wasn’t sure what to do with her life.  Find out more here;

February 7

Face Time: Doron Petersan Express from The Washington Post

By Posted on February 09, 2012

You don’t have to be a vegan to appreciate the sticky buns, cakes, muffins and other treats Sticky Fingers owner Doron Petersan creates in her dairy-free Columbia Heights bakery (1370 Park Road NW; 202-299-9700). The champion of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” (she’s notched two wins in three appearances) shares 100 of her recipes in “Sticky Fingers’ Sweets” ($28, Avery). The busy baker (who, with her husband, recently adopted a son, 6-month old Ezra) took a coffee break with us.  Read more here;

Valentine’s Day: Places to go, things to eat. The Buzz,


By Sylvia Carignan and

If high-pressure holidays are your thing, know this: You have about 72 hours left to lock in your Valentine’s Day plans. If you’re still scrambling, let this post be your guide:

photo and recipe from Sticky Fingers here:

DC’s Best Cupcakes (for Valentine’s Day) + A GIVEAWAY

As you may have seen this week, we’ve gone a little bit Valentine’s Day crazy on BYT – but that’s ok. And since Valentine’s Day may as well be NATIONAL CUPCAKE DAY we decided early on, while planning our romantic coverage for this week, that we HAD TO DO A CUPCAKE STORY (and giveaway). Had to. So…(read more here!)

Sticky Fingers’ baker Doron Petersan shares perfect sweets to woo your honey Today Show

Brownie s’mores, cupcakes and more vegan desserts. Doron Petersan of Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats in Washington D.C. and “Cupcake Wars” contender is known for her shockingly delicious vegan desserts. Here, she shares three recipes from her book, “Sticky Fingers’ Sweets,” that are good enough to convert any nonbeliever.  Read the recipes, here;

Sticky Treats for Valentine’s Day on the TODAY Show

Vegan cookbook author Doron Peterson shows TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb how to make delicious cupcakes egg and dairy free. Click here to watch!

Meatless Monday: Sticky Fingers’ Doron Petersan Of Cupcake Wars Discusses Sweets:

By Ellen Kanner

“Anybody who says they don’t have a sweet tooth is a total liar,” says Doron Petersan, defending champ of Cupcake Wars and the head of Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats. A DC institution since 1999, Sticky Fingers is the bakery of your childhood fantasies, with eye-popping arrays of outrageous cupcakes, ooey-gooey brownies, whoopie pies, mile-high layer cakes swirled with buttercream, sticky cinnamon buns — and they’re all vegan.  Click here to read more!



“Looking Ahead with Sticky Fingers’ Doron Petersan”

By Hilary Pollack
Sticky Fingers’ prolific leader chats with VegNews about the bakery’s newest creations, Cupcake Wars, and penning her first-ever cookbook, here.

“Cupcakes will never go away” TBD

By Jenny Rogers January 23, 2012

People who hate cupcakes don’t mince words.

Cupcakes are “the cockroach of the culinary scene” (Chris Shott, Washington City Paper); they’re “eating-disorder food” and “disgusting and depraved” (Tom Scocca, Slate). The New York Times hinted that the cupcake was on a Krispy Kreme-like trajectory and due for a fall. Even some bakers derided the little guys as tedious, dull, and dry. And they make for bad television.

Well tough cookies, haters. The cupcake trend is no trend. Read the full article here

“Sticky Fingers Vegan Bakery Wins Cupcake Wars All-Stars” One Green Planet

VEGAN WIN! Doron Petersan and Head Baker, Jenny Webb of Washington D.C.’s Sticky Fingers Bakery became the first vegan bakers to win Food Network’s Cupcake Wars All-Stars. Read the full article here.

“Sticky Fingers’ Cupcake Wars Win Is Your Rum-Frosted Gain” Washington City Paper

Posted by Chris Shott on Jan. 16, 2012 Young & Hungry
D.C. cupcake makers just can’t seem to escape the national spotlight. Last night, Sticky Fingers bakery (City Paper readers’ pick for “D.C.’s Best Vegan Restaurant 2011″) won Food Network’s Cupcake Wars All-Stars. Read the full story here.

“Vegan Bakery Sticky Fingers Beats Out Traditional Sweets On Food Network’s ‘Cupcake Wars All-Stars’” Huffington Post

January 16th, 2012 WASHINGTON — Over the weekend, Columbia Heights vegan bakeshop Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats became the first of its kind to win Food Network’s competition program “Cupcake Wars All-Stars.” Read the full article here.

“Sticky Fingers Claims Cupcake Wars Title with Vegan Sweets”-Washignton Examiner

By: Katy Adams and Nikki Schwab | 01/16/12 5:06 PM
Examiner Staff Writer Follow Her @KatyAdams

Sticky Fingers founder and vegan baker extraordinaire Doron Petersan proved that her cupcakes are sweet treats to be reckoned with when she and her head baker at Sticky Fingers, Jenny Webb, beat out the competition on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars All-Stars on Sunday night.

Read more at the Washington Examiner;

Southern Living Magazine

You can find us in the January 2012 issue of Southern Living. Sticky Fingers is mentioned as a “top-notch bakery” and noted for a “vegan approach that doesn’t sacrifice richness.”

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