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We bake memories that satisfy your Cravings.

About Us


Cravings Cupcakery is a veteran-owned bakery creating gourmet cakes and cupcakes for Northern Virginia. 

After more than 21 years of serving her country in the U.S. Air Force, owner, Carie Parker decided to serve cake.  Her passion for baking started in the 1970s, when she got an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas.  A self-taught baker, over the years she tested her recipes through birthday and baby shower cakes, catered events and even wedding cakes created for her Airmen and civilian co-workers.  With the encouragement of those who tasted her homemade creations, she established Cravings Cupcakery as a home-based bakery in 2012.

Our Dillingham Square storefront bakery opened on Sept. 12, 2017. 

Today, our from-scratch recipes are tried and true to what makes Cravings Cupcakery special.  Real ingredients, real desserts made with care--no mass production.  Just pure decadence that satisfies your Cravings.  We are based in Lake Ridge, Va., where we live and work to make sure we are connected to our community.  Our approach is simple--we treat our Cravers like family.

Cravings Cupcakery has been featured on Food Network's Cake Wars (Trolls episode) and is a member of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce.  We've earned our wings as a Sugar Angel, baking a difference for families impacted by the critical illness of a child, through the nonprofit organization, Icing Smiles.  
To support the families of military members we've donated our creations to Operation Homefront. Our end-of-day cupcakes are donated to three local homeless shelters. We have also donated to local churches and schools as well as Georgetown University.

 Our mission is to bake memories, that satisfy your Cravings.