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PICTURES: Cupcake Wars Come to the Capitol


Staff assistant Leah Rabkin and press assistant Alana Juteau said they often bake for the office of Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., which made their apple pie-themed cupcakes easy to whip together.(Chris Heller)

Staffers and interns gathered in the Rayburn House Office Building on Thursday evening for the inaugural "Congressional Cupcake War," a competition organized by Washington bakery Sprinkles Cupcakes.

(RELATED: At Hill's First Cupcake Wars, Rep. Tim Johnson's Office Takes the Cake)


Seven teams came prepared with their finest baked goods, but only one could bring bragging rights back to the office on Friday. Luckily for Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Ill., legislative assistant Anna Vetter and staff assistant Alicia McAfee made the best cupcakes of the bunch.

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