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Get Your Jayson Werth Garden Gnome Cookies at Nats Park

by Chris Lingebach
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Jayson Werth garden gnome cookie. (Photo courtesy of Lara Stein/Fluffy Thoughts Cakes)

Jayson Werth garden gnome cookie. (Photo courtesy of Lara Stein/Fluffy Thoughts Cakes)

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – To commemorate the Nationals’ Jayson Werth garden gnome promotion, one Nationals Park vendor will be selling special Werth gnome cookies as the Nats host the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

You’ll want to be one of the first 25,000 fans to the park for a chance at a Werth gnome, but once you’re in, it will cost you $6.50 for a Werth gnome cookie.

These sugary gnome treats will be available at the two “Fluffy Thoughts Cakes” kiosk locations in the park (Sections 135 and 218), all thanks to the suggestive prowess of @JWerthsBeard.

Lara Stein, owner and operator of Fluffy Thoughts Cakes, normally features chocolate-bearded Werth cupcakes at her kiosks, but decided to put her artistry to the test when @JWerthsBeard offered up the gnome cookie thought.

“We thought it was a great idea and went with it,” Stein told me via email, adding she’s always trying to meet fan demand with new novelty items at the park.

“We’ve featured a Taft cupcake as well as a Screech [cupcake],” she said.

Jayson Werth chocolate-bearded cupcake. (Photo courtesy of Lara Stein/Fluffy Thoughts Cakes)

Jayson Werth chocolate-bearded cupcake. (Photo courtesy of Lara Stein/Fluffy Thoughts Cakes)

Teddy cupcake. (Photo courtesy of Lara Stein/Fluffy Thoughts Cakes)

Teddy cupcake. (Photo courtesy of Lara Stein/Fluffy Thoughts Cakes)

Fluffy Thoughts Cakes is a custom bakery that’s been in business in McLean for almost five years, now, Stein says, specializing in wedding cakes and custom sculpted cakes. Custom cookies and cupcakes are certainly an option too, of course.

The highly-decorated establishment has been featured in Martha Stewart magazine, and once had to bake a cake to look like a dog in under 8 hours for Food Network Challenge.

Offerings at the park include cupcakes in jumbo and mini sizes, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, Rice Krispies treats, sugar cookies, as well as gluten-free cupcakes.

Every ballpark item is baked fresh on game days at Fluffy Thoughts Cakes-McLean, and later delivered to Nationals Park.

Stein isn’t sure whether Werth himself has been made aware of the cookies, but she’s more than willing to mix up a gluten-free batch, if the beard’s owner so commands.

Jayson Werth garden gnome cookie. (Photo courtesy of Lara Stein/Fluffy Thoughts Cakes)

Jayson Werth garden gnome cookie. (Photo courtesy of Lara Stein/Fluffy Thoughts Cakes)

But of course, don’t forget about this — the whole reason for today’s celebration, now getting praise around the league.

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