I have written often on the silliness of the whole cupcake craze that has swept America in recent years. My earliest cupcake-bashing post goes back to 2009. Finally, folks are declaring that the cupcake craze was indeed a bubble and it was indeed ludicrous. Yahoo writes, “More Evidence That the Gourmet Cupcake Bubble Has Popped.” Forbes [...]
Conan tweets on cupcakes. See my cupcake archive.
Sprinkles, a chain that sells gourmet cupcakes for the perpetually adolescent crowd, is coming out with the 24-hour diabetes cupcake vending machine. I wonder if the company will soon be a sponsor of the ADA? The gentleman in the video below, a boom-bubble cupcake entrepreneur, calls the cupcake a vehicle for instant gratification. No kidding! Look [...]
What a wonderful Groupon-type thingy for the adolescent Mickey D’s adherents who can’t give up their child food – even when they have their cupcakes. Introducing the hamburger cupcake (macaron?). This is the sort of thing I used to make with Play-Doh as a kid. But now, in the age of never growing up, it’s [...]
Here is an article in the Washington Post, believe it or not, describing America’s infatuation with the cupcake: “The Psychology of Cupcakes.” “Cupcake culture has been iconic in the U.S. for 100 years,” says Steve Abrams, co-owner of New York’s Magnolia Bakery. American recipes for cake baked in small cups and the term “cup cake” [...]
You can’t make this stuff up. Be very prepared…. From an article in USA Today: I was thinking about the Super Bowl. What goes with the Super Bowl but chicken wings? And I said, ‘Oh, a chicken wing cupcake, Rachel?’ And I tried five or six recipes and the last recipe when I was ready to [...]
This is a delightful and hilarious rundown of some irritating food trends from Chris Schott. Number 2 gets a huge nod from me. 2. Cupcakes Need I even explain this one? Dainty shops specializing in the miniature frosted desserts now seem more common than the corner Chinese-chicken-pizza-subs carry-outs that have dominated D.C. for decades. In [...]
Folks may know how I like to pick on the cupcake craze because I see it as just one of many boom-bust absurdities that were born during the years of excess spawned by government monetary policy that encouraged and triggered credit addiction and high time preferences. During the boom years, we saw the rise of [...]
More childish cupcakeism. I think the pastor samples a lot of his own baked goods.
My roving reporter on all things infantile, Skip Oliva, turned up another good one – the SweetHaus. There are whimsical touches throughout the store with jars of brightly colored candies, old doors and windows converted to banquettes and display cases, a candy mural, and my favorite chandelier of all time. So I was in love [...]