Posts tagged "cupcakes"

Brace Yourselves: Crumbs Cupcake Shops Have All Suddenly Closed

The formerly beloved cupcake chain Crumbs closed its doors yesterday, likely to never open again. The company’s 48 stores in 10 states are suddenly gone, and countless Crumbs employees lost their jobs overnight. The cupcakery, which has been around since 2003, had a loss of $18 million in the past year. Does this mean the…

Claire Hannum / July 8, 2014

Dream Or Nightmare: Mountain Dew Doritos Cupcakes

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Mountain Dew Doritos Cupcake, a hybrid of neon green soda, lemon cake mix, and nacho cheese chips. I think Claire put it best: “if ever a baked good captured the spirit of America, it is this one.” The perfect treat to bring to a 4th of July picnic! Check out the video

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 29, 2014

We Obviously All Need These Edible Cupcake Wrappers

I’m a weirdo who eats her cupcakes with a fork, but thanks to these new edible cupcake wrappers, I guess I don’t have to anymore! I can bite right into the side of the thing without having to worry about peeling the paper back without dropping half the cupcake onto the sidewalk (okay, wait, the…

Claire Hannum / June 28, 2014

Bear Crashes Birthday Party By Falling Through Family’s Skylight, Proceeds To Eat All The Cupcakes

A Juneau, Alaska, couple was prepping for their child’s birthday party at their home when they received a visit from a surprise party crasher — a 180-pound black bear who fell through the skylight. The couple ran out of the room, but the bear wasn’t about to show himself out before he got a chance…

Claire Hannum / June 26, 2014

11 Things We Need In Vending Machines More Than Cupcakes

What hath you wrought, cupcake craze? Manhattan has finally gotten its very own Sprinkles Cupcake ATM. Yes, an actual ATM that dispenses cupcakes. While I haven’t tried it yet, I did encounter a Benefit makeup vending machine at the Austin airport last weekend that totally rocked my world and prompted me to spend way more…

Claire Hannum / March 29, 2014

Behold, The Grossest Cupcake Ever!

You may think you’ve seen the grossest desserts out there (we’ve covered quite a few), but consider first this maggot-removal cupcake showcased by
In some ways, this cupcake is so much worse than those STD cupcakes or those creepily realistic baby heads made of white chocolate. Read more on Huffington Post…

Huffington Post Weird News / October 1, 2013

Celebrate The Onset Of Your Seasonal Affective Disorder With These Depressing Pastries

Winter is coming. Which means that seasonal affective disorder season is right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but the first thing I reach for when I’m depressed is a sugar fix. Miss Cakehead, the same company that brought you STD Cupcakes, wants to offer you a something sweet this SAD season. The…

Ami Angelowicz / September 5, 2013

Dream Or Nightmare: Cupcakes Made Entirely Of Frosting

These cupcakes, created by Stefani Pollack of Cupcake Project, actually contain no cake: they’re made entirely of frosting. Instead of chocolate cake, the base is made by piling chocolate frosting in a chocolate wrapper, and the whole thing is topped with more frosting. I’ve never been a big fan of frosting, so this photo i…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 6, 2013

Tales Of A Thoroughly Disappointing Cupcake(-Shaped Vibrator)

Ami was disappointed that a press release which seemed to offer her a free cupcake (!) to try was actually offering her a free cupcake-shaped vibrator to test.
I was disappointed in the choice of shape, which is not ergonomic and will look absolutely ridiculous pressed up against one’s ladybusiness. And for $48!
And Sophie…

Jessica Wakeman / May 1, 2013

In Defense Of Cupcakes

I did not enjoy the recent article in the Wall Street Journal saying that consumers have “gourmet-cupcake burnout” and that’s why cupcake stock and sales are down. “Demand is flat. And quite frankly, people can bake cupcakes,” said some stupid food industry big wig.

First of all, I have never baked a cupcake…

Ami Angelowicz / April 19, 2013

Weekend Project: I Think We All Deserve A Vodka Cupcake

As you can probably tell, it has been quite a stressful week here at Frisky HQ. Thanks to a hard drive fire (seriously, a fire!), our admin capabilities has been wavering between being totally broken and pretending to be fixed long enough to let us work for a few hours and then delete everything we…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 12, 2013

Check Out These Rad Thanksgiving Dinner Cupcakes!

You know Thursday is going to be a caloric shitshow. Why not pass on the tryptophan overdose and gun for a sugar rush instead? These Thanksgiving dinner cupcakes are all the fixin’s I need and with the appropriate amount of frosting, too. If you are a crazy person with lots of time on your hand…

Jessica Wakeman / November 21, 2012

Do Not Want: STD Cupcakes

A UK baker known as Miss Cakehead, famous for her anatomically correct treats and recently, the Human Meat Shop, has taken dessert to a macabre level with her limited edition line of STD cupcakes. The “treats” will be on sale for Halloween at the Eat Your Heart Out pop-up shop at London’s St. Batholomew’s Hospital…

Ami Angelowicz / October 11, 2012

Assorted Thoughts On The Cupcake ATM From A Sugar Addict

I want to take a moment to bow down to Candace Nelson, creator of Sprinkles cupcakes, judge on the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars,” and now, the inventor of the Cupcake ATM. Candace, you are a goddess. The ingenious idea allegedly came to her when she was pregnant and having “crazy cravings” in the middle of…

Ami Angelowicz / September 26, 2012

This Bratwurst Cupcake Is The Worst

You guys, this is a culinary creation called Cupcakewurst. What is Cupcakewurst, you ask? Well, it’s cupcake batter stuffed into a sausage casing, grilled, and served on a long doughnut with raspberry sauce “ketchup.” It’s definitely creative; it also definitely makes me want to barf. Would you be brave enough to take a bite? [Buzzfeed]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 21, 2012

Weekend Project: Highway To Heaven Cupcakes

The Sugar Cube is a food cart in Portland that serves the most ridiculous and amazing sweets you’ll ever eat. Case in point: the Highway To Heaven cupcake, a chocolate cupcake injected with salted caramel, topped with bittersweet ganache, drizzled in coffee syrup and more caramel, and finished off with Ruffles potato chips. It’s not…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 19, 2012

Kenzo Designers Treat The Crowd To … Cupcakes

If there’s one thing that’s generally true about the fashion industry, it’s that fashion and delicious buttery snacks usually (almost never) don’t go together. But not so in the case of design house Kenzo, who flew the bakers from Magnolia Cupcake Company over to Paris to craft special cupcakes for their show. As guests arrived,…

Julie Gerstein / March 6, 2012

Los Angeles Bakery To Open 24-Hour Cupcake ATM

Delicious news! If, per chance, you’ve been considering a move to the City of Angels, this should seal the deal: a cupcake bakery by the name of Sprinkles has clinched my wildest childhood hopes and dreams with a 24-hour cupcake ATM. “In the heart of Bevery Hills nestled between Sprinkles Cupcakes and the brand new…

Rachel Krause / March 1, 2012

Cupcake Orgy: 10 Springy Cupcake Recipes We Want To Eat Right Now

Don’t get us wrong, we love the rich chocolatey desserts of winter, but we’re right now we’re pretty excited about the lighter flavors of spring. Why not celebrate the upcoming season with one of these mouthwatering cupcake recipes, featuring fruity flavors and sunny colors? Bon appetit!

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 21, 2012

Vagina Cupcakes, Anyone?

Well, I know what I’m doing this weekend. Attempting to make a batch of Chaos Bakery’s anatomically correct vagina cupcakes. I never thought I’d know how to fashion labia out of fondant, but hey, you live and learn. It’s kind of like a science and baking lesson all rolled into one tasty vagicake with…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 29, 2011