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 on blush than normally ever would. From makeup to pizza to champagne, it seems like lately everything can be dispensed from a cutesy machine. But why can’t the things we actually need be sold that way? Keep reading »
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 EvilCakehead.com.
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…
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 Depressed Cake Shop, their latest pop-up venture featuring only grey baked goods thematically tied to mental illness, is serving dreary desserts (that hopefully still taste good) to residents all around the UK. They hope that the treats will raise awareness and money for those struggling with mental health issues. Funds from the stores will be donated to mental health charities or help fund therapy sessions for people in need.”[Baking] has long been thought to be therapeutic for depression sufferers”, said creative director of Miss Cakehead, Emma Thomas. I’ll eat to that. [Design Taxi]
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 is giving me a sugar headache, but I’d imagine for some people (ahem, Ami), this creation is a dream come true. Any other frosting fiends out there who are dying to try one of these? [Laughing Squid]
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 was disappointed that none of us realized this Shiri Zinn Cupcake vibe is a gag gift.
All around, a thoroughly disappointing cupcake(-shaped vibrator). [Bloom Enjoy Yourself]
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 (or anything) in my life, nor do I plan to. I do, however, enjoy having stuff baked for me. I will pay to have stuff baked for me. That’s why I go to a cupcake shop. So someone who owns an egg beater can make me a personal cake. It’s the same reason I pay for someone to make my morning latte. Because I don’t own a top-of-the-line espresso machine. Keep reading »
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 did. I knew this week’s project needed to be of the alcoholic variety, but when I found a recipe for vodka cupcakes (let me just say that again: VODKA! CUPCAKES!), I thought, “Damn, even better!” Let’s all whip up a batch of boozy baked goods and forget our troubles. At least until Monday. [The Baking Robot]
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 hands to construct miniature green beens and corn kernels, you can find the recipes on on Instructables. The rest of us will just try to make it until Thursday afternoon for the real tater-stravaganza. [Instructable]
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 Pathology Museum. Despite how revolting they look, Miss Cakehead claims that the STD cupcakes have been helping educate people about safe sex. “The STD cakes have really been quite powerful in teaching people something … We’ve had people say it’s the first time they have thought about the risks of getting a disease,” she said. She also makes cancer cookies, carbuncle bars and infected toenail treats.
Arrghhhh!! I’m sorry. I love cupcakes. I have so much respect for party chefs. I think I want to be one in my next life. (That, or a ballet dancer. )I love anatomy and pathology. And science! I love education about safe sex. But these things do not go together. I do not want to eat genital warts. I don’t care if they’re made of fondant. Also, what do STDs have to do with Halloween? Please explain. [Metro UK]
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 the night and had to get up and make herself a cupcake.
I am not and have never been pregnant, but I am a sugar worshipper. OK, sugar addict with a cookie dough/chocolate/frozen yogurt/frosting fetish.”Crazy cravings” are something I’ve been experiencing my entire life. Yes, I was that 10-year-old who snuck into the fridge in the middle of the night and ate all the frosting off my brother’s leftover birthday cake. I’m not proud of this, but it’s the truth. Luckily, I’ve learned not to indulge in this level of sugar binging as an adult, but the crazy sugar cravings still happen to me and the worst is when I’m having one and nothing is open. Keep reading »