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Are You Sick Of The Cupcake Trend?

Living 2010/07/19 12:32:29
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The cupcake trend, widely attributed to "Sex and the City," flourished during the recession and is now bigger than ever -- even though "Sex and the City" has been off the air for SIX YEARS.

What the heck?

Employment in the restaurant and bar industry is starting to rev up again in New York City -- especially in the cupcake business, according to the Wall Street Journal's Metropolis blog.

“One segment of the industry that seems to be adding the most outlets is cupcake cafes.  This could be a fad, or not,” Barbara Byrne Denham, chief economist at real-estate services firm Eastern Consolidated, wrote in a report Thursday.

From New York-based national chains like CRUMBS Bake Shop to Sprinkles Cupcakes, a popular West Coast chain, to small start-ups, cupcakes are everywhere. If you are going to a wedding this summer, you will likely see a tower of cupcakes in lieu of a cake -- a trend that was hip a few years ago but now seems as cliche as a seven-tiered layer cake.

Our theory: Not only are cupcakes a cheap way of treating yourself, they're also very nostalgic for anyone who ever attended a birthday party as a kid. And in times like these, everyone is looking for a little comfort.

Are You Sick Of The Cupcake Trend?

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  • TheBandit 2010/07/19 20:27:57 (edited)
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    TheBandit
    +5
    since wen did food start becoming a trend?
    cupcakes are awesome ^.^
    cupcake wen food strt cupcakes awesome

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  • Juliet Alyssa 2011/11/23 22:43:21
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    Juliet Alyssa
    I love cupcakes!
  • sexy beast 2011/03/27 04:06:15
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    sexy beast
  • Bitterflames 2010/07/20 20:13:49
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    Bitterflames
    ^ There you go.
  • helenros 2010/07/20 12:42:14
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    helenros
    I could never get tired of cupcakes. No way I'm paying $5 for one, though.
  • Cri 2010/07/20 12:16:23
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    Cri
    +1
    I never realized that cupcakes were a trend..
    Probably because I'm to busy STUFFING MY FACE WITH THEM!
    :D

    cupcake realized cupcakes busy stuffing
  • hmgmcrmy 2010/07/20 11:51:15
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    hmgmcrmy
    I didn't know there was a cupcake trend. I've always loved my cupcakes! :D
    cupcake cupcake ive loved cupcakes
  • DarkKnight24 2010/07/20 11:42:25
    Yes, it's played out.
    DarkKnight24
    yeah cus i get cupcakes from my mums boyfriends mum and they always come with icing and starting to get annoying
  • Mark 2010/07/20 09:44:53
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    Mark
    With a cake business these days, you have to be prepared for either cakes or cupcakes, depending on the customer. There are some really nice stands, and cupcakes can be made just as elegantly as a wedding cake. It also makes it easier for the catering staff, or the family of the bride and/or groom, to pass out the cake, since they're already in individual portions. No need for that cake knife. I'd still prefer an actual wedding cake, myself, though. Having a stack of cupcakes, even with the fancy displays, just looks tacky to me at a wedding. Then again, if this is attributed to Sex and the City, then it's obviously all about being tacky.
  • bob 2010/07/20 08:40:04 (edited)
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    bob
    No i want one now... with a bit of added sweetner:

    cupcake sweetner

    But i don't get it, what's the difference between a cupcake and a muffin?
  • Mark bob 2010/07/20 09:40:39
    Mark
    Cupcakes have frosting. lol
  • bob Mark 2010/07/20 10:35:39
    bob
    So if i bake a muffin and put frosting on it, it then becomes a cupcake? lol
  • Mark bob 2010/07/20 10:41:35
    Mark
    +2
    Well, there's a bit more to it than that, but technically you could. lol Besides frosting, after all, cupcakes contain a lot more sugar than a muffin.
  • skunkboy 2010/07/20 06:57:54
  • Cindy 2010/07/20 06:26:04 (edited)
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    Cindy
    +2
    why should the food become a trend ? it's like saying " i don't want water because is so used "
  • doodad 2010/07/20 06:16:12
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    doodad
    cupcake trend? attributed to sex and the city?
  • HunterJ.Rouse 2010/07/20 05:28:51
    Yes, it's played out.
    HunterJ.Rouse
    Seeing all these cupcakes makes me hungry, I'd enjoy it if there were a cupcake in a five foot radius of me at all times.
  • angela 2010/07/20 04:09:02
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    angela
    +1
    cupcake

    my all time favorite things to eat everrr! i basically can live off cupcakes and cake... im happy its a trend!

    cupcake eat everrr basically live cupcakes cake happy
  • 5nowdog5 2010/07/20 04:02:41
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    5nowdog5
    +1
    THAT PICTURE made me want a cupcake, thanks a lot :D
  • prometheus 2010/07/20 03:58:09
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    prometheus
    +1
    Cupcake is a trend? rofl
    I enjoy eating cupcakes, not folliwing it by trend.
    Sex and the City2 is a major fail and everyone knows that.
  • Angelofdeath156 2010/07/20 03:49:28
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    Angelofdeath156
    +1
    Cupcakes are awesome!!! That and I never knew it was a trend hahah

    cupcake cupcakes awesome hahah cupcake cupcakes awesome hahah cupcake cupcakes awesome hahah
  • Jen ~ atheism & abortion 2010/07/20 03:42:23
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    Jen ~ atheism & abortion
    Cupcakes are great... baked goods are never a trend.
  • AsianGirl ^0^ 2010/07/20 03:28:34
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    AsianGirl ^0^
    It was a trend? Since when?
  • bob AsianGi... 2010/07/20 08:41:16
    bob
    Since it was invented i guess :P
  • diaverde08-AmericanKilljoy 2010/07/20 02:17:55
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    diaverde08-AmericanKilljoy
    +2
    I have not watched Sex and the city, so I'm having a difficult time finding a connection between that show and cupcakes.
  • No, I want a cupcake right now!
    J.R. ♫♪~♥A7XfoREVer♥~♪♫
    +3
    what the hell's a cupcake trend?
  • T *bones* 2010/07/20 02:06:53
    Yes, it's played out.
    T *bones*
    +1
    i like them if they are the originals... without the foofoo decor and stuff played originals foofoo decor played originals foofoo decor played originals foofoo decor
  • MaryBB 2010/07/20 01:58:23
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    MaryBB
    What Cupcake Trend?
  • smileyseven 2010/07/20 01:46:42
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    smileyseven
    +1
    i have loved cupcakes my entire life i even call my boyfriend my cupcake. has nothing to do with any trends at all i simply love them.
  • Gracie - Proud Conservative 2010/07/20 01:29:47
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    Gracie - Proud Conservative
    +1
    I like cupcakes. I make them occasionally for work because they are much easier to serve than a cake. I make them for my granddaughter's birthday at school for the same reason. Some schools won't let you bring home baked good to school but her's still does.

    I just got the coolest cupcake book and I'm going to make some great ones for her birthday this year!
  • Hales 2010/07/20 01:27:22
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    Hales
    What cupcake trend?! Cupcakes sound too good to be a trend!
  • ɟʇʇoɔs 2010/07/20 01:26:09
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    ɟʇʇoɔs
  • AngryGabby 2010/07/20 00:59:36
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    AngryGabby
    +2
    Who could be sick of cupcakes? Look at it, doesn't it make you HUNGRY?

    cupcake sick cupcakes hungry
  • iFatal 2010/07/20 00:52:32
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    iFatal
  • Lilia 2010/07/20 00:25:10
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    Lilia
    +1
    Cupcakes are great either way ^_^
    cupcake cupcakes
  • AmericanVirus 2010/07/20 00:21:29
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    AmericanVirus
  • No, I want a cupcake right now!
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    +2
    I don't know what Sex and the City has to do with cupcakes, but I've always loved them!

    cupcake sex city cupcakes ive loved
  • Scarr~Green with Envy 2010/07/19 23:13:01
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    Scarr~Green with Envy
    +1
    Cupcakes are my life.
  • carrotcat 2010/07/19 23:10:14
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    carrotcat
    I love cupcakes
  • Clarissa the Porcelain Liberal 2010/07/19 23:08:09
    No, I want a cupcake right now!
    Clarissa the Porcelain Liberal
    +2
    That sounds pretty tasty. I wasn't aware of a cupcake trend. I don't watch tv shows that glorify people behaving like wild animals. I'm surprised they never had an episode of one of the girls coming down with VD.
  • thє вluє wαndєrєr 2010/07/19 23:04:20

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