Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I Think I'm Losing My Appetite...

As you most likely know, I love cupcakes. Any type of cupcake will do. Pink frosting, vanilla cake, carrot cake, lemon frosting, sprinkles, chocolate cake, it doesn't matter, a cupcake is a CUPCAKE. And I will eat it as soon as possible. But I was troubled to find THIS article on "Manly cupcakes." I didn't know cupcakes had gender, I simply knew they were delicious. I'm very confused. And frankly, if men only eat "manly" cupcakes, they're missing out on a lot of delicious goodies...ahhhh the social institution of gender and how it is now invading our kitchens...BLEH!!!

2. Manly Cupcakes

I came across this via Neatorama. Apparently someone decided men couldn’t enjoy regular cupcakes because they’re too feminine, soButch Bakery was born. The Butch Bakery Man-Ifesto? “We’re Men. Men who like cupcakes. Not the frilly pink-frosted sprinkles-and-unicorns kind of cupcakes. We make manly cupcakes for manly men.”

Each cupcake is topped with a chocolate disk in such designs as Woodland Camo and Checkerboard and flavours include “The Driller”: maple cake with chocolate ganache and bacon bits. The flavour on the main page of their site is the “B-52.”

I’m not too keen on the bacon bits idea, but other than that I usually believe the more cupcakes, the better! What’s interesting is what it says about what’s unacceptable for men (eating pink desserts) and what’s considered manly (red meat and military motifs).

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