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Dude … cupcakes February 14, 2010

Filed under: yummy stuff — dinadingo @ 4:44 am

With all the frou-frou cupcake places popping up all over the place – it’s about time we have some options for the guys in our life.

NYC newcomer Butch Bakery is selling alcohol-infused manly cupcakes that replace fluffy frosting and sprinkles with camo, houndstooth, woodgrain and plaid decorative toppers.

Owner David Arrick decided it was time to take matters into his own hands when he read a magazine article mentioned that cupcakes were a combination of everything “pink, sweet, cute, and magical”, he felt it was his place to butch things up.

They’ve gone to great lengths to play out the dude theme with very inventive flavors and cutesy – or shall i say manly – names to match. Here are some of the more interesting combos

  • Rum and Coke – Rum soaked madagascar vanilla cake with cola bavarian cream filling
  • Driller – Maple cake with milk chocolate ganache and bacon bits
  • Campout – Graham Cracker cake with a filling of marshmallow and chocolate ganache
  • Beer Run– Chocolate and beer-infused cake with a beer buttercream topped with crushed pretzels (sounds disgusting – right?)

Obviously I’m very very curious about these and will be ordering some for my man.

Currently the cupcakes are all made out of a commercial kitchen in NYC so they only deliver locally. I’ll test it out and let you know if it’s worth following them to know when they start shipping!


Now on MightyNest ~ Eco-Challenged Mom’s Wish List for Beginners February 1, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — dinadingo @ 4:58 am

As a green/non-toxic newbie, I know it can be totally overwhelming to find and buy “safe and responsible” products. During my time blogging as the Eco-challenged Mom over on MightyNest’s BabySteps blog, I have the chance to try out a ton of new products and in the process found more than a few winners. Check out my new post on MightyNest which lists my 5 fave products for beginners. Some of this stuff is so cute that it was easy to ditch the old stuff and bring in the new!