the pursuit of cute

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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!


Olive & Cocoa – a fantastic combo January 31, 2010

olivecocoa Yesterday, I opened my mail to a rare¬† treat…a catalog I’ve never heard of before – Olive & Cocoa.


Olive and Cocoa  has the three Ps (presentation, product and packaging) in spades!

The collection has everything from modern Martha-worthy floral arrangements to multi-colored Aussie Licorice Box and soft and snuggly baby blankets.

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I was shocked to find gifts in all price ranges because everything, including the gift packaging, looks top notch. Cannot wait to give this one a try. Will report back.

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