In the right corner is Cupcake Sisters, in the left DC Cupcakes, and waiting in the wings is Cupcake Wars, Cake Boss and.... Oh, who cares? Ding, ding, ding!
Yeah. There are a lot of dessert shows going on right now. Heck, even NPR wrote an article about the current "cupcake bubble". Apparently cupcake cafes, bakeries, etc. etc. have gone insane, with a large increase in employment and new shops popping up everywhere. I blame TLC for the current cupcake insanity. I mean, seriously, have you seen how many cake shows they currently have on? Sunday I watched them play 5 episodes of Cake Boss in a row, and then proceed to repeat them.
Not that I'm dissing Cake Boss; who can resist an Italian guy that can make kickass cakes? ;)
My mom and I were talking about it, and joking around how we should create our own cupcake shop. Hmm... Considering the high demand of cupcakes now, and the considerable lack of many custom cupcake shops in Louisville, that might be a good idea. Sigh, if only we knew how to bake... x)
Speaking of learning how to bake, though, I found some really cute books on how to make cupcakes. If you would like to learn how to make cupcakes, or spiff up your current cupcake skillz, you should check it out. Even Martha Stewart got on the cupcake wagon. Martha Stewart's Cupcakes: 175 Inspired Ideas for Everyone's Favorite Treat