About four months ago, a “Create Your Own Cupcake” shop opened up in my college town. The place has been a hit ever since it opened, but I was surprised when I found out another cupcake shop was being built just a few blocks away. I mean, I love cupcakes just as much as the next person, but I’m starting to think that America has become obsessed with these mini treats.
Within recent years, “designer” cupcake shops have developed a cult following, thanks mostly to celebrities. The first name that comes to my mind is Sprinkles Cupcakes:
Food Network even has a television dedicated to America’s (new) favorite dessert, Cupcake Wars.
Cupcakes are also the hot new decorating scheme, a la this ceramic cupcake soap dispenser from Urban Outfitters:
And as if decorating your apartment with cupcakes wasn’t enough, you can also accessorize with them!
Cupcake & Heart Necklace, $1.50 from Forever 21
Sweet Treats Earrings, $2.80 from Forever 21
Am I obsessed with cupcakes? Not entirely, but I can see why people love them so much; they’re cute, fun to make and eat. However, I’m still not convinced they deserve so much hype.
Are you obsessed with all things cupcakes? Why do you think they’re so appealing?