Pittsblog Rings In Year Five: A Cupcake Future for the Burgh

Tomorrow marks the beginning of Pittsblog's fifth year, and as Pittsburghers have always said, "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose."

But there is hope. 2007 was Pittsburgh's Year of the Cupcake. It was about this time a year ago that Dozen Cupcakes and Coco's both opened their doors. With help and encouragement from an assortment of winking and nodding up-to-no-goodniks, I christened their proprietors and customers "the Cupcake Class," the tier of Pittsburghers who, through their wealth and fashion and food sensibilities, supposedly hold the keys to the city's future prosperity. Search this blog's archives for "cupcake" for the proverbial taste of the argument. Steel? Bah. As the cupcake goes, so goes Pittsburgh. Ha.

In the cupcake world as elsewhere, what goes around comes around. One year on, word comes that local cupcake business is booming. Dozen is expanding to Lawrenceville, and CoCo's is on the cusp of opening an Oakland location. Is life imitating art? Is the Cupcake Class a real phenomenon after all?

Time will tell. Happy New Year!

(H/T to Chris at Rusty Bridge)

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