Revenge of the Cupcake Class

It had to happen: Pittsburgh cupcakes have hit the big time, but in a way that only Pittsburghers could love.

A new MSN City Guide story about the Best Cupcakes in the Country includes the East End Chocolate Stout cupcake from Squirrel Hill-based Dozen Cupcakes as one of its eleven "most original (and delicious!) new cupcakes in America."

Steelers fans take heart; even the Cupcake Class bleeds black and gold. Beer in a cupcake. Only in Pittsburgh, I hope.

We now return to our regularly scheduled more-important-things-in-life than $3 cupcakes, already in progress.


3 Responses to "Revenge of the Cupcake Class"

Mme. Trois-Rivieres said... 1/14/2009 12:35 PM

This is wonderful news for cupcakes on the small scale, and Pittsburgh on the large scale. Not an unimportant topic at all, as your Post-Gazette feature suggests.

The Creative Class is boring and unhelpful in this real world we live in - I should know, I'm swimming in it here in Austin. The earnestness and energy of the Cupcake Class is alive and well in the places where people should, and increasingly do, want to live, and it's pretty swell to get continued recognition of that.

Jefferson Provost said... 1/14/2009 10:09 PM

Haven't you heard? Here on the left coast, yogurt is the new cupcakes. Expect pretentious and overpriced frozen yogurt shoppes in the burgh by, oh, 2013.

Emily said... 1/15/2009 3:14 PM

yeah for the Burgh and our alcoholic tendencies! Beer flavored cupcakes....nice.

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