There Ain’t No Party Like A Bug Cupcake Party

In what seems like a good way to help kill an overstayed food trend, an insect cupcake party was recently held. The bug-fest was to help celebrate the release of The Insect Cookbook in The Netherlands. The cookbook is infested with recipes, where bugs are the main source of protein — or gross-out factor, depending on what camp you’re in.

And not to be outdone by its miniature versions, the party also boasted an attempt at the world’s largest grasshopper cake. Yes, with actual grasshoppers included.

[via Buzzfeed]

Jawa Cupcakes

Brought to us by justJENN are Jawa Cupcakes. The sweet little droid-peddlers were made by Jenn, using a simple recipe and Star Wars Cookie Cutters from Williams Sonoma. And they’re vegan — uttini!


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A 24-Hour Cupcake ATM Exists

Just when we thought that the cupcake craze was out, something like the 24-hour Cupcake ATM comes along and pulls us back in.

Brought to us by Sprinkles – who some credit/blame for starting this imperishable food trend in the first place — the Cupcake ATM has been installed in front of their Beverly Hills location. Converted and painted pink, the former cash machine dispenses cupcakes and several other items from the store, 24/7. But what, no drive-up? This is LA.

The official word from Sprinkles:

This automatic cupcake machine dispenses freshly baked cupcakes, cupcake mixes, apparel and even cupcakes for Fido! In the heart of Beverly Hills nestled between Sprinkles Cupcakes and the brand new Sprinkles Ice Cream, 24 Hour Sprinkles will be continuously restocked day and night with a variety of freshly baked cupcake flavors.

UPDATE: Gothamist is reporting that Cupcake ATMs will soon be available in New York City.

UPDATE II: Now with video evidence.

[via LAist, and special thanks to Jake for the tip]

Fortune Cupcakes

If you still look forward to an inane message at the end of your meal, but don’t need the superfluous lottery numbers or language lessons, Fortune Cupcakes are here to help. With vague one-liners on the inside of your cupcake holder, you can get your end-of-meal encouragement — without all of the MSG. Hopefully there’s a message that reads “The cupcake craze will die soon.”

And if you’re into a little more advanced cupcakes, you can always go robotic.

[via GeekAlerts]