I think it's well-established by now that we all love Crave Cupcakes. Yes, there are other cupcakeries around town and we love them, too. But people go completely nutty for Crave in a way that would suggest Crave had hidden the secret to eternal life somewhere in the fondant atop its sweet frosting.
While we're still researching that possibility, one thing is certain: If you bring a box of these too-effing-adorable-for-words cupcakes to your holiday luncheon at the office, you will almost certainly bask in the eternal praise and adoration of your co-workers. And possibly even your boss. (Is he male? Make sure he gets one of the reindeer cupcakes. Men are suckers for reindeer.)
Also, as suggested by the old-timey photo on Crave's Web site, you can attempt to serve these cupcakes at home and pass them off as your own, but no one will believe you. Only, like, ten people in the entire existence of cupcakery can work with fondant this well -- and you're not one of them.
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The cupcakes come in three flavors for the holidays, all of which are limited-time-only things (one of the other reasons Crave drives people into a frenzy): Makers Mark, Eggnog and Gingerbread. The Gingerbread is my personal favorite, as it tastes exactly like a gingerbread cookie...but with delicious frosting that tastes better than the hard, tooth-crushing red hots people try to use on gingerbread men for eyes. (STOP THAT.)
These special holiday cupcakes are $60 for a case of 12 and orders need to be placed before 5 p.m. on the day prior to pick-up. They're available all the way up through December 24 and are even available in miniature, in case you want to make sure all the figures in your Nativity have cupcakes, too. I can't be the only one that does that.