Sell Us on Cupcakes and We'll Give You This Ridiculously Cute Shirt

Photo: Melissa Hom

As you probably know by now, we don’t much like cupcakes. Correction: We like ’em just fine (sugar, flour, and eggs, what’s there not to like?), but we don’t get why so many otherwise intelligent folks would glorify such a pedestrian foodstuff, obsessing over its every possible permutation. It’s not like they’re hamburgers! We realize this might be a problem — a food blog that isn’t "coo coo" for cupcakes is like a fashion blog that doesn’t worship Marc Jacobs (to use the Bleecker Street analogy). So we’re asking you, dear readers, to turn our frown upside-down. The person who e-mails us or comments with the most convincing argument — the sort of argument that makes us bring in a box to the office and send out an e-mail saying “Cupcakes!!!!!” — will win the Magnolia Bakery T-shirt you see here (size large, $22 value). Just don’t send us photos of your Halloween cupcakes. We’ll announce the winner at the end of the day tomorrow.

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