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Bacon Cupcakes

samsdad Apr 20, 2011 12:24 PM

Ok, I know this might sound crazy, but I was watching a food show where the topic was bacon - and all the crazy ways you could consume it.

One of the more interesting ones was "bacon cupcakes." In its most basic form, these appear to be regular cupcakes with frosting and a sprinkle of bacon bits on them. Anyone know of a place in Manhattan or Brooklyn that might sell these concoctions.


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    kathryn RE: samsdad Apr 20, 2011 12:45 PM

    Robicelli's has a bacon cupcake. Contact them to ask which retail stores carry that flavor and when.


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      peter j RE: samsdad Apr 20, 2011 12:54 PM

      I haven't tried this but check out The Driller, maple cake topped with crumbled bacon and milk-chocolate ganache, from Butch Bakery ("where butch meets buttercream" lol....)


      Butch Bakery
      , New York, NY 10001

      1. BklynBlaise RE: samsdad Apr 20, 2011 01:09 PM

        Butter Lane in the East Village makes an Elvis cupcake that's quite delicious. It's a banana cake base with peanut butter frosting and topped with maple (or brown sugar?) glazed bacon bits. Very tasty.

        Butter Lane
        123 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

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          chocokitty RE: samsdad Apr 20, 2011 01:15 PM

          I know they're out in Brooklyn only on the weekends at the Brooklyn Flea but Kumquat Cupcakery makes a good Maple Bacon cupcake.


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            foodiemom10583 RE: samsdad Apr 20, 2011 06:16 PM

            I read that the Cupcake Crew truck has "Graceland" cupcakes: Banana cake, peanut butter frosting, bacon garnish.


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              samsdad RE: samsdad Apr 25, 2011 01:35 PM

              Thanks everyone. Very helpful! I'll let you know how it all turns out.

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                samsdad RE: samsdad May 1, 2011 12:23 PM

                Went with Butch Bakery. Met David Arrick, the founder and owner, when I picked up the "Driller" cupcakes. He's a great guy and the cupcakes were delicious.

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                  peter j RE: samsdad May 1, 2011 04:10 PM

                  That's awesome. Glad you enjoyed it.

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                    Mangita RE: peter j May 1, 2011 06:10 PM

                    While this is neither a cupcake or in Manhattan, Traif in Williamsburg has fabulous bacon donuts (in addition to wonderful food generally). So once you have gotten your bacon cupcake fix wander over to Traif for the next step up - the bacon donut!

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                LloydG RE: samsdad May 2, 2011 12:40 PM

                Not a cupcake, but RUB serves bacon chocolate chip cookies. I bought them to a few Seders this year (the tongue-in-cheek kind, not the serious kind). They're good, but a whole cookie is a bit much.

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                  fooodie RE: samsdad May 2, 2011 05:41 PM

                  Cupcake Stop occasionally had French toast with bacon cupcakes. Not sure if they still make them since they've re-opened. They were pretty good with Maple frosting and bacon bits in the actual cupcake.

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                    Mangita RE: fooodie May 3, 2011 05:03 PM

                    In fact kumquat's bacon donuts taste like eating a pancake with maple syrup and bacon- a combination I like very much

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