Cute Food

Credit-crunched consumers seek small indulgences to sweeten reality
Implications - The recession has contributed to the rise in cute products, like childish foods, as consumers gravitate to playful innovations and light-hearted comforts. Specialty cupcake shops are being flooded by customers looking for afternoon indulgences and even turning to them as substitutes for elaborate cakes.
SCORE: 5.2
Warm Top 6 Examples: 271,952 Total Clicks Feb 09 - Dec 09
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Cheeseburger Cupcakes - Make Your Favorite Dessert Into an Illusionary Dinner
SCORE: 6.4
V. Hot 96,059 Clicks Pub: Jul 7, 09
Cheeseburger Cupcakes
Make Your Favorite Dessert Into an Illusionary Dinner
KateDW just made my life a whole lot more yummy (and fattening). Her recent post to her Flickr account displays a step-by-step guide to making delicious little cupcakes that look like mini cheeseburgers.… [More]
Hungry Caterpillar Cupcakes - Canadian Baker Creates Custom Dessert Delights
SCORE: 5.2
Hot 46,394 Clicks Pub: Apr 11, 09
Hungry Caterpillar Cupcakes
Canadian Baker Creates Custom Dessert Delights
After a little detective work, I learned that these caterpillar cupcakes are the work of Vancouver, BC-based Lyndsay Sung of Coco Cake Cupcakes. Cowbag, aka Cakehead Loves Evil, spotted the great caterpillar… [More]
Flower Pot Cupcakes - The Perfect Dessert For Garden Parties or Mothers Day Bashes
SCORE: 5.3
Warm 36,106 Clicks Pub: Apr 24, 09
Flower Pot Cupcakes
The Perfect Dessert For Garden Parties or Mothers Day Bashes
Flowerpot cupcakes might just be my new favourite spring treat! Instead of baking with regular muffin-tins, Alicia Lynn used little flower pots to house her deliciously fluffy pastries instead. Her blog… [More]
Computer App Cupcakes - Uber-Geeky Baking Inspiration
SCORE: 4.9
Warm 51,073 Clicks Pub: Feb 15, 09
Computer App Cupcakes
Uber-Geeky Baking Inspiration
We have seen our fair share of cupcakes designed like geeky games, but this lot takes the biscuit. Crumbs, they really are uber-geeky. This is a collection of baking-related goodies dedicated to sites… [More]
Car Logo Cupcakes - Sweet Treats for Motor Lovers & People with a Major Sweet Tooth
SCORE: 4.2
Warm 23,534 Clicks Pub: Sep 5, 09
Car Logo Cupcakes
Sweet Treats for Motor Lovers & People with a Major Sweet Tooth
If you are the wife or girlfriend of a man who likes to attend car club meetings (if they even exist), then making these cupcakes is almost a must. Each cupcake is covered in a famous car logo and look… [More]
Anatomical Cupcakes - Moist Brain Treats for Sweet-Toothed Zombies
SCORE: 5.3
Warm 18,786 Clicks Pub: Aug 13, 09
Anatomical Cupcakes
Moist Brain Treats for Sweet-Toothed Zombies
Made to resemble human brains, these anatomical cupcakes would only look appetizing to zombies or carnivores. The treats are made with red velvet raspberry cake, French vanilla cream cheese frosting and,… [More]
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