10 Crazy Cupcakes for National Cupcake Day

Happy National Cupcake Day!

Today is National Cupcake Day, (yes, it’s a real holiday, though shouldn’t every day be cupcake day?) so to celebrate, I wanted to share some of the hundreds of cupcakes I’ve witnessed, eaten and ogled over the years. In the ten years since I started Cupcakes Take the Cake, cupcakes have grown from a homespun treat to a big business to works of modern art. They are everywhere, and there are endless variations in flavor, style and presentation. I’ve eaten cupcakes in 4 countries and over half of the United States (my goal is to eat one in every state!). I’ve seen cupcake eating contests, cupcake cakes, gotten a cupcake out of a cupcake ATM, tried cupcake “burgers” and kebabs, and even witnessed someone put Sriracha on a cupcake, and like it! Here are some of my favorites…


Space Needle cupcake (by a CupcakeCamp Seattle contestant)


Glee cupcake by Cupcake at Mall of America


Crocs cupcake made by Georgetown Cupcake

crocscupcake Grasshopper cupcake (I actually ate this as part of judging a cupcake contest!)

grasshopercupcakeDonut cupcake by GI Cakes

donutcupcake Edible jewel cupcake by Magnolia Bakery

ediblejewel Chicken and waffle cupcake at CupcakeCamp DC


Popcorn cupcake (part of judging another cupcake contest!)


American flag cupcakes by Baked by Melissa


Aloha cupcake by Angel Cakes Hawaii

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