The cupcake is dead. Well, that's what everyone seems to be saying ever since one of the leading purveyors of the frosting-topped confection, Crumbs, announced they were closing their doors on Monday. The craze began in 2010 and experienced a huge surge in popularity, with cupcake shops and trucks popping up on every block. They found a place on restaurant dessert menus everywhere and sat pretty at the forefront of bakeries, even replacing wedding cakes and inspiring fashion blogs.
Alas, four years later, it seems macarons and gourmet donuts are the new sweet treat in town and cupcakes are on their way out. But if you are an avid cupcake connoisseur and aren't quite ready to say farewell, you don't have to. Here are 11 ways to celebrate the cupcake forever.
Sequin Cupcake Sweatshirt
In lieu of sports teams and rap lyrics, you can represent what you really believe in on your shirt: Cupcakes.
‘Natalie’ Sequin Cupcake Sweatshirt, $189.98, nordstrom.com
Juicy Couture Juicy Party Cupcake Charm
A Juicy Couture cupcake keychain? It doesn’t get more vintage than that.
Juicy Couture Juicy Party Cupcake Charm, $52.99, zappos.com
Pledge your allegiance to the cupcake with a pair of cupcake-toed socks.
Navy Cupcake Toe, $3, DorothyPerkins.com
Neff Fuzzy Cupcake Beanie
You can literally be a cupcake head with this cherry-topped beanie.
Neff Fuzzy Cupcake Beanie, $22.30, zappos.com
Blue Q Sweet Cupcake Shopper Bag
You may not be stuffing it with cupcakes, but at least you can pretend like you are.
Blue Q Sweet Cupcake Shopper Bag, $13.34, asos.com
Cupcake Nail Decals
Cupcake Nail Decals, $2.30, etsy.com
Cupcake Dog Dress
Have a dog? Extend your obsession to your four-legged friend.
Cupcake Swirl Dog Dress, $18, etsy.com
TokyoMilk Cupcake Fragrance
Who wouldn’t want to smell like freshly-baked cupcakes all of the time?
Sugar Sugar No. 52 Eau de Parfum, $30, neimanmarcus.com
DYLAN'S CANDY BAR CUPCAKE PILLOW
Cuddle with your cupcake without all the crumbs.
Dylan’s Candy Bar Cupcake Pillow, $24, dylanscandybar.com
Converse Cupcake Sneaker
You can always count on Converse to turn your addiction into something cute and stylish.
Converse Cupcake Sneaker, $54.99, journeys.com
Cupcake Boyfriend Pajamas
Have the sweetest dreams with these cupcake-printed PJs.
Cupcake Boyfriend Pajamas, $59.99, pajamagram.com