11/14/2012 12:13:00 PM

10 Crazy Awesome Cupcakes From Around the U.S.

Bacon-chocolate cupcake, aka The Driller from NYC's Butch Bakery
Cupcakes - they're not going away. Despite a well-documented backlash from food bloggers, pastry chefs and, well, everyday citizens, cupcakes have actually gotten even more popular in the last few years, if you scope them out on Google Trends. Whether or not you think macarons, donuts or waffles will soon become "the next cupcake," the fact remains that nothing - and we mean nothing - will take the place of cupcakes in the hearts of dessert-loving Americans. But that does mean that bakers have had to go to some pretty interesting extremes to keep the public interested. In the slide show below, check out 10 of the wackiest cupcake flavor combos we could find from around the U.S. What'd we miss? Let us know in the comments.


  1. These are some mouthwatering cup cake ideas. I really want to try them.

  2. Check out the French toast and Maple bacon cupcakes from James and the Giant Cupcake out of Oakland, CA .