RuPaul Drag Race Cupcakes

IMG_2774Another late night in Chelsea and there I was walking by Empire Cake again and noticed that the Downton Abbey Cupcakes that I posted about in January have been replaced by RuPaul cupcakes featuring, what I believe to be are the contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race (Neil is a fan, I love RuPaul, but have never gotten hooked on the show) IMG_2773The photo transfer onto food-ish items technique has always struck me as tacky, but I love how clever and tasteful the bakers at Empire have used this dubious technique and made it work to such great effect.

And here is a clever NYC cake.  Sorry I decapitated it, damn those margaritas (love the dropping slice of pizza).IMG_2775

 

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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