AP story on cupcakes

Joan Brunskill, "Cupcakes classic and exotic in latest crop," Azcentral.com

(I thought we were gonna make it into this article cause we have a fan at the AP, but still very happy to see all sorts of cupcakeries and cookbooks getting some coverage.)

NEW YORK (AP) - The cupcake is a classic, let's face it. An unsung favorite for eons, in recent years it has hit the culinary pop charts, even the art scene. The sugary little darlings have become big business, but they still retain their cozy place in our hearts.

These days not only do bakeries across the country sell cupcakes, you can go out to eat at a cupcake cafe and choose a ritzy cupcake from the dessert menu of an upscale restaurant. You can order cupcakes online from cupcake boutiques, there are plenty of cookbooks focusing only on cupcakes, and you can get married with cupcakes starring at the wedding feast.

Celebrity has spotlighted cupcakes from the Magnolia Bakery in New York City, munched in endless reruns of television's "Sex and the City," and cupcakes from Sprinkles in Beverly Hills, sent by Barbra Streisand as a gift to Oprah Winfrey.