Reminder: More Cupcakes opens in Chicago this Friday. They'll be offering up savory cupcakes like BLT & Bacon, Maple & Brown Sugar, Madras Curry, and BBQ Peach.
The cupcake/foodie world is abuzz about the new bacon cupcake from Chaos Theory Cakes (photo via Flickr) - and it's organic!
organic bacon peanut butter chocolate cupcake
from the Chicago Sun-Times:
Local bakers are taking the notion of melding sweet and savory to a new level in the battle to win the cupcake wars.
Think applewood smoked bacon, butterscotch and chocolate cake topped with a peanut butter frosting topped with a crispy sliver of the applewood bacon.
Or how about a fig, blue cheese and port cupcake?
The former is the creation of the month-old Chaos Theory Cakes in Lake View, while the latter will be among the offerings of the much-anticipated cupcake boutique More in the Gold Coast, opening Friday.
It shouldn't be a surprise that sweet-and-savory cupcakes are the new wave in the cupcake craze. Chocolatiers like Coco Rouge in Wicker Park dip in to the tellicherry pepper for a selection of its truffles while Vosges, in Lincoln Park and North Michigan Avenue, has been using ancho chili in a selection of its truffles.
Still, Patricia Rothman, owner of More at 1 E. Delaware, says her sweet-and-savory offerings -- something she came up with and others have copied since she announced her opening -- will put her in the pastry history books. Offering more than 50 varieties of cupcakes, with sweet offerings like Pink Grapefuit and Chocolate Mint, she's also kicking out things like a Peach Barbecue Cupcake, made with barbecue spices.