photo by Flickr user Happiness in a Bite
We encourage you all to go out and vote! (We'll be updating this post so if your bakery is doing something for the election, email us at cupcakestakethecake at yahoo.com with detail and, ideally, photos)
Here are some election cupcakes we've seen:
The owners of Georgetown Cupcake were on The Martha Stewart Show today making these election cupcakes (via metrocurean); get the recipe here.
photo via Theatre North Carolina
Bakeries offering Election Cupcakes/Specials
Crumbs is offering these McCain and Obama cupcakes:
The Cupcakery in Las Vegas and Frisco, Texas is giving out a free cupcake if you bring your "I Voted" sticker in:
Flying Monkey in Philadelphia has candidate cupcakes for $2.25 each.
Free red velvet cupcake with white frosting and blue sprinkles at Watts Grocery in Durham, North Carolina.
Stop in at Dozen Bake Shop in Lawrenceville with your voting receipt and you'll get a free mini cupcake. While supplies last.
Jennifer Shea of Seattle's Trophy Cupcakes tells us that they've had over 1,000 pre-orders for their Obama cupcakes, which are available for walk-in purchase today (vanilla/vanilla and chocolate/vanilla). She said they had had McCain cupcakes available for special order, but since they only received a few calls and no orders, they are no longer available.
Also in Seattle, Cupcake Royale is, like in 2004, giving away free cupcakes to voters - and see the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for more free stuff you get for voting in Seattle!):
All three Seattle locations of the popular cupcake shop will be giving out one free babycake to each customer who voted and a free "I'm pro-cupcake and I voted" sticker to anyone who buys 12 cupcakes Tuesday as part of their "Vote, Babycake, Vote" promotion. "We're also going to have homemade little toppers with Obama's head," a Madrona employee told me on the phone. "There's a couple McCain heads, too, to be fair." Red and blue sprinkles will also abound.
Locations: 2052 NW Market St; 1101 34th Ave; 4556 California Ave SW.
As reported earlier, Retro Bakery Las Vegas is giving away a cupcake if you bring in your I Voted sticker.
In the Washington, DC area, Cake Love and Love Cafe, located at 15th and U St, are offering $1 off cupcakes with your “I Voted” sticker. (via Prince of Petworth)
SusieCakes LA is selling these McCain and Obama cupcakes:
Free frosting shot with your "I Voted" sticker or button at BabyCakes NYC
The Shoppe Denver is giving away a free mini cupcake if you bring in your "I Voted" sticker.