With slogans like "Butch it up, Buttercup," and "These ain't your grandma's cupcakes," Butch Bakery and its founder, David Arrick, want the stereotypically dainty cupcake to beef up its pastry bag.
Six of the 12 cake flavors involve some sort of alcohol - whether it be brandy, whiskey, beer or Kahlua - and each Butch Bakery creation is topped with a camoflauge-, wood grain-, plaid- or other macho-patterned chocolate disc.
"Men like to eat," he said. "I'm not saying I'm not going to go for a cupcake with a peony on it."
But, if given the option, "a guy is going to go for the one that has camo or plaid on it."
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i hate gender stereotypes, but this is kinds funny. what's wrong with decorating cupcakes the way you want? you have to admit that cupcakes usually are decorated with bright colors, including pink, just like a lot of things are. what's the big deal? it's not that men can't eat regular cupcakes. what if it's for a boy's birthday, or for your husband for fun?
Who cares what the decoration is? It has CHOCOLATE on it. Make it an equal opportunity cupcake to me. Gimme!
so wait... WOMEN in here complain about a product aimed at the stereotypical male?
Woha, hypocracy much? You have whole product areas specifically designed for individual women. Jewlery, make up, clothes. Yes even food for the "woman of now" or the "women of the 21st century!" and you really complain about a product for the male stereotype....? Do you even think before you type or did you just plain assume that THIS is worse than golden-plated ice cream, diamond dusted nail polish and hair products that cost 200€ a can?
Oh no, the trolls are here...HIDE THE FUN!!!
Do you people not realize you're arguing about CUPCAKES??? Relax before you sprain something...
This is hilarious, all of the females are trying to either stick up for men and not being so stereotypical or bashing on us. All the guys are just like effin A, I love alcohol and meat! Yes girls we like that kind of sh*t, get over it. "Boys will be boys," true statement. Get used to it..
Oh, and for the record: I don't think a "houndstooth" pattern is all that manly..
Wow, people need to learn how to relax, it is food and fun, what more can anyone ask for?
YUM – Gunpowder cupcakes!
Wow... I was kind of excited and interested in these cupcakes... then I read the comments a lot of people made... and I was really disheartened...
... then I realized; y'all are damn crazy!
Getting in such a snit over someone being creative with pastries- seriously? You go ahead and argue- while your jaws are busy flappin' I'll be stuffing my face with cupcake-y goodness! Chocolate, beer and pretzel- I'll take a six-pack to go! :)
Hey Dan, easy there big fella, I don't think anyone is too serious about this story. I think it's kind of funny myself anyway, I don't think any self respecting man would not eat a cupcake because it didn't look macho enough. If someone out there is concerned about how their sexual identity is perceived based on the baked goods they might eat, well then Dan....there's a bit more to be concerned about, wouldn't you say?
My boyfriend has absolutely no problem eating regular cupcakes, but I can see the excitement on his face now when I tell him someone makes bacon flavored cupcakes. I mean why not why shouldn't we make something that is already great even better, I have to give 2 thumbs up to this innovative idea! :)
I'm a man's man! I need balls on my cupcake! I mean, errrrr......uh.
And....I would LOVE a cupcake with some sort of alcohol!
If a man is not going to eat a cupcake because he thinks it will shrink his balls, then he should just not eat cupcakes. This whole idea is ridiculous. It is pathetic to stereotype men as people who can only eat products slathered in meat and alcohol.
July 21, 2010 at 12:07 pm
Tracey I understand and agree with what you said but if cupcakes were made only in this fashion and then someone started making "girly" cupcakes I am sure women would be excited for them also.
We are really arguing over the manliness of cupcakes, and how it is gay to enjoy them...
And we wonder why the rest of the world thinks we're insane
MAN CAKE!!! MAN CAKE!!!!! MAN CAKE!!!
ooohhhh... sorry, to many cupcakes made of used car oil and moonshine. MACHO MAN CAKES.
They should call them MAN-CAKES :)
As a gay man, I think these are ridiculous. Give me a normal, delicious cupcake, not one with a horrible camo pattern on it or freakin' woodgrain. Ugh.
macho, macho cupcake...I've got to be...a macho cupcake....
Wow, Tracy is a moron
I don't care how it looks, as long as it's loaded with sugar and covered with thick icing.
Fact: Forums regarding articles about manly cupcakes are the perfect place for certain people to sound really opinionated, witty, and/or deep (Good job Tracy and Deven!!).
Now where can I get me some of these cupcakes that make your weiner bigger??
I'm not going to lie these look good but I don't understand how we put a gender on cupcakes. I know plenty of women who would love these "manly" cupcakes too and I like regular cupcakes just fine... I understand it's a marketing strategy but I have a hard time understanding other men who feel emasculated because of a dessert. Can you say insecure?
I think I will start a new business and call it Gaybucks, then I will sell rainbow colored cupcakes with fruity coffees. It will be a hit!
Designer cupcakes! Yeah, that's all we need.
If a guy is concerned that the cupcakes he eats reflects on his manhood and masculinity, I would suggest it's not the cupcakes that indicate a lack thereof, but rather his insecurities with respect thereto.
Shakesspear and cupcakes do not mix.
Completely agree. The guy obviously is insecure and possibly a sexist jackass
i want thirty cupcakes wrapped in bacon and flavored with gasoline, football, guns and explosions, with a side of car chases.....yeah manly stuff!!!!!!!
OMG! Aren't there more pressing issues in the world. Let people eat whatever the heck they want to. Good Grief! Reading these make me ashamed to be human.
Here comes the rainbow cupcakes and blue cupcakes with pockets.
This is rediculous to say the least. I can imagine someone suing because they do not offer a particular gendered cupcake.
I'm a woman and want to try one. You ladies just need to complain about everything. My hubby has no idea how lucky he is.
They never know!!!!! LOL!!! These comments are crazy!!!
A man doesn't want steak, beer and a camo cupcake. A man wants steak, beer and 3 or more camo cupcakes.
Yeah, I like a beer now and again, but how do the make the cupcake fizz?
All I can say is that if you want them to be called manly cupcakes, they better weigh 2 lbs each!
What is a CUPCAKE???
Men don't care what it looks like – they care what it tastes like.
You can give me a cupcake with a flamboyant and sparkling unicorn on it for all I care, as long as it tastes good I'm gonna eat it.
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