Monday, November 24, 2008

Welcome, Cupcake Seekers

Some of you found your way to this blog by entering the search words CUPCAKE ROYALE, CUPCAKES IN ASIA, CUPCAKES WITH A STAR ON TOP, and yes, even PENIS CUPCAKES.

If you have read this far, you are still hopeful that this is just a long, and slightly off-topic lead up to a detailed history of cupcakes and the many adorable and/or lewd ways to decorate them. Sorry.

Back in August I wrote a little story called The Audacity of Cupcakes in which I posited that the growing cupcake trend was tangible evidence of a burgeoning hope in the face of very dark times.

The recent, and significant, uptick in cupcake searches landing people at my site tells me I was on to something. It started a few days before the election as anticipation of a great change began to build. Following the election, the cupcake fancy became a frenzy. My cupcake traffic went through the roof. It was coming from towns big and small, from nations rich and poor, places where I didn’t think people even had computers, much less an interest in tiny cakes. People everywhere seem to be yearning for every tasty cupcake morsel they can scrounge up on the internet. Or, should I say, every delicious ounce of hope?

The only item on my site that has drawn anywhere near as much interest in recent days is a fluffy little piece about my devotion, I mean, admiration for Tina Fey (Tina Fey, Will You Be My New BFF), buzz about Tina Fey having spiked due to her Palin impressions, "30 Rock," and general awesomeness.

So I had a thought. What if I were to combine the two things that people around the world are hottest for right now? Cupcakes and Tina Fey.

Sadly, a quick internet search revealed I was not the first to hit upon this winning formula (though we had slightly different reasons for conjuring up these stalker cakes). So, with thanks to Sarah Disgrace, here they are Tina Fey cupcakes. I’d make my own, but why reinvent the wheel? Plus, I’m quite sure I could not do any better.

To the person who stumbled across my site searching for Tina Fey tits, maybe these will be some consolation.

Addendum: Watching last week's "30 Rock" episode on DVR this weekend, I was shocked when there was not one, but two cupcake references in the show. Seriously, I am way tapped into the universal subconscious. But how to make it pay off?

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