meat cupcakes Meat cupcakes with mashed potato icing   mmm mmm?So – meat cupcakes are a thing now. They come courtesy of the Meatloaf Bakery in Chicago and, as you can see above, they come in a variety of flavors. Some of them don’t even look that gross!

But seriously, NPR tried these meat pastries. The one they tried was a cake made of everything you’d find on a burger, the frosting was cheesy mashed potatoes. Here are some of the things the people in its offices had to say:

  • “‘Meat Cupcake’ sounds like football slang. ‘I smashed him into a meat cupcake.'”
  • “You could make a really nice red velvet cupcake with beet puree.”
  • “That’d be a really good dessert for your kid’s surprise party, if you didn’t like your kid.”
  • “The verdict: really, really tasty. ‘Between two buns’ is still probably
    the best format for a cheeseburger, but this is a fun alternative.”

We are kind of dying to try these. The favorite we saw on the Meatloaf Bakery site was the El Loafo del Fuego, which is a “robust mix of ground pork with chorizo, green olives, hot peppers,
almonds, garlic and a touch of sherry. Topped with Garlic
Spuds and served with a sherry-mushroom sauce.”

So – has anybody tried a meat cupcake? What did you think?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."