Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Cupcakes: End of the trend?

Maybe just one baker's decision, or maybe the beginning of the decline of the cupcake, but Maxmillion on Chowhound reports that Leda's Bake Shop in Sherman Oaks is closing up Oct. 18 to become a catering-only operation, at least for a while. They were one of the best, but it's not too surprising that this fad could be coming off of its sugar high. Can it really be more than three years that we've been obsessing over cupcakes? I'm afraid I peaked really early when writing this post, My Take on the Cupcake , nearly sent me into a diabetic coma. And yet, new cupcakeries continue to open, like the one in South Pasadena I mentioned recently.

6 comments:

xie said...

the cupcake and frozen yogurt markets are saturated! just another trend.

miriamdema said...

i just walked by a space in old town pasadena advertising a new dot's cupcakes, maybe they are just moving though ;)

cybele said...

I've bought exactly one cupcake since this whole trend started. (It was a gluten free, nut free, dairy free one at Babycakes in NYC and it was darn good.) I just don't like cake that much.

Foodeater said...

Sad. Not only did they make vegan cupcakes, they also made vegan cookies, brownies and more. This valley girl will miss them.

WeezerMonkey said...

I am sad about this. Leda's is so great. The cupcakes are the cutest.

aissa galoso said...

so sad they're closing up. they'll be missed!