Gourmet Cupcake Market Crashing
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Gourmet Cupcake Market Crashing
Posted by reb13 on 5/5 at 9:44 pm
WSJ Link

Not sure if the link is premium content or not but the heading says it all. Who else had their moms, wives, and sisters telling them they were going to open up one of these things??

Also what do you all think the next fad bubble is? I am going with clothing lines for males 18-24. (Vineyard vines, etc)



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Posted by jso0003 on 5/5 at 9:46 pm to reb13
Froyo places and trendy upscale burger joints...


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Posted by TigerDeBaiter on 5/5 at 11:23 pm to reb13
Yeah, nooooobody saw this coming.

Sushi can't be too far behind, as well as the self serve frozen yogurt places.



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Posted by LSURussian on 5/5 at 11:49 pm to reb13
Those Two Broke Girls are gonna get broker....


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Posted by Ric Flair on 5/5 at 11:54 pm to reb13
Interesting article. The only cupcake places I've know about (mainly from my wife) was Magnolia bakery in NYC and Sprinkles in LA. Magnolia actually has a decent banana pudding.

For some reason it makes me laugh that a gourmet cupcake franchiser is listed on the Nasdaq.

As far as the next culinary bubble, I agree with the frozen yogurt and gourmet burger suggestions. Growing up in the 80's, I'm feeling some serious déjà Vu with all of the yogurt joints.



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Posted by Yat27 on 5/6 at 12:17 am to Ric Flair
My wife can make cupcakes as good as those bakeries. On the other hand, I've had some gourmet burgers that were much better than anything I've ever made.


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Posted by GenesChin on 5/6 at 1:06 am to Yat27
I think gourmet burgers are here to stay, I just think they are going to over saturate the market with hipster run joints


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Posted by ThaBigFella on 5/6 at 1:06 am to Yat27
i dont need $5 cupcakes to be happy, the 12 for $4 at publix does just fine


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Posted by C on 5/6 at 6:26 am to ThaBigFella
The woodlands Texas spots aren't seeing the downturn yet. But we probably have an above average population of stay at home moms looking to impress...


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Posted by reb13 on 5/6 at 6:50 am to ThaBigFella
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i dont need $5 cupcakes to be happy, the 12 for $4 at publix does just fine


Agreed, except one time I was really impressed by the cupcakes at Gigis in Memphis. They were freaking delicious. Every other time I have had "gourmet" cupcakes they were meh at best and almost impossible to actually eat because they had so much frosting on them.



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Posted by wegotdatwood on 5/6 at 7:47 am to reb13
It's going alright in NWA right now. Bliss cupcakes opened their second store and that land it's built on isn't cheap.


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Posted by barry on 5/6 at 1:51 pm to wegotdatwood
I was talking a year ago that i wish i could find a way to short the cupcake business, I didn't know their was a publicly traded one. I could have retired by now.


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Posted by townhallsavoy on 5/6 at 1:53 pm to reb13
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Agreed, except one time I was really impressed by the cupcakes at Gigis in Memphis. They were freaking delicious. Every other time I have had "gourmet" cupcakes they were meh at best and almost impossible to actually eat because they had so much frosting on them.


I liked Gigi's even though I felt like shite after eating one. But one time I went and asked them how long they would keep (it was summer). The guy told me their recipe for the frosting is 75% butter and 25% sugar and flavoring. After that, I vowed to never eat one again. Too much junk.

As for FroYo collapsing, I don't think it's any time soon. They're marketed so well as being a "healthy" snack that people don't hesitate to get some.



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Posted by LaBR4 on 5/6 at 3:10 pm to ThaBigFella
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i dont need $5 cupcakes to be happy, the 12 for $4 at publix does just fine



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Posted by greenwave on 5/6 at 4:28 pm to LaBR4
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Every other time I have had "gourmet" cupcakes they were meh at best and almost impossible to actually eat because they had so much frosting on them.


Same. I actually think they are quite gross.



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Posted by DaBeerz on 5/6 at 6:51 pm to greenwave
Georgetown cupcakes that's think started the craze from tv show is amazing


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Posted by Broseph Barksdale on 5/6 at 6:56 pm to DaBeerz
GC blows. Baked and Wired right down the street is half the price and one of the best bakeries in town.

Agree with OP that froyo is next.



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Posted by kingbob on 5/6 at 7:14 pm to reb13
hopefully not Kolaches in the LSU campus area because Kolache Cafe is great


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