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reb13
Ole Miss Fan
Oxford, MS
Member since May 2010
10277 posts

Gourmet Cupcake Market Crashing

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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)


jso0003
Auburn Fan
Birmingham/Atlanta
Member since Jun 2009
5168 posts

re: Gourmet Cupcake Market Crashing
Froyo places and trendy upscale burger joints...


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TigerDeBaiter
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2010
3263 posts

re: Gourmet Cupcake Market Crashing
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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LSURussian
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Member since Feb 2005
85179 posts

re: Gourmet Cupcake Market Crashing
Those Two Broke Girls are gonna get broker....


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Ric Flair
LSU Fan
Charlotte
Member since Oct 2005
7722 posts

re: Gourmet Cupcake Market Crashing
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.


Yat27
New Orleans Saints Fan
Austin
Member since Nov 2010
4414 posts

re: Gourmet Cupcake Market Crashing
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.


GenesChin
Virginia Fan
The Promise Land
Member since Feb 2012
16894 posts

re: Gourmet Cupcake Market Crashing
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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ThaBigFella
LSU Fan
baton rouge
Member since Apr 2006
2043 posts

re: Gourmet Cupcake Market Crashing
i dont need $5 cupcakes to be happy, the 12 for $4 at publix does just fine


C
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The Woodlands, TX
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Gourmet Cupcake Market Crashing
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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reb13
Ole Miss Fan
Oxford, MS
Member since May 2010
10277 posts

re: Gourmet Cupcake Market Crashing
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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.


wegotdatwood
Member since Aug 2009
17094 posts

re: Gourmet Cupcake Market Crashing
It's going alright in NWA right now. Bliss cupcakes opened their second store and that land it's built on isn't cheap.


barry
Cincinnati Fan
Location, Location, Location
Member since Aug 2006
40590 posts

re: Gourmet Cupcake Market Crashing
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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townhallsavoy
Auburn Fan
Member since Oct 2007
3045 posts

re: Gourmet Cupcake Market Crashing
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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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LaBR4
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2005
19114 posts

re: Gourmet Cupcake Market Crashing
quote:

i dont need $5 cupcakes to be happy, the 12 for $4 at publix does just fine


greenwave
Alabama Fan
Huntsville, AL
Member since Oct 2011
1765 posts

re: Gourmet Cupcake Market Crashing
quote:

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.


DaBeerz
LSU Fan
Billsburg, VA
Member since Sep 2004
10574 posts
Online

re: Gourmet Cupcake Market Crashing
Georgetown cupcakes that's think started the craze from tv show is amazing


Broseph Barksdale
George Washington Fan
Member since Sep 2010
6130 posts

re: Gourmet Cupcake Market Crashing
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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kingbob
LSU Fan
Sorrento, LA
Member since Nov 2010
23862 posts

re: Gourmet Cupcake Market Crashing
hopefully not Kolaches in the LSU campus area because Kolache Cafe is great


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