I know you were concerned about returning to the topic of cured meats. I was, anyway.
For today, we are featuring BACON, which might be my favorite. And CUPCAKES. Together again for the very first time in this Bacon French Toast cupcake by the Cupcake Stop. For those of you unfamiliar with the Cupcake Stop, it is another one of New York City’s fabulous food trucks. To find their daily locations, you can follow them on Twitter. They also have two brick and mortar locations: one insde the Limelight Marketplace, and the other in Montclair, NJ.
Back to the cupcake. Here is the scene: I was sitting at my desk dilligently working (compulsively checking my Twitter updates), when lo and behold, the Cupcake Stop posted that they had a NEW cupcake – a French Toast and Bacon cupcake. I nearly fell out of my chair (I actually did this on another occasion but it wasn’t cupcake related). I quickly tweeted them to see if they had any at their truck that was conveniently parked dangerously close to my office. EUREKA – they did. I bolted out of the office, saying something like, “I have to go see a guy about a cupcake,” and high-tailed it over to the truck parked by the Flatiron Building.
I demanded (nicely) one of said cupcakes (in exchange for money), and devoured it (not before snapping a picture, of course). It was brunch in a cupcake, in the best way. I explained it to John (who was a bit wary of the flavor combination) this way, “it’s like when you’re at brunch and you order French Toast and bacon. And the syrup that you poured on your French Toast runs into your bacon, and you eat the bacon with the syrup on it and it’s GOOD.” This has happened to you too, yes? Please say yes.
Anyway, I’m not sure John was convinced, but this cupcake falls into the chocolate-covered-pretzel category of foods: salty and sweet, perfectly covering both of those bases. The icing is a vanilla buttercream infused with maple and cinnamon. And yes, there are actual chunks of BACON in the cake part.
Go see a guy about a cupcake.
…And tomorrow, you will find out why my apartment has smelled like bacon for the past three days.