Chicken and Waffles, Funnel Cake and 14 More Bonkers Cupcakes That Are Actually Real
We love a red velvet cupcake (with cream cheese frosting, of course) as much as the next gal, but sometimes we want to get outside of our comfort zone and challenge our taste buds. Here, 16 weird but wonderful cupcakes you can actually buy in the U.S.
BLT Cupcake (More Bakery, IL)
Your favorite sandwich in dessert form, made with Ranch frosting, bacon and, yep, a cherry tomato.
Funnel Cake Cupcake (My Delight Cupcakery, CA)
Every day is a carnival with this fried-dough-topped treat.
Chicken and Waffle Cupcake (Brooklyn Sweet Spot, NY)
We give you full permission to eat this buttermilk waffle, maple syrup and pan-fried chicken combo for dinner.
Chocolate Curry Caramel Crush (Kyra’s Bakeshop, OR)
A four-time Cupcake Wars winner whips up this chocolate curry and ginger mascarpone treat.
Cotton Candy Cupcake (Ultimate Bake Shoppe of Wayne, PA)
Topped with unicorn sprinkles, natch.
Beer and Pretzel Cupcake (Ava’s Cupcakes, NJ)
Guinness cake, salted vanilla buttercream, pretzels and chocolate—what’s not to like?
Baklava Cupcake (Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop, TX)
This Cupcake Wars champion features buttermilk honey cake, baklava filling, cinnamon buttercream and a phyllo topping.
Pistachio Port Wine Cupcakes (Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe, MA)
Nuts + wine = a combo we definitely don’t hate.
Buffalo Wing Cupcake (Lakes Region Cupcakes, NH)
Nope, your eyes do not deceive you. That is indeed a chicken wing sitting on top of a cupcake.
Hot Thang Cupcake (Pearl’s Bake Shoppe, VA)
A cornmeal cake topped with ranch Gorgonzola mascarpone whip, hot sauce and a celery stick.
Dirt Cupcake (Sweet by Holly, FL)
Chocolate cake filled with chocolate pudding and topped with more chocolate, Oreos and gummy worms. (Basically the cupcake of your childhood dreams.)
Dew-Rito Cupcake (Nadia Cakes, MN)
Dubbed the most controversial bake, this Mountain Dew cake is topped with soda frosting and Doritos crumbs.
Ultimate Brownie Sundae Cupcake (The Sugar Bakery, CT)
Oh hey, brownies, chocolate-chip cookie dough, vanilla buttercream and chocolate ganache.
Lemon Rosemary Smoked Salmon Cupcake (Kastle’s Kreations, AK)
You know what? We’re kind of into it.
Unicorn Cupcake (The Cake Mamas, CA)
Possibly the happiest cupcake in existence.
Captain Crunch Sprinkled Donut (Cupcrazed Cakery, SC)
Don-ut mind if we do.