A bakery has sparked fierce debate among social media users after debuting a graphic new addition to its menu in the form of shockingly graphic vagina-shaped cupcakes.
Shot In The Dark Cafe in Tucson, Arizona, has found itself a spot in the viral hall of fame thanks to its vagina-inspired cupcakes that each feature an all-too-realistic vulva sculpted out of icing on top of each mini treat.
The cafe calls their graphic specialty ‘c**tcakes’, while also serving up cupcakes that have penises on top – aptly-named ‘c**kcakes’. Both cupcakes retails for $3 each and can be specially ordered for purchase.
All of the cupcakes come in a variety of different flavors and are topped with traditional icing and sprinkles.
However, you could get your vagina cake topped off with a labia and clitoris made of icing and you can get it with or without sprinkles if you choose.
The cupcake genital toppings are made completely out of fondant, a spokesperson told the Daily Star.
They said that they choose to use fondant because ‘It’s a great medium for bringing sculptural art to dessert form.’
As for how this all started in the first place, the owner continued telling the site, ‘Well, it began last year actually.
‘One of the co-owners at the time had the idea to get a penis-shaped cake mold for Valentine’s Day.
‘We weren’t sure if it would come in time, and I had the idea to do ‘c**tcakes. We made about 20 of them last year, just for Valentine’s day, and they quickly sold out.’
While they admitted to creating the raunchy cupcakes for fun, it quickly become a huge hit at the bakery and since debuting it on their menu last year, they’ve been selling out of them quite often.
After posting pictures of the quirky cupcakes on social media, there was a great response from people both online and in their actual store, admitting that although they debuted officially last year, this year was far more profitable.
‘When I made them again this year, we advertised it a week or two earlier and the post was extremely popular,’ the owner continued.
To many people these cupcakes can be a bit rude, but others actually love them and think it’s a great idea.
‘We credit our great customer base for how positive the response was to something that might be more taboo or controversial in other circles.
‘They are most commonly purchased by women and I think it has succeeded in being something that is fun and body-positive, which is the goal,’ the owner concluded.
While the owner’s name was not mentioned in the interview, there isn’t a sole owner of the cafe as the bakery’s website boasts, We are a worker-owned cooperative and every person who works at the cafe, OWNS the cafe.’
Many people were loving the cupcakes as hundreds of people commented on social media saying how amazing they are.
One user commented, ‘Haha these are the best ever!’ while another wrote, ‘This is too funny to not share with my entire office.’
Meanwhile, another user even joked, ‘That is hilarious! Good for them for selling genitals.’
Source: Daily Mail