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Must-have holiday gift
« on: October 17, 2013, 09:40:50 AM »
Just saw this in a Dean & Delucca Thanksgiving 2013 catalog:

"...for the holidays... Six vanilla and six chocolate cupcakes are iced with chocolate frosting, embossed ... and painted with edible gold."

$80.

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Re: Must-have holiday gift
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 11:10:57 AM »
The look on my face when you catch me eating your cupcakes and tell me how much they cost...

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Re: Must-have holiday gift
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2013, 12:20:09 PM »
Do you actually eat that sort of cupcake?  Or do you put it in a climate-controlled display case?

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Re: Must-have holiday gift
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 12:30:16 PM »
Do you actually eat that sort of cupcake?  Or do you put it in a climate-controlled display case?

The latter, until I see it and sneak a bite.  Probably from the back side so nobody notices

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Re: Must-have holiday gift
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2013, 12:36:16 PM »
And of course that is the price before you add shipping. (To James' point, the cupcakes will be delivered to you via a refrigerated Brinks truck lined with Benjamins and driven by Matt Kenseth.)

Running errands this morning, I was wondering how many high quality cupcakes I could make from scratch with $100 worth of ingredients. Thinkin' a few more than 12.....

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Re: Must-have holiday gift
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2013, 01:19:20 PM »
If someone eats those, they are literally flushing money down the toilet... wow.

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Re: Must-have holiday gift
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2013, 02:44:32 PM »
Sort of a reverse money laundering scheme. 

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Re: Must-have holiday gift
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2013, 03:16:30 PM »
Sadly, I think the foofoo cupcake thing is a trend.  I've heard stories of friends getting foofoo cupcakes from various shops across the country.

Yes, I suspect they are good.  But... Are they THAT much better than something I could get locally (or whip up myself?)  That cupcake would have to do all sorts of things (that are probably illegal in all 50 states) in order to be worth $80.

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Re: Must-have holiday gift
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2013, 03:26:03 PM »
Haha yeah cupcakes are generally one of the most marked up desserts EVER.

That being said, I never met a cupcake I didn't like ;)

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Re: Must-have holiday gift
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2013, 03:36:34 PM »
In my experience a cupcake's taste is negatively correlated with it's appearance. 

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Re: Must-have holiday gift
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2013, 03:45:18 PM »
Sadly, I think the foofoo cupcake thing is a trend.  I've heard stories of friends getting foofoo cupcakes from various shops across the country.

Yes, I suspect they are good.  But... Are they THAT much better than something I could get locally (or whip up myself?)  That cupcake would have to do all sorts of things (that are probably illegal in all 50 states) in order to be worth $80.

In retrospect, this isn't really as bad as I thought.  It's like  $6.67 per cupcake, which is maybe three times what you might pay at a bakery, or 1.5 times what you'd pay at a fancy cupcake shop. 

Ok it's still bad, but it's not $80 cupcake bad

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Re: Must-have holiday gift
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2013, 06:08:25 PM »
In my experience a cupcake's taste is negatively correlated with it's appearance.

This is so true! Also the best way to get cupcakes is to find a bakery that gives them away free on your birthday. One a year is the perfect amount for me (though I know many people who eat more...many more).

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Re: Must-have holiday gift
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2013, 06:15:41 PM »
In my experience a cupcake's taste is negatively correlated with it's appearance.

After working in a big office for a few years with various cupcake obsessed women I can confirm this.

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Re: Must-have holiday gift
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2013, 07:22:56 AM »
Sadly, I think the foofoo cupcake thing is a trend.

That slang word is actually "frou-frou". It's Pedantic Friday.

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Re: Must-have holiday gift
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2013, 08:17:28 AM »
Sadly, I think the foofoo cupcake thing is a trend.

That slang word is actually "frou-frou". It's Pedantic Friday.

I've heard both.  Being a huge fan of "foobar*"  I always prefer the "foo" version.

*yes, since it's pedantic Friday, I know it's officially spelled fubar, but every programming book I've ever used used foo and bar.

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« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2013, 09:16:28 AM »
Sadly, I think the foofoo cupcake thing is a trend.

That slang word is actually "frou-frou". It's Pedantic Friday.

I've heard both.  Being a huge fan of "foobar*"  I always prefer the "foo" version.

*yes, since it's pedantic Friday, I know it's officially spelled fubar, but every programming book I've ever used used foo and bar.
Do they also do sna foo, or is that too old school?

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Re: Must-have holiday gift
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2013, 09:35:17 AM »
mgreczyn - It's spelled snafu (or SNAFU if you want to be fussy): Situation Normal, All F***ed Up.

(Never have I been more diverted by a highjack!)

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Re: Must-have holiday gift
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2013, 09:38:26 AM »
mgreczyn - It's spelled snafu (or SNAFU if you want to be fussy): Situation Normal, All F***ed Up.

(Never have I been more diverted by a highjack!)

I think that was his point.  "fubar" is a similar acronym* and is regularly used in programming books.  I.e:

int foo;
char *bar;

*F'ed up beyond all recognition


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Re: Must-have holiday gift
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2013, 09:44:00 AM »
Yes - both were supposedly invented during WWII:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_slang

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Re: Must-have holiday gift
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2013, 08:38:07 PM »
If someone eats those, they are literally flushing money down the toilet... wow.

Sh*t gold bricks.:)

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Re: Must-have holiday gift
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2013, 09:41:23 PM »
Sadly, I think the foofoo cupcake thing is a trend.  I've heard stories of friends getting foofoo cupcakes from various shops across the country.

Average cupcake from a shop: $3.00

Average doughnut from a shop: $1.00

I DO NOT UNDERSTAND.