Death be Not Proud: The Cupcake

Skulls used to be cool. And then they went to Europe, where trends go to languish and die. So the proximity of skulls to cupcakes in this t-shirt fr
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Skulls used to be cool. And then they went to Europe, where trends go to languish and die. So the proximity of skulls to cupcakes in this t-shirt fr
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Skulls used to be cool. And then they went to Europe, where trends go to languish and die. So the proximity of skulls to cupcakes in this t-shirt from Johnny Cupcakes made us realize something very important. The cupcake is dead. Yes, we like the icing. Yes, we like the cake. Yes, they're yummy. But let's face it. The cultural relevance of the cupcake has passed. It's fifteen minutes are up. What was once cute and a little bit sassy has become trite and tired. Cupcake bakeshops are a dime a dozen in Manhattan. Tourists swarm Magnolia Bakery as if it's the Met. Dean and Deluca charges $6 per cupcake, and Carrie Bradshaw wannabes giggle: "I'm getting so fat! I can't stop hitting up Magnolia whenever I go to the Marc store!" So, is this t-shirt the truest statement of the death of the cupcake and the skull and crossbones trends, or is it just a lame extension of both? --ALISON COOL