her new Cupcake footwear
She just bought a pair of Cupcake Converse at Journeys in her local Washington state shopping mall after learning about them from one of my blog posts. What better example of positive social networking, community and the influence of social media in our daily lives. It never ceases to amaze me how information can travel at the push of a button and take on a life of its own.
Are cupcakes a passing trend? I think not! Cupcakes are an American classic definitely entrenched in present day fashion, food, and fun. The popularity of cupcakes seems to be growing even in the face of the current economic recession. It's an example of what was discovered by cosmetic companies during the Depression of the 1930's: The Leading Lipstick Indicator
"An indicator based on the theory that a consumer turns to less expensive indulgences, such as lipstick, when she (or he) feels less than confident about the future. Therefore, lipstick sales tend to increase during times of economic uncertainty or a recession."Everyone or so it seems loves cupcakes. Cupcakes are a throwback to the innocence of childhood, an individual treat you can eat without sharing and an affordable $3 "luxury." Cupcakes are here to stay!
By the way, Java Cupcake aka Betsy also bakes cupcakes. You can check out her blog to learn more about her latest recipes and cupcake life.