The Mystery of the Deep-Fried Bacon Cupcakes

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Last Friday we got a civilian tip stating that in honor of the Kings birthday, the Park Slope ChipShop was deep-frying cupcakes topped with peanut-butter buttercream and candied bacon all weekend long. Cupcakes Take the Cake picked up the tip and ran with it (that site said the cupcakes were to be provided by Robicellis, and the bakerys Facebook page said the same), but weve called ChipShop owner Christopher Sell, who writes the restaurants menu, and he says he has no idea what anyone is talking about. Whats more, when FIPS made an excited trip down to ChipShop, staffers were similarly in the dark about the promotion.

Robicellis then tweeted an explanation: [ChipShop] called us last night and said they had a problem with the oil, so they had to cap the special to last night only. Boourns. But today Sell insists to us: Nobody has spoken to me about it. I dont know anything about it. Depending on what they look like and what they are I may give it a go but its certainly not on the menu. Maybe the person who owns the bakery is trying to get some publicity out of it. Weird. Anyway, to tide you over, Serious Eats has a recipe for deep-fried cupcakes on a stick.