Step Aside, Wing Bowl: Here Comes Flying Monkey’s Cupcake Eating Contest

Cupcakes and mullets, together at last
Cupcakes and mullets, together at last Photo: Mike Persico

What’s really left to do with cupcakes? There are gluten-free cupcakes, cupcake trucks, cupcakes for dudes and TV shows about cupcakeries. Where do we go from here? Well, it’s just a short leap to a Wing Bowl-inspired cupcake eating contest, according to Flying Monkey, one of Philly’s first cupcakeries, which will celebrate its fourth birthday on April 28 by hosting just such an event at its Reading Terminal Market location. Read on for details on how to enter and suggestions for El Wingador-esque nom de cupcakes!

Submit the following in an email to with the following:

• your stage name/nom de cupcake
• your professional competitive eating/cupcake eating experience
• why you think you should be a contestant in Flying Monkey Cupcake Bowl 2010.

Per owner Rebecca Michaels:

Costumes are STRONGLY encouraged. Winner will get one cupcake a day for one year and Philly street cred! We will contact you via email by April 14 if you are selected.

Need a suggestion for a nom de cupcake? Here’s a selection from the twisted minds of the Grub Street editorial team.

• Two Girls, One Cupcake
• The Cupper
• Darth Baker
• The Frosting Freakshow
• Cuppy Love
• Raising The Cakes
• Red Velvet Tide
• The Coconutter
• The Earthcake
• Cakes on a Plane
• Black Cake Moan
• Booty Caker
• Frosting the Snowman
• Iron Fist in a Red Velvet Glove
• Buttercreamer
• The Cupquistador
• Rowdy Roddy Frosting Piper

Put yours in the comments or better yet, send ‘em in and enter the contest.

Flying Monkey Patisserie, Reading Terminal Market; (215) 928-0340

Step Aside, Wing Bowl: Here Comes Flying Monkey’s Cupcake Eating Contest