Giant 36,000 Calorie Cupcake Makes Mayor Michael Bloomberg Mad

Image: WCBS 880 / Marla Diamond

The billionaire mayor who is waging a very public war on fat, salt, sugar and more is not pleased with a new 36,000 calorie cupcake that was unveiled this week.

So, is Mayor Mike offended by the calorie count in the cupcake or is it the fact that his frowning face was resting atop the mouth-watering masterpiece? When he was told about the pastry, Bloomberg’s reaction was a curt one, displaying his displeasure:

“This is one of the dumbest things people have done, but if they can get some publicity, this is not a joke. People are dying.”

The newly opened House of Cupcakes in Manhattan showed the tasty work earlier this week and shared some of the recipe with news outlets like WCBS radio 880. (If the name House of Cupcakes sounds familiar to you, that may be due to the talented baker’s status as the winner of Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars.”)

Giant 36,000 Calorie Cupcake Makes Mayor Michael Bloomberg Mad

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TheBlaze reached out to House of Cupcakes to get a general sense of the public’s reaction to the calorie-crammed treat. We spoke with a manager on duty named Steve who told us that people loved it, but it was no longer on display. The company has donated it to one of the local “harvest” groups that takes food from area restaurants to feed the homeless and needy. (We wonder if the mayor might be upset when he learns that the hungry and homeless were being given sugary treats like this cupcake.)

What does it take to make a cupcake that’s packing 36,000 calories? Store owner Ron Bzdewk has been very generous, sharing with the ingredients with the press.

  • 12 pounds of sugar
  • 5 pounds of butter
  • 4 pounds of flour
  • 6 cups of cocoa powder
  • 24 eggs
  • 2 cups of milk

Listen to Marla Diamond’s report from WCBS 880

H/T – WCBS 880