Wednesday, July 11, 2012

POPSICLES...The New Cupcake?

In the event industry, certain confections have their very own ‘15 minutes of fame’.  We, at SoCo Events, lovingly refer to them as “Stylish Sweets”.  As Heidi Klum says on Project Runway, " day you're in.  And the next day, you're out."
However, over the past few years, one of these “Stylish Sweets”, better known as the cupcake, has remained in the spotlight.  This sugary obsession has beaten all odds.  Boutiques donning multiple flavors have popped up everywhere.  One of our hometown favorites, Georgetown Cupcake, has a television show on TLC called DCCupcake.  It was recently reported that Sprinkles Cupcakes will be available 24/7 to the Washington, DC community as early as August 2012 with their famous cupcake ATM.   This cupcake machine is expected to dispense over 1,000 cupcakes a day!
Sprinkles Cupcakes ATM: Photo Courtesy of Phoenix New Times

As much as our sweet tooth LOVES this trend, it was no surprise to us when we started to see a new sugary treat strutting it’s stuff around Pinterest and with shops popping up all over the east coast such as popbar in NYC.  We are thrilled to see where this Gourmet Popsicle and 'Poptail' trend goes.  We will be more than happy to taste test along the way!   
popbar NYC which specializes in gelato, sorbet, and yogurt pops.  The Gianduia bar features
 dark chocolate-dipped, hazelnut-topped gelato, Pistachio Drizzle and Vanilla Splash.
This shop also lets you customize your pop, from the stick up!
Watermelon Mojito Poptail - Photo (and recipe) courtesy of
Red Velvet Dark and Stormy Popsicle - Photo (and recipe) courtesy of
Samoa Popsicle - Photo (and recipe) courtesy of
Lemonade Stand Popsicles - Photo (and recipe) courtesy of
Mango Orange Yogurt Popsicle - Photo (and recipe) courtesy of

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