Friday, August 15, 2008


Finally, here's the article I wrote for the Blade on cupcakes.

Cupcakes are on the comeback trail across the county and lesbians are displaying an especially soft spot for the comforting confections.

When local lesbian night A Different Kind of Ladies Night celebrated its fourth anniversary last March, there were cupcakes. There were also cupcakes at Dyke Night’s third and anniversary parties in 2006 and 2007, when Meaghan O’Malley, writer of the blog Queering Domesticity, baked more than 100 cupcakes and arranged them in the shape of the leather Pride flag.

“I decided that the leather Pride flag would be a really vibrant and impactful layout,” O’Malley, who prefers the term “queer lesbian,” says. “Each cake took me a day full of baking, icing, design and transport. The most satisfying part to the entire ordeal was the black and blue smiles I got to see after people dove into the icing.”


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