It's been four days since cupcake chain Crumbs abruptly shut down all its stores, and we're each coping in our own way. Some of us are finding comfort in donuts, while others are dropping absurd amounts of money on old cupcakes on eBay.
The "last" Crumbs cupcake is currently going for $255, with two bids and seven inquiries already on the table. Specifically, it's the chain's Happy Birthday variety, which features a vanilla cake mixed with rainbow sprinkles, vanilla buttercream in the middle, and vanilla cream cheese frosting on top... with more sprinkles, obviously. The seller even posted a photo of their receipt from Monday, so if you're jonesing for four-day-old cupcakes, act fast. Or don't, because Crumbs might be returning after all.
Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist, and she is happy to say she's never spent $255 on cupcakes of any kind. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.
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