Stunt pastries are more or less the norm these days. While cronuts were functionally delicious, the hysteria led to all sorts of delicious, bizarre, or deliciously bizarre confections. Even bizarrely delicious ones, like the cinnamon roll-stuffed donuts.
And now, there are pimple cupcakes, which sound disgusting, but allegedly taste great and allow you to feel the deep satisfaction of popping a zit -- without the resultant oozing. Well, with oozing, but frosting ooze, which is a superior ooze.
Blessed by Baking, a California bakery that makes all sorts of interesting-looking treats, created these gross/wonderful cupcakes for Dr. Sandra Lee, a.k.a. Dr. Pimple Popper.
Please watch this video before looking at Dr. Pimple Popper's Facebook page. The rest of the videos there are quite more repellant than satisfying.
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Anyway, Dr. Pimple Popper's video garnered millions of views on Facebook and set social media ablaze. There's just a sense of completion to popping a zit these cupcakes invoke. Plus, they're cupcakes. It makes sense.
Blessed by Baking has posted other pics of the pus-filled treats on its IG feed, too, so there's plenty more where this first batch came from.
Needless to say, Dr. Pimple Popper and Blessed by Baking are far more popular today than you'd have ever thought. But damn if their collaboration doesn't look satisfying.