Get Your Kosher Cupcakes!
If you’re starting to dread that cupboard full of bland matzo and granular honey cake mix, rest assured that Crumbs Bake Shop, the seven-year-old cupcake boutique with a cult following, has you covered.
In celebration of the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt, the chain is offering a Passover Collection, which includes four divinely themed flavors. There’s Raspberry Red Sea (raspberry-vanilla cream cheese frosting on nut cake), Holy Moses (chocolate cake with fudge filling under a chocolate cream cheese spread), Chocolate and Vanilla Commandments (chocolate cake with vanilla cream cheese filling, drizzled with vanilla fondant and rainbow sprinkles) and finally, Elijah’s Delight, a nut cake with chocolate butter cream frosting.
The cupcake chain, which got its start on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, will sell the line of flourless treats at all of its locations — in New York, California, Connecticut, and New Jersey — through April 4 for $27 per half dozen. The cupcakes can also be purchased online .
The caveat? The cupcakes are baked in-house, in the shops’ non-kosher for Passover kitchens. So while the ingredients are kosher for Passover, the final products, technically, are not.
Regardless, these aren’t the treats your bubby used to make.
"This holiday we take for ourselves, no longer silent servers behind the curtain, but singers of the seder, with voices of gladness, creating our own convocation, and leaving ‘The Narrow Place’ together."— E.M. Broner
"The idea of opening the door is that we hope Elijah might actually be there this year – that we might actually have done enough to change the world to have had him arrive. And, if we don’t have even the tiniest bit in us that thinks he might be there, that thinks we have tried our hardest to bring around a messianic time, with no hunger, no war, no conflict, no pain – if we don’t believe that we have tried to end those broken parts in the world – well, then I tell my students – don’t do any of it."— Rabbi Leora Kaye
"The whole seder, for me, is the tension between two statements: We say, 'We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt and now we’re free,' but before that, we pick up the matzoh, we invite the hungry in and we say, 'This year we are slaves, next year may we be free.' We are the most fortunate, liberated Jews in history. But on the other hand, there are lots of things that enslave us."— Rabbi Arthur Green