Oct 29, 2009 1:35 PM
You may have noticed that we're hardly perpetual rays of sunshine around here, but even so, we seem to spend a lot of our time enthusing about one gewgaw or another. Doubtblush exists to make it clear that we do not, in fact, like everything.
You may have heard of Burning Man, the annual celebration of anything and everything counterculture held in the Black Rock Desert. We've never used the words "Burning Man" and "Neiman Marcus" in the same sentence (let alone the same post) but now we can, thanks to these Customized Cupcake Cars ($25,000). Artist Lisa Pongrace apparently started creating these fanciful frosted follies for Burning Man as part of a cooperative art car project, and we daresay her fellow attendees think she's selling out to The Man by licensing her work to the ultimate in snobby department stores. A 24 volt electric motor enables you to hit speeds of a dangerous 7 mph, perfect for Friday night drag races with your fellow Strawberry Shortcake homies. And yes, you can customize your cupcake in any "flavor" you want. Because if you've got 25 large to spare on a glorified Hot Wheels, then dammit, you deserve to have a lavender-infused chocolate ganache color scheme with neon pink sprinkles. [Thanks, Lauren!]