The Cup recently announced its fourth annual April Fool’s Day cupcake, this year inspired by fried rice.

The Fried Rice Cupcake will feature a golden yellow cupcake topped with The Cup’s signature chocolate buttercream frosting. The Cup’s creative bakers will mimic the look of soy sauce-soaked rice with a mix of chocolate jimmies and will add “carrots” and “broccoli” with pieces of colorful candies. To finish the masterpiece, the cupcakes will be topped with “chopsticks” made from wooden coffee stirrers before being placed in classic Chinese takeout containers.  Each cupcake also gets a fortune cookie!

“This is one of our favorite traditions at The Cup,” owner Ericka Frank says. “It’s always such a fun project for both our team members and our customers, and gives us a great chance to show off the creativity of our bakers. I’m so excited about how well this year’s cupcake came together!”

Previously The Cup has created cupcakes mimicking mashed potatoes (2015), taco salad (2016) and a root beer float (2017).

The Fried Rice Cupcake will be available Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31 at both locations of The Cup (Central West End and Edwardsville, IL) until sold out. The Cup is closed on Sundays.

The Cup Central West End, located at 28 Maryland Plaza Rear, St. Louis, MO 63108, 314-367-6111. The Cup Edwardsville, located at 1057 Century Dr., Edwardsville, IL 62025, 618-656-2287.

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