Mayor Bloomberg’s anti-caloric reign is being challenged in New York City, where the House of Cupcakes, located in Greenwich Village, has created a 36,000 calorie cupcake with a glowering Michael Bloomberg face on the top. “It’s got over 12 pounds of sugar, five pounds of butter, four pounds of flour, six cups of cocoa powder, 24 eggs, and two cups of milk, said shop owner Ron Bzdewk. Bloomberg couldn’t resist tearing into the cupcake maker: “This is one of the dumbest things people have done, but if they can get some publicity [so be it].” Bloomberg then said that fatty foods kill people, so it isn’t really funny.
Except, of course, that it is. “It’s just all in fun,” said Bzdewk. “It’s not like we’re trying to you know, go against him, it’s just a fun thing, like I said I’m a big guy, I do big things.”