West Village shop unveils giant cupcake, 'The Mayor'

This is a detail of 35,800 calorie cupcake

This is a detail of 35,800 calorie cupcake called "The Mayor," made in celebration of the House of Cupcakes grand opening of its first NYC location in the West Village. (May 9, 2013) Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

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The owners of House of Cupcakes didn't let the mayor's perturbed reaction to his namesake pastry stop them from having fun during their opening day Thursday.

Ron and Ruthie Bzdewka, owners of the West Village pastry shop, unveiled their most-talked-about creation, "The Mayor," a 25-pound, 35,800-calorie cupcake with an image of a grumpy-looking Michael Bloomberg as part of the icing.

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Ron Bzdewka said the idea was to poke fun at Bloomberg's anti-obesity initiatives. The mayor called the stunt "one of the dumbest things people have ever done" on Tuesday, but Bzdewka said he and his wife never meant to hurt his feelings.

"We thought it would make a great cupcake because [New York is] the biggest, best city in the world," he said.

The Bzdewkas, who won the Food Network competition Cupcake Wars in 2011, said they agree with the mayor about the obesity epidemic and will donate the giant cupcake to City Harvest. They also sent complimentary sugar-free cupcakes to City Hall yesterdayThursday, and got good response.

"They said they love them and asked if we deliver to them," Bzdewka said.

The mayor's office didn't return phone calls for comment yesterdayThursday.-- amNewYork


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