The crumbling cupcake craze is on today’s cover


Crumbs Bake Shop, America’s largest cupcake chain, announced Monday the closing of all of its 48 stores. The darling of the dessert world, cupcakes burst onto the scene in 2008 but have been falling from adoration since 2011. But local bakeries insist the treats aren’t going to fade away.

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Samantha Dean is a lover of books, random facts and inside jokes. A University of Florida grad, she has worked as a copy editor at The Wall Street Journal, The Dow Jones Newswires and Mashable. You can contact her at Samantha.Dean@washpost.com. Got any strong feelings about the Oxford comma?

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