Two major Seattle forces, cupcakes and Dan Savage's It Gets Better Project, have collided to produce a gay pride cupcake and a good cause. In honor of Gay Pride Month, Cupcake Royale is offering a rainbow-bedecked cupcake dubbed The Gay...or the Baby Gay if you buy the mini version.
For every Gay sold this month, half the price ($2 for cupcakes and $1 for baby cakes) will be donated to the It Gets Better Project. The Gay is a classic vanilla with rainbow confetti inside. It's topped with vanilla buttercream, a ring of rainbow sprinkles, and a rainbow sugar topper.
Savage, a popular syndicated columnist and editorial director at The Stranger, launched the It Gets Better project last September as a response to a number of gay teen suicides. Today the wildly successful video project now includes thousands of messages from celebrities, politicians and everyday people, assuring LGBT teens that things do get better on the other side of adolescence.
Jody Hall's popular cupcake chain, which has five locations around Seattle and Bellevue, is a regular supporter of Seattle's pride events and regularly offers up cheeky shirts, displays with slogans like "legalize gay cupcakes." The fundraising goal for this month of gay cupcakes: $5,000.