Two days after Barack Obama's historic win in the USA presidential elections we spied these rather contemporary-looking cupcakes in a bakery during a walk through the hip-happening Chelsea Market.
"Take a photograph," I egged on T when I spotted them sitting in the glass display case that doubled as the counter. He surreptitiously fired off a snap before the sales assistant politely told him that photographs weren't allowed -- even for non-commercial use. Little did she know it was too late.
What I love most about these cupcakes is not so much the fine artwork depicted here and the all-American colour scheme, but the widely divergent prices which told a story all of their own: the Obama cupcakes were selling for $3, the McCain ones were heavily discounted at 50 cents. No prizes for guessing who lost the election, then?