2024 April Fools’ Treat 🍊 Orange Chicken

2024 April Fools’ Treat 🍊 Orange Chicken

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The Cup is excited to share its 2024 April Fools’ Day dessert — this year inspired by one of the most popular Chinese American dishes, Orange Chicken!

The Orange Chicken entree is made with twice-baked vanilla cupcake pieces (“chicken”) that is smothered in an orange-citrus glaze, a vanilla cupcake top frosted with vanilla buttercream and topped with sprinkles (“rice”), orange candy pieces (“carrots”), twice baked golden yellow cake pieces (“egg”), green apple taffy candy topped with buttercream frosting and nonpareil sprinkles (“broccoli”), and garnished with sesame seeds and more orange-citrus glaze. They even include a fortune cookie and chopsticks with each dish!

“Once again, our chef has designed and developed an incredible reproduction of a favorite savory entree — completely out of our cake, buttercream and toppings. Every year, I am amazed at what she comes up with, and I absolutely love it!” says Ericka Frank, owner of The Cup.

Previously The Cup has created sweet treats mimicking mashed potatoes and gravy (2015), a taco salad (2016), a root beer float (2017), fried rice (2018), spaghetti and meatballs (2019), slider and fries (2020), toasted ravioli (2021), chicken and waffles (2022), and pizza (2023).

Due to its continued popularity, The Cup’s April Fools’ Orange Chicken special will only be available by pre-order online at cravethecup.com beginning March 18 until sold out. In the past, they sold out in just a day or two. Order pick-ups are Thursday, March 28, through Saturday, March 30, at both locations of The Cup (Central West End and Edwardsville). The April Fools’ special will not be available for walk-in purchase, so do not wait to order. Go to cravethecup.com to order and schedule your pick-up date before they’re gone.