April Fools’ 2022: Chicken & Waffles

April Fools’ 2022: Chicken & Waffles

The Cup is excited to share its 2022 April Fools’ Day dessert — this year inspired by a sweet and savory comfort food favorite — Chicken & Waffles!

To create a treat that captures the ever-popular Chicken & Waffles pairing, The Cup’s creative bakers are serving up crunchy, twice-baked vanilla cake “chicken tenders,” maple cake “waffles,” with caramel sauce “hot sauce” and local raw honey “maple syrup.” The dish is served with vanilla buttercream “fresh whipped butter,” and a side of cinnamon “whipped butter” buttercream!

“I continue to be blown away year after year at how our chef designs and develops a completely original and totally convincing menu item,” owner Ericka Frank says. “Even during the development stages, we had a great time totally fooling unsuspecting team members and family — so much fun every year! We can’t wait for people to see it.”

Previously The Cup has created cupcakes 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), and toasted ravioli (2021).

Due to its continued increase in popularity, The Cup’s Chicken & Waffles April Fools’ special will only be available by pre-order online at cravethecup.com beginning March 18 until sold out. Order pick-ups are Wednesday, March 30 through Friday, April 1 at both locations of The Cup (Central West End and Edwardsville, IL). 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.