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If the trend of cultural zombiecentrism could be said to have gained traction in the early aughts—and reached a certain apex, or nadir, with the 2009 publication of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies—then another ghoulish fad predated it by a few years, and most likely will outlive it, too: cupcakes—as opposed to, say, literal rotting human beings who have clawed their way out of the grave—are the true undead. Some observers have predicted the cupcake’s demise from time to time, but the little pastry has been surprisingly buoyant—so much so, in fact, that last year the Wall Street Journal speculated that the cupcake trend has helped quell unemployment in New York City.