I was just in Austin, Texas, and of course found my way to the local cupcake shop, Hey Cupcake. One of Hey Cupcake's specialties is the Michael Jackson cupcake. They have had this item on their menu for years. What is it? A chocolate cupcake with cream cheese frosting. Get it? It's both black and white, playing on Michael Jackson's confused racial complexion.
After his recent passing, Hey Cupcake was apparently worried that they might need to take the item off of their menu out of respect for Jackson. But surprisingly to them, sales went through the roof. People were buying the cupcake out of tribute to Jackson. Even though it was a joke item, patrons see it as a way to recognize him instead of being tacky.