• Culture on the Run,  Miss N

    The Cupcake ATM

    Not even an infestation of mice could keep the lines out of Dominique Ansel’s Bakery in Soho, New York, away for long. Sure, people stopped queuing for the weekend that the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene shut the place down – giving the French pastry chef and his small team the chance to sort their kitchen out. But, as soon as the bakery re-opened, hundreds of people were back outside, forming those lines that have become a fixture in Soho ever since Ansel introduced the item known as the ‘cronut’ last year. Enthusiasm for quirky food items, it seems, is not waning. And I’ll admit, my curiosity – and my…