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Magnolia Bakery

Bloody Cupcakes

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Magnolia Bakery

They may look like they're covered in blood and broken glass, but these cupcakes are both edible and delicious. They are available in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles in conjunction with the Showtime series Dexter.
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