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Monday, June 22, 2015

Grateful Dead Offer Limited Edition Cupcake Ahead of Fare Thee Well Concerts

Posted By on Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 12:40 PM

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Baked by Melissa, a New York bakery specializing in bite-sized cupcakes, has partnered with the Grateful Dead to bring fans of the iconic band a real treat: a tie-dyed cupcake.

Melissa Ben-Ishay, founder of the bakery, says this isn't the first time she has made Grateful Dead cupcakes.

"The very first batch of tie-dye cupcakes I ever made were Grateful Dead themed. Having an opportunity to work with the band is a dream come true!"  Ben-Ishay said in a press release.

At only $1 a piece, the red white and blue tie dye cupcakes are the most reasonably priced thing in relation to the band's upcoming string of arena concerts. But it bring up an age-old question at the root of humanity: would you rather have Grateful Dead: 30 Trips Around the Sun (a $700, 80-disc box set commemorating the iconic band’s 50th anniversary), or 700 cupcakes?

You can buy the legendary jam band's signature treats at any Baked by Melissa store, or order them online. If you're throwing a party to watch the concert via PPV, you might want to get wild (like you did in your youth) and purchase the 25 cupcake pack for $20. It's the perfect thing to snack on while reminiscing about the good ol' days.

The Grateful Dead play Levi's Stadium June 27 and 28. Tickets are going from anywhere between 28-400 cupcakes. 
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