You can find chicken and waffles on breakfast menus, dinner plates, in sandwich form (thanks, Corey's Catsup and Mustard in Manchester) and even at IHOP these days. But never in a cupcake, until now.
Leave it to the creative cake team at NoRA Cupcake Company, home of artistic and imaginative (and often booze-laced) treats, to come up with the pairing. Their new chicken and waffle confection is a cinnamon sugar buttermilk cake injected with maple syrup, topped with maple cream cheese frosting and garnished with a miniature waffle and a small piece of fried chicken. The tower of sweet and savory is further drizzled with a maple ganache.
The cupcakes are available by special order only, $6 apiece with a minimum of four cakes. NoRA is at 700 Main St. in Middletown. 860-788-3150, noracupcake.com.