If Cupcakes Are Bad, We Don’t Wanna Be Good

Eating a cupcake may be a sin — depends on who your trainer at LA Fitness is. But tattooed burlesque girls dressed in shiny cupcake-icing-colored satin bustiers? That’s definitely got sin written all over it — much less fattening, though. Much like cupcakes, there’s something harmlessly saccharine and playfully naughty about burlesque dancers as opposed to a good, old-fashioned stripper. After all, these girls have skills. They dance, they tease, they have intricately themed ensembles that come off a piece at a time for your viewing enjoyment, and they’ve got names like Miss Candy, Miss Buffy, and Miss Cherry Mae — if you didn’t know better, you’d think they were debutantes at an antebellum ball.

These ladies wear a lot less than Miss Scarlett ever did, and they’ll be showing it off at the “Seven Deadly Sins” party Friday at Delux Nightclub (16 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach). The doors open at 10 p.m., with the show heating up at 11:30 p.m., and cover is free before 11 p.m., $10 after that. Delux Nightclub is for those 21 and over. Visit deluxdelraybeach.com, or call 561-279-4792. Learn more about Cupcake Burlesque by visiting its Facebook page Cupcake Burlesque or emailing jennabeth926@hotmail.com.
Fri., April 8, 11:30 p.m., 2011

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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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