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Sweet Avenue Bake Shop Preps 'Rainbow Pride' Cupcakes In Support Of Gay Rights In New Jersey

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A New Jersey-based bakery is hoping to combat the sour taste of "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" with a little something sweet.

Rutherford's Sweet Avenue Bake Shop, which specializes in vegan and dairy-free baked goods, is offering a special "Rainbow Pride" cupcake in response to former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's efforts to reverse the Chick-fil-A backlash after the restaurant chain's president confirmed his company's anti-gay stance in an interview.

The bakery says the multihued cupcakes are meant to "support love rather than hate," and come topped with vanilla frosting and rainbow sprinkles. In addition, one dollar from the purchase of each cupcake will be donated to Garden State Equality, a New Jersey-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy group.

View the "Rainbow Pride" cupcake below, then scroll down to keep reading:
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Jake Vance, who co-owns Sweet Avenue with his wife Danielle, told HuffPost Gay Voices that his shop initially planned to offer the special cupcakes from Aug. 1 through the end of the weekend. However, demand for the desserts has been so high that the couple expects to extend the offer, possibly through the end of the month.

"We figured it would be a good time to make a statement of our own, so this is our way to counteract all of the negativity going around," Vance said.

The couple was inspired not only by the ongoing Chick-fil-A controversy, but also a Colorado bakery's refusal to prep a gay couple's wedding cake. "To not make a wedding cake for a gay couple...you're not really standing up for anything, you're just punishing the couple for no reason," Vance added.

Check out Sweet Avenue Bake Shop's official website here.

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