What makes a cupcake?December 7, 2007 at 7:51 AM | Posted in cupcakes, random | 10 Comments
What makes a cupcake… a cupcake?
Wikipedia definition: (I ♥ wikipedia!)
A cupcake is a small cake designed to serve one person, usually made in a small paper cup container. As with larger cakes, frosting and other cake decorations, such as sprinkles, are defining characteristics of modern cupcakes.
The reason behind my philosophical cupcake question stems from Cupcake Challenge #2. I was browsing through my 500 cupcake book for my 2nd cupcake and I had decided on Zucchini and Feta muffin since I have all the ingredients on hand. There are no frosting or sprinkles on the muffin though. So is a muffin a subcategory of cupcakes or is it really a different food entity on its own (and Fergal Connolly basically gipped me out of cupcake recipes)?
What do you think?
1. Should I make the Feta and Zucchini Muffin b/c it IS a cupcake?
2. Choose a “real” cupcake?
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