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Nagging question: frosted cupcakes

Hi all

I have recently been introduced to the Western novelty...heavily frosted cupcakes (My induction was at Westfield in London). Loved my sticky toffee pudding cupcake with butterscotch frosting.....but.....

How on earth are you meant to eat the @*!$ thing? I would either get a mouthfull of frosting or would get frosting all over my nose, and finished off with half my cupcake without frosting!

Did a search and only came up with this :http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/582096

Seems like a better way to eat a cupcake is when the frosting is in the middle...a bit difficult to manoever when strolling around a busy arcade.

Any tips?

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  1. waytob, the link won't work if the url is "touched" by any other script, e.g., your colon in the post. put a space after the colon.

    second, the link is to a very long thread about eating foods strangely. did you intend a permalink within the thread?

    as to the substance of the post, i think it's trendy to overfrost cupcakes, but it is unwieldy for sure. plus, the ratio of frosting to cake is all wrong, the cake should be the star.

    i love this cupcake blog. beautiful, innovative and supremely edible cupcakes: http://cupcakeblog.com/

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    1. re: alkapal

      Thanks...was trying to link to a specific post I found in my search where the poster splits the cupcake in half and sandwiches the frosting between the two halves...will try again...ta.

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5820...

      1. re: waytob

        i see.

    2. I don't get the fascination with paying $3+ for a cupcake. Especially since it's more than 1/2 frosting. If you really want to enjoy it, though, I guess I would suggest a knife & fork.

      When will this cupcake craze end??

      1. your cupcake made me click to this one:

        Chocolate Bread Pudding Cupcakes With Toasted Walnuts, Homemade Toffee, And Cream

        http://cupcakeblog.com/?p=63

        i'm happy for the cupcake craze to continue if this is what's coming out!

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        1. re: alkapal

          Those look very yummy, but personally, I don't consider that a cupcake. Bread pudding is not cake, so mini bread pudding is not a cupcake. Because it was called a cupcake, I almost didn't bother looking at the recipe, because I really don't like cupcakes.

          1. re: Sooeygun

            no, it's not a technical cupcake, but it was the deep, toffee flavors that made me think of the OP.

            but, query, why are you on the thread if you don't like cupcakes? ;-)).

            PS, you've got one smart kitty-cat!

            1. re: alkapal

              Just cause I don't like 'em doesn't mean I never make 'em. I bake a lot for family events and sell some baking on the side so I am always interested in opinions about baking. Glad I did too, because there are some interesting ideas on that site you posted.

              Thanks, you should see her at online poker tourneys :)

              1. re: Sooeygun

                he he he! how do you say "royal flush" in meow?

                wait... maybe it's "meeee-YOW!"

                ~~~~~~~
                ps, go look at the fantasy cakes thread i started for some awesome inspiration.

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/642564

        2. My technique is to peel off the paper and use that as a receptacle for 1/2 of the frosting. Just turn the cupcake upside down and swipe some frosting off. Then, when you get to a part without frosting you can dip into your stash. Usually they have too much frosting for me,but not for my friend, who happily takes my excess.