Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cupcakes are delicious and some people hate them for it. Cupcakes have been the most popular cheerleader in the bakery high school and the backlash grows against their moist, gooey deliciousness.

The latest salvo: an attack on icing (or frosting if you prefer). Slate Magazine, a fine way to procrastinate away an afternoon, has a column about designer cupcakes with too much frosting. Several commentators derided butter cream as "[making] them feel sick." Now I knew people in college who would lovingly purchase a can of Betty Crocker and eat it with a spoon. It's certainly tempting. But that's not frosting. No, kids, in the home I grew up in our motto was "comes from a box, tastes like a box." Sure I like funfetti and boxed brownie mix. But can they really replace from scratch icing or chocolate cake? No, sorry, it's just not quite the same as the real deal. (It's even better when your mom makes it, but I digress.)

So I'm declaring war on the cupcake haters. I like buttercream and cream cheese and chocolate and I like it on top of a tiny little cake. Go forth, spread the word! Cupcakes are yummy and I don't care who knows it!

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