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Real Cupcakes

Posted 2009.04.05 19.07 in Family/Friends, Pointless Blather by Stephanie

So today I had the good fortune to enjoy a real cupcake, courtesy of Leanne from Get Frosted! Let me just say – a muffin with icing may technically be a cupcake, but zowie, that’s just ersatz compared to these.

Mmmmmmm. Chocolate cupcake, caramel filling, and real handmade buttercream icing.

Real Cupcakes

Yeah. It was was as good as it sounds. Oh and those little things around the cupcakes? White and dark chocolate mini-tier cakes.


Muffins != Cupcakes

Posted 2009.04.02 11.46 in DID, Pointless Blather by Stephanie

Recently I questioned the differences and similarities of muffins and cupcakes, and was trying to determine if they were really the same thing or if they were separate.

As always, the best thing to do is consult the experts, so I did, and here is what I learned — courtesy of Leanne from Get Frosted!:

Muffins tend to be on the savory side and have less sugar. They are also a denser texture than cupcakes which should be light and fluffy. Muffins are traditionally not iced…

Interesting that the differences seem to be all fairly subjective — “tend to be”, “less sugar”, “denser”, “lighter”.  Nothing actually definitive or quantitative, except the matter of icing. Nonetheless, it only takes one definite, distinguishing characteristic.

If you put icing on your muffin, you’re eating a cupcake.

In the earlier article, I mentioned that I was sure I had seen muffins with icing on them. Perhaps they were mislabeled cupcakes. Or perhaps I just imagined it. After all, I have trouble remembering what day it is, what month it is, what season it is, and whether or not I’ve taken my pills. It’s not too great a stretch of the imagination to think maybe I imagined the muffins with icing.

It's Just That Easy!

It's Just That Easy!

At any rate, I can certainly sleep easier knowing that this matter has been resolved. And I’m sure all of you can as well.