Since Amber and I celebrate our birthdays this month, cake and cupcakes have clearly been a part of the celebration. And what's not to love? Soft, fluffy cake... Creamy, lickable frosting....yep..put the two together and a little bit of magic happens.
And it got me to thinking..that whole cupcake bit. These individual size cakes kinda became a sensation overnight. Like all of a sudden people were ub-sessed with them and cute, trendy cupcake bakeries started popping up all over the place. And no..I'm not complaining.
I mean what's not to love with these perfectly sized bites of heaven..topped with mile-high, swirled frosting and decked out with sprinkles, chocolate dipped cookies or a cherry of some sort up on top? Not much I tell you..except for one little issue....
All that frosting that sits up on top of the cupcake is good and all but when you go in for a bite, there is the issue of not being able to fit the whole bite of frosting and cake into your mouth..and I should know..my big mouth is larger than life and I can not get that perfect bite/mix of cake and frosting ratio. Do you feel me?
Geez....the struggle is real
But being the cupcake problem solver that I am, you can quit your worrying and check this problem off your first world problem list because I have an answer or two...phew!
Cut the bottom half of the cupcake off, swipe a small layer of frosting up off the top and put it on top of the bottom half you just cut. Wah-la! Perfect ratio bites solved and even better..it's now like you have two cupcakes. You can put them back together but still..who's mouth is that big?
Take a small lick of frosting off the top and then a small bite off the bottom of the cupcake. This way you get a good amount of cake and frosting in one bite..plus then after a few bites off the bottom, you can now eat the top half of the cupcake with a still good amount of frosting. Win-win all around.
And there you have it! Are you embarrassed of me..to think that I actually spent time considering this issue and coming up with a solution? Or are you a cupcake eating problem solver too.. who solved the problem years ago and has been downing cupcakes like a pro for years? Or better yet..do you have a better solution than me? Do tell...
So now when you buy those fancy topped, delicious cupcakes by the dozen no less..you can dive in with no fear and a new cupcake eating tactic. Your friends will either be uber impressed or
a little really embarrassed.
|and I'm just reminding you all that cupcake calories on birthdays don't exsist|
Ashley aka The Cupcake Fairy