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post #76 of 112
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
Just push the frosting off and eat the cake.
My M.O. for eating all cupcakes. There's no reason I need an inch+ of frosting on such a small piece of cake.
post #77 of 112
Cake balls are where it's at
post #78 of 112
Because people with taste eat normal cake, they have no need to eat them in cup form. They are civilized enough to use a fork and knife.
post #79 of 112
late to the party here, but My Name Is Matt And I Enjoy Cupcakes. While I am about the last person around here that anyone will ever accuse of being Into Dainty Things (no, not fair, we have kunk and globetrotter!) I do like the ratio of cake to icing to crusty-bits more than normal cake. And that's all I have to say about that.
post #80 of 112
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Originally Posted by pebblegrain View Post
hostess, that's a real fucking cupcake

dam straight. plain and simple.

none of this 'gourmet' 'niche' 'unknown artisan' 'non-ubiquitous' sf approved crap
post #81 of 112
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post
next thing will be cake pops. mark my words.

did you see them at starbucks here?
post #82 of 112
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Originally Posted by sonick View Post
lol... Cupcakes: Made for fatties with no friends.



What did I do to you?

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Originally Posted by philosophe View Post
+1. Sorry GT, but fried pie is gross. De gustibus non disputandum est.

Dude, come to Dixie. You'll change your tune.
post #83 of 112
Bump for a great quote from a Slate article of absurdly overfrosted cupcakes:



Why is the cupcake piled so high with frosting that you can't even bite into the whole thing?

It's symbolic. It doesn't fit into a person's mouth because it is eating-disorder food. It is food for people whose ideas of pleasure and vice are so twisted up that they can't imagine a sweet treat of normal proportions, something a person might eat two or three of (for breakfast, maybe) without feeling nauseated.

It is a cupcake for people who hate cupcakes.
post #84 of 112
Those overhyped, excessively ingredient laden, experimentally flavored cupcakes are just a fad. If you want a cupcake, ask for a simple one. If you like traditional frosting, it's ok, but try one with meringue frosting and you'll be hooked. Also, most cupcakes taste bad because you Americans like to eat your cake dry like hell, and cupcakes follow a similar recipe. Since cupcakes don't have layers of filling like cake does, the dryness is even worse. A recipe that uses heavy cream solves this problem.
post #85 of 112
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Originally Posted by D Yizz View Post
Those overhyped, excessively ingredient laden, experimentally flavored cupcakes are just a fad. If you want a cupcake, ask for a simple one. If you like traditional frosting, it's ok, but try one with meringue frosting and you'll be hooked. Also, most cupcakes taste bad because you Americans like to eat your cake dry like hell, and cupcakes follow a similar recipe. Since cupcakes don't have layers of filling like cake does, the dryness is even worse. A recipe that uses heavy cream solves this problem.

Actually we don't. I would agree that this is a flaw of many bad cupcakes though.
post #86 of 112
American pastry overall sucks tremendously. I do enjoy a good cheesecake though.
post #87 of 112
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Originally Posted by D Yizz View Post
Those overhyped, excessively ingredient laden, experimentally flavored cupcakes are just a fad. If you want a cupcake, ask for a simple one. If you like traditional frosting, it's ok, but try one with meringue frosting and you'll be hooked. Also, most cupcakes taste bad because you Americans like to eat your cake dry like hell, and cupcakes follow a similar recipe. Since cupcakes don't have layers of filling like cake does, the dryness is even worse. A recipe that uses heavy cream solves this problem.

You Puerto Ricans love to steal anything that is not bolted to the ground and rape women in your "pride parades".
post #88 of 112
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post
You Puerto Ricans love to steal anything that is not bolted to the ground and rape women in your "pride parades".

You know so much about puertoricans it's baffling. Try to learn something before defining puertoricans by what you see at those "parades".
post #89 of 112
WHY DON'T YOU TRY TO LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT THE MOIST CAKES OF AMERICA










got u there.
post #90 of 112
cupcakes are fucking amazing. I love em.

cupcakes from boutique specialty cake shops? hell no. give me some store bought cake mix and some duncan heinz cream cheese frosting and a tall ice cold glass of milk an Ill be happy as hell.
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