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.