Originally Posted by foodguy
Originally Posted by globetrotter
next thing will be cake pops. mark my words.
actually, there was an industry survey that predicted single-serving pie was the next thing.
Hmmm... I could've sworn that the next thing, and it's already here, are macarons. There are macaron shops everywhere, and they are available in every flavor. I don't believe that you guys are still discussing cupcakes in 2011.
Originally Posted by SField
Originally Posted by D Yizz
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 American cake tends to be rich but too sweet.
Ever had a Sacher torte? How would you describe it?
Yes, both the genuine thing from the Sacher hotel and many, many variations. I would describe every one I've eaten as dense.
The problem with American deserts, like most foods American, is the overuse of sugar.