from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small cake baked in a cup-shaped container.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small cake baked in a paper container shaped like a cup, often with icing on top.
- n. An attractive young woman.
- n. Used as a term of endearment
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small cake baked in a muffin tin
Personally, I think that the line in between a cake and a cupcake is a little fuzzy at this scale.
The only thing better than a cupcake is a cupcake with a rich cream filling.
For a fancy cupcake, the marginal cost of producing another cupcake is the cost of the ingredients in that cupcake (not the 1000lbs of butter or flour purchased in the last delivery from the supplier), plus the cost of labor required to make that cupcake (plus, if one were to quibble, the cost of things like utilities and rent required for the fancy bakery to stay open long enough to make it).
And the cupcake is the best with chocolate buttercream.
This cupcake is a chocolate mud mini cupcake with acqua blue icing and hand made flower.
My daughters always say that a cupcake is the perfect dessert.
If the pastel-coloured cupcake is the modern symbol of feminine eating, then perhaps the Pot Noodle Doner Kebab is today's totem of manliness – its manufacturer Unilever describes it as "the ultimate man-food snack".
Part of the point of a cupcake is that it is a cup-sized cake.
After some self-talk, a Clif Shot, and an amazing cupcake from the team heads at My Wife Inc.,
Swirl chocolate cake and yellow butter cake in cupcake liner.
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