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Cake vs Cupcakes

  1. Cakes

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  2. Cupcakes

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  1. Jun 26, 2014 #1

    Drakkith

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    Cake vs Cupcakes. The epic battle of our era. Below, I have listed the pro's and con's of each. Which one is the the best?

    Cake

    Pro's:
    • Delicious
    • Can be cut into slices for sharing with friends and frenemies. Or even enemies.
    • Subtle fluff of cake topped with smooth icing that melts in your mouth to form a scrumptious coating.
    • Large variety of flavors catering to pallets of all tastes.
    • Available in a single-layer for simple enjoyment, or multi-layer monstrosities fit for a king's 20-year-younger mistress.
    Con's: None known.

    Cupcakes

    Pro's:
    • Delicious
    • Small size is easy on the wrists.
    • Easily share-able with friends and frenemies. Or even enemies.
    • Subtle fluff of cake topped with smooth icing that melts in your mouth to form a scrumptious coating.
    • Large variety of flavors catering to pallets of all tastes.
    • Available in micro-bite size up to multi-pound, diabeetus inducing, only-eat-one-per-week-to-avoid-death monsters.
    Con's: None known.

    Thoughts?
     
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  3. Jun 26, 2014 #2

    Monique

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    I don't like cake, nor cupcakes. Essentially they are bread:

    "Cake is a form of bread or bread-like food." source: Wikipedia

    I rather have bread :biggrin:
     
  4. Jun 26, 2014 #3
    I find these days that there is often way too much frosting on cupcakes. All the specialty cupcake makers seem to think I want 70% frosting and 30% cake and that is not so.
     
  5. Jun 26, 2014 #4

    Evo

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    Yeah, the amount of icing on cupcakes could gag a maggot. I prefer whole cakes, since less of the cake is exposed to browning while baking, cakes tend to be moister. Bakers tend to try to compensate by piling on tons of icing on cup cakes. Since I don't care much for sweets, I don't think I've had any cake for a couple of years.
     
  6. Jun 26, 2014 #5

    phinds

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    Drakkith, you clearly have WAAAYYY too much spare time on your hands :smile:
     
  7. Jun 26, 2014 #6

    Drakkith

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    I take offense to that, good sir! The issue of cake vs cupcakes is of dire importance to us all!

    Personally I prefer cake. Or maybe cupcakes... no, definitely cake. But the cupcakes... mmmmm...
     
  8. Jun 26, 2014 #7
    Warm, moist cupcakes with soft royal icing and good design sense and aesthetic. I also submit that a cupcake can be enjoyed by a single person, whereas a cake requires an entire party. Cupcakes should never be brown (unless they contain brown ingredients), dry or stiff; those have either been overbaked or contain the wrong ingredients.
    PS. The Wikipedia article intro is not entirely accurate. Cakes are nothing like bread! Although there are bread cakes that meld the two techniques, their ingredients, preparation, physics and chemistry are very different. The only similarity is that they are both baked and contain some similar ingredients, in which case, they may as well liken biscuits to broiled chicken!
     
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  9. Jun 26, 2014 #8

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    Well, if you really want to get into it seriously, then I can say that you are wrong on both counts. PIE is the thing. MUCH better than bread / cake / cupcakes.
     
  10. Jun 26, 2014 #9

    phinds

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    Speak for yourself, sir. In the absence of pies I have been know to down a 2-layer chocolate cake (sans icing) in two sittings and would not care to have shared it with anyone.
     
  11. Jun 26, 2014 #10
    I wish I didn't like cake, but I like it so much, I could probably eat an entire wedding cake for no reason at all.

    I prefer cakes, because whenever I eat cupcakes, I get frosting on my nose and in my nose and in my hair somehow. They're too tall to take a bite of without getting it all over your face. At least with cakes, I can manipulate the cake with a fork to orient it properly for mouth entry.

    Also, the wrapper on the cupcakes always makes a mess, because you have to dig your fingers into the top of the cupcake to grab the rim of the wrapper, and as you pull it off, it takes the bottom ring of frosting with it. So you can't just set it down somewhere and eat your cupcake, you have to first basically french kiss a paper wrapper to get all the frosting off of it.
    This guy knows.
    I just ate half of a pumpkin pie. I could've ate the whole thing, but I had half of it yesterday night. I didn't want to eat the whole thing right before bed, so I saved the other half for this morning.

    I can definitely enjoy an entire cake. If I had milk, I could do a cake and a half, easy.

    However, I've been trying to get those elusive six pack abs that I've always wanted, so I've had to cut down on my pies. I make one a week and take it to my friend's house. So I only have half a pie a week, basically.

    I was at Wal-Mart and they had a dutch apple pie on sale for $3. You wanna talk about willpower... I had to fight myself not to buy 2 of those. That may be my favorite pie.
     
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  12. Jun 26, 2014 #11
    Hi-five!!
    There is so much more satisfaction from a freshly home-baked slice of bread ( or two, or three, .. ) still warm from the oven, covered in butter, that appeals to all the senses, for an everlasting enjoyment.
     
  13. Jun 26, 2014 #12

    Pythagorean

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    This secret technique, handed down through generations of families before being exposed on the internet, makes cupcake a clear winner in a battle between a traditional cupcake and a traditional cake:

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    However, I've never seen an icecream cupcake so I'm hesitant to declare cupcakes the champion. Also, best of both worlds:

    http://i1.squidoocdn.com/resize/squidoo_images/800/draft_lens10453231module94880551photo_1271036419tinkerbell_cupcake_cake.j [Broken]
     
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  14. Jun 26, 2014 #13

    Drakkith

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    Pythagorean, I'll have to add a point to cupcakes after seeing your first picture above. And then deduct one for the second picture of the "imitation" cake. They may look vaguely similar, but that cupcake-cake takes the cake for being no cake at all! It's nothing but false promises and lies!!
     
  15. Jun 27, 2014 #14

    Maylis

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    I thought the debate was cake vs pie
     
  16. Jun 27, 2014 #15

    Drakkith

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    Most certainly not. Pie cannot even compare to cake, so there wouldn't be much of a thread, would there? :tongue:
     
  17. Jun 27, 2014 #16

    Evo

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    No poll?? You know lounge lizards love polls.
     
  18. Jun 27, 2014 #17

    Drakkith

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    I admit I don't know how to make a poll.
     
  19. Jun 27, 2014 #18

    Evo

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    Do you want one?
     
  20. Jun 27, 2014 #19

    Drakkith

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    I'd love one, beautiful, kind, amazing Evo.
     
  21. Jun 27, 2014 #20

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