Cupcakes are a bit of a pain to eat. It seems like they would be great since they are small and portable. But there’s the whole issue of the frosting getting all over your lips; or all over your face if you are enthusiastic cupcake consumer. So for How-To Tuesday I will be showing you how to eat a cupcake in the tidiest way possible.
I happen to be in New York City at this moment (with my iphone for a camera. And dismal lighting.) so I’m doing a tutorial with what’s on hand. And what’s on hand is cupcakes. Particularly from Amy’s Breads. I will be happy when this whole cupcake craze is over because I find cupcakes the least satisfying of baked goods. I’ve never bitten into a cupcake andnot been disappointed. The texture of the cake is never right. I think cupcakes need a little heft and firmness. To add insult to injury, cupcakes are then topped with a small mountain of frosting made from (horrors) shortening. So vile. But as long as there are children with birthdays, we will be eating cupcakes.
Here is step one: Obtain your cupcake. Today I have Red Velvet. Does anyone not like Red Velvet cake?
Step two: Remove the wrapper. Duh.
Step three: break the cupcake in half. No need to be exact here.
Step four: Flip the bottom layer upside-down and place it on top of the cupcake. You have now made a cupcake sandwich with the messy icing in the middle. It will likely squish out when you take a bite, but a quick dab with a napkin will set things right. Much better than icing smeared on your lips which nobody tells you about the rest of the day.
Step five: Enjoy your cupcake!