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  1. #1
    Christopher M. Guest

    Default Cupcake theory

    Cupcakes made with oil are moister than cupcakes made with butter. But does
    a less moist cupcake make one savor the frosting more? Kind of like drinking
    a coke after exercising?


    W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)



  2. #2
    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: Cupcake theory


    "Christopher M." <no-spamcm[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:yoNbk.302$9W.183@trndny04...
    > Cupcakes made with oil are moister than cupcakes made with butter. But
    > does a less moist cupcake make one savor the frosting more? Kind of like
    > drinking a coke after exercising?
    >


    No. But, all cake is good, and all frosting is better.



  3. #3
    Edwin Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Cupcake theory


    "Christopher M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Cupcakes made with oil are moister than cupcakes made with butter. But
    > does a less moist cupcake make one savor the frosting more? Kind of like
    > drinking a coke after exercising?
    >
    >
    > W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)


    I don't like frosting on cupcakes if the top is done to a nice crustiness.
    I'll take butter over oil.



  4. #4
    Christopher M. Guest

    Default Re: Cupcake theory

    Edwin Pawlowski wrote:
    > "Christopher M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:yoNbk.302$9W.183@trndny04...
    >> Cupcakes made with oil are moister than cupcakes made with butter.
    >> But does a less moist cupcake make one savor the frosting more? Kind
    >> of like drinking a coke after exercising?
    >>
    >>
    >> W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)

    >
    > I don't like frosting on cupcakes if the top is done to a nice
    > crustiness. I'll take butter over oil.


    I like butter on muffins, like corn muffins or blueberry muffins.


    W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)



  5. #5
    Christopher M. Guest

    Default Re: Cupcake theory

    cybercat wrote:
    > "Christopher M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:yoNbk.302$9W.183@trndny04...
    >> Cupcakes made with oil are moister than cupcakes made with butter.
    >> But does a less moist cupcake make one savor the frosting more? Kind
    >> of like drinking a coke after exercising?
    >>

    >
    > No. But, all cake is good, and all frosting is better.


    I found an awesome recipe for cake decorator icing on the Internet. But
    strangely it seems that I only notice the difference with other frostings
    when comparing them side by side. If most people pick up a cupcake they're
    not too concerned about the quality of the frosting.


    W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)



  6. #6
    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Cupcake theory

    Christopher M. wrote:

    > I found an awesome recipe for cake decorator icing on the Internet. But
    > strangely it seems that I only notice the difference with other frostings
    > when comparing them side by side. If most people pick up a cupcake they're
    > not too concerned about the quality of the frosting.


    I disagree. I think a lot of people eat the cupcake JUST for the sugar
    rush of the frosting.
    I am not one of them, but I know too many that do seem to prefer the
    frosting most.
    What is particularly special about this recipe for decorator icing? Can
    you post the recipe?

  7. #7
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Cupcake theory

    Goomba wrote:
    > Christopher M. wrote:
    >
    >> I found an awesome recipe for cake decorator icing on the Internet.
    >> But strangely it seems that I only notice the difference with other
    >> frostings when comparing them side by side. If most people pick up a
    >> cupcake they're not too concerned about the quality of the frosting.

    >
    > I disagree. I think a lot of people eat the cupcake JUST for the sugar
    > rush of the frosting.
    > I am not one of them, but I know too many that do seem to prefer the
    > frosting most.


    I pick off the bottom, saving the frosting for last. Not for a rush,
    but because I like frosting, it tastes good and I like the texture.

    nancy

  8. #8
    Serene Vannoy Guest

    Default Re: Cupcake theory

    Christopher M. wrote:
    > Cupcakes made with oil are moister than cupcakes made with butter. But does
    > a less moist cupcake make one savor the frosting more? Kind of like drinking
    > a coke after exercising?


    I don't like cake unless it's very moist (not wet, like tiramisu --
    moist), and I don't like frosting at all, so I wouldn't know. Seems to
    me to be a silly theory, though. :-)

    Serene

    --
    "I think I have an umami receptor that has developed sentience." -- Stef

  9. #9
    Edwin Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Cupcake theory


    "Goomba" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >
    > I disagree. I think a lot of people eat the cupcake JUST for the sugar
    > rush of the frosting.
    > I am not one of them, but I know too many that do seem to prefer the
    > frosting most.
    > What is particularly special about this recipe for decorator icing? Can
    > you post the recipe?


    The supermarket bakery will prove you true. They have cupcakes with huge
    gobs of sugar frosting on top and people buy them up. To me they look
    disgusting, but they sure sell.



  10. #10
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Cupcake theory

    Edwin Pawlowski <[email protected]> wrote:
    > "Goomba" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >
    > > I disagree. I think a lot of people eat the cupcake JUST for the
    > > sugar rush of the frosting.
    > > I am not one of them, but I know too many that do seem to prefer the
    > > frosting most.
    > > What is particularly special about this recipe for decorator icing?
    > > Can you post the recipe?

    >
    > The supermarket bakery will prove you true. They have cupcakes with
    > huge gobs of sugar frosting on top and people buy them up. To me
    > they look disgusting, but they sure sell.


    I've never been able to tolerate "bakery" icing.


  11. #11
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Cupcake theory

    On Sat 05 Jul 2008 12:00:19p, Edwin Pawlowski told us...

    >
    > "Christopher M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:yoNbk.302$9W.183@trndny04...
    >> Cupcakes made with oil are moister than cupcakes made with butter. But
    >> does a less moist cupcake make one savor the frosting more? Kind of
    >> like drinking a coke after exercising?
    >>
    >>
    >> W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)

    >
    > I don't like frosting on cupcakes if the top is done to a nice
    > crustiness. I'll take butter over oil.
    >
    >
    >


    I have never liked cupcakes, even as a child. Doesn't matter what they're
    made of.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
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    Saturday, 07(VII)/05(V)/08(MMVIII)
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    -------------------------------------------
    A small mind is a tidy mind.
    -------------------------------------------





  12. #12
    Christopher M. Guest

    Default Re: Cupcake theory

    Goomba wrote:
    > Christopher M. wrote:
    >
    >> I found an awesome recipe for cake decorator icing on the Internet.
    >> But strangely it seems that I only notice the difference with other
    >> frostings when comparing them side by side. If most people pick up a
    >> cupcake they're not too concerned about the quality of the frosting.

    >
    > I disagree. I think a lot of people eat the cupcake JUST for the sugar
    > rush of the frosting.
    > I am not one of them, but I know too many that do seem to prefer the
    > frosting most.
    > What is particularly special about this recipe for decorator icing?
    > Can you post the recipe?


    It's my personal favorite. I only use 3/4 of the sugar (1.5 lbs).
    http://www.recipezaar.com/143012


    W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)



  13. #13
    Christopher M. Guest

    Default Re: Cupcake theory

    Goomba wrote:
    > Christopher M. wrote:
    >
    >> I found an awesome recipe for cake decorator icing on the Internet.
    >> But strangely it seems that I only notice the difference with other
    >> frostings when comparing them side by side. If most people pick up a
    >> cupcake they're not too concerned about the quality of the frosting.

    >
    > I disagree. I think a lot of people eat the cupcake JUST for the sugar
    > rush of the frosting.


    That was my point.


    W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)



  14. #14
    Terry Pulliam Burd Guest

    Default Re: Cupcake theory

    On Sat, 5 Jul 2008 18:21:56 -0400, "Nancy Young" <[email protected]>
    fired up random neurons and synapses to opine:

    >I pick off the bottom, saving the frosting for last. Not for a rush,
    >but because I like frosting, it tastes good and I like the texture.


    Likewise with muffins - I save the crusty top for last. Bristol Farms
    has some *killer* muffin tops which means I can eat two muffin tops
    for the caloric price of one muffin!

    --

    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

    "Some weasel took the cork out of my lunch!"

    -- W.C. Fields

  15. #15
    Terry Pulliam Burd Guest

    Default Re: Cupcake theory

    On Sat, 5 Jul 2008 20:21:59 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    fired up random neurons and synapses to opine:

    >I've never been able to tolerate "bakery" icing.


    Tastes like soap to me.

    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd
    --
    "If the soup had been as hot as the claret, if the claret had been as
    old as the bird, and if the bird's breasts had been as full as the
    waitress's, it would have been a very good dinner."

    -- Duncan Hines

    To reply, replace "meatloaf" with "cox"





  16. #16
    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Cupcake theory

    Edwin Pawlowski wrote:
    > The supermarket bakery will prove you true. They have cupcakes with huge
    > gobs of sugar frosting on top and people buy them up. To me they look
    > disgusting, but they sure sell.


    Worse yet, they often have freaky artificial to the extreme colors in
    the whipped crisco frosting. Bleech! The only flavor is "sweet"...not
    buttery or vanilla or anything BUT sweet.

  17. #17
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Cupcake theory

    On Sat 05 Jul 2008 08:06:22p, Terry Pulliam Burd told us...

    > On Sat, 5 Jul 2008 18:21:56 -0400, "Nancy Young" <[email protected]>
    > fired up random neurons and synapses to opine:
    >
    >>I pick off the bottom, saving the frosting for last. Not for a rush,
    >>but because I like frosting, it tastes good and I like the texture.

    >
    > Likewise with muffins - I save the crusty top for last. Bristol Farms
    > has some *killer* muffin tops which means I can eat two muffin tops
    > for the caloric price of one muffin!
    >
    > --
    >
    > Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd


    You can buy "muffin top" baking pans so that all your muffins will be tops
    only.

    http://tinyurl.com/5ahjkr

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    -------------------------------------------
    Saturday, 07(VII)/05(V)/08(MMVIII)
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    -------------------------------------------
    If ignorance is bliss, you must be
    ecstatic.
    -------------------------------------------




  18. #18
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Cupcake theory

    Terry Pulliam Burd <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Sat, 5 Jul 2008 20:21:59 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    > fired up random neurons and synapses to opine:
    >
    > > I've never been able to tolerate "bakery" icing.

    >
    > Tastes like soap to me.
    >
    > Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd


    Maybe they put cilantro in it? LOLOL


  19. #19
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Cupcake theory

    jmcquown wrote:
    > Edwin Pawlowski <[email protected]> wrote:


    >> The supermarket bakery will prove you true. They have cupcakes with
    >> huge gobs of sugar frosting on top and people buy them up. To me
    >> they look disgusting, but they sure sell.

    >
    > I've never been able to tolerate "bakery" icing.


    Coincidentally, Ron made a batch of cupcakes for me yesterday.
    He made something I'm pretty sure he called bakery frosting.
    I guess he got it from the America's Test Kitchen cookbook.

    I'm not suggesting that is what you're talking about, just the name
    amused me. I gather it involves butter and heavy cream. Light
    and tasty. Of course, he sprinkled coconut on half of them
    because he likes that.

    nancy

  20. #20
    Christopher M. Guest

    Default Re: Cupcake theory

    jmcquown wrote:
    > Terry Pulliam Burd <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> On Sat, 5 Jul 2008 20:21:59 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    >> fired up random neurons and synapses to opine:
    >>
    >>> I've never been able to tolerate "bakery" icing.

    >>
    >> Tastes like soap to me.
    >>
    >> Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

    >
    > Maybe they put cilantro in it? LOLOL


    I like cilantro in salsa., but I hate it in rice. It tastes like grass.


    W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)



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