How to Eat a Cupcake

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Introduction: How to Eat a Cupcake

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Summer time and birthday parties can pose us with many challenges, not the least of which comes in the form of the Ridiculous Cupcake.  Here I'll show you some quick cupcake kung fu to help you out of these embarrassing situations.

I love cupcakes.  I don't love frosting. But too often, store-bought cupcakes are far to dry to enjoy without the aid of buttercream. 

So how in the world is the average person expected to navigate a standard sized cupcake with a mountain of frosting precariously perched atop??  Some techniques might include taking one bite of cake, and one bite of frosting.  Another might be to try and rotate bites so as to get the perfect ratio of frosting to cake.  Inevitably, these methods lead to unintentional sugar overload or a sad mound of frosting at your feet.

Here's a technique I learned on the interwebs about how to manage a monster cupcake without tears.

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Step 1: Disrobe and Dismember

Remove all of the non-edible parts of your cupcake.  This includes the wrapping and whatever plastic whirligigs have been embedded.

Step 2: Bifurcate

Procure a knife or cutting implement of some sort, and cut that cake across the middle.

Step 3: Invert

Flip the top half of the cupcake over, sandwiching the inhuman amount of icing in between the layers of cake.

Step 4: Eat

Now you've got a perfect (or at least manageable) cupcake sandwich - even amounts of cake and icing in every sloppy bite!  While the bite itself might be larger than you're comfortable with, at least you're not left with a giant mound of frosting on a tiny island of cake that no one wants to eat.
Enjoy!

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    33 Discussions

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    dark sponge
    dark sponge

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I can't believe I've never thought of this before, now my new favorite method! 5 stars!

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    M.C. Langer
    M.C. Langer

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Ok, this is awesome!!! Audrey and you have some kind of competition? LOL!

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    lameospaghetti
    lameospaghetti

    8 years ago on Step 3

    this is the ONLY way to eat a cupcake. i have been doing it for years and years.

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    cpeterson6
    cpeterson6

    8 years ago on Step 4

    I do this all the time, but I don't use a knife to cut the cake in half. I simply twist off the bottom of the cake and plop it on top of the icing.. Most come off fairly evenly this way.

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    komecake
    komecake

    8 years ago on Step 4

    OH man.... I might need to make a midnight run for cupcakes here shortly. *Drools*

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    supertoria12
    supertoria12

    8 years ago on Introduction

    i've been doing this since i can't even remember. i thought i invented it, then in middle school i found out that one of my teachers ate cupcakes in this way. i was amazed that i was not alone, and kind of disappointed that i hadn't created a new way of eating cupcakes. i'm even more shocked that there's an instructable for it!
    oh, and the only issue i've ever had with this method is when the cupcake is too dry and it crumbles in your hands. mini cupcakes always seem to work best.

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    SeaLion
    SeaLion

    9 years ago on Introduction

    You caught me there for a moment...I paused for a while to think of how I would normally eat a cupcake...

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    Meesy7
    Meesy7

    9 years ago on Step 4

    But wouldn't the frosting explode everywhere?

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    nightninja87
    nightninja87

    9 years ago on Introduction

    oh my god! you decapitated a clown!!!! i never knew you could eat them like this till i seen it on food network the one day :)

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    guatsamosa
    guatsamosa

    9 years ago on Introduction

    kinda like eating pizza crust to point.... awesomeeeeeee :) might have to make an "instructable" for that... pretty self explanatory though...

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    darkpid
    darkpid

    9 years ago on Introduction

    This was taken from oddtodd.com, but is still a nice design.

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    scoochmaroo
    scoochmaroo

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I couldn't find it again. I knew I'd seen it on the interwebs, but I can't even find it on oddtodd now!

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    xXKawaiiGurlXx
    xXKawaiiGurlXx

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Well good thing you posted it. How terrible would it be for the world to forget the awesome cupcake sandwich.

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    bettbee
    bettbee

    9 years ago on Introduction

    This shouold be entered into the cutest instructable ever contest :-)