My friend Christine commented that Pinterest made her realize that people really, really, REALLY love cupcakes. I mean, REALLY. And she’s not off the mark.
Here’s a picture of the search results for “cupcakes” (well hello there chicken potpie cupcakes….Oy!)
So this post, I guess, proves that I am not immune to this handheld cake fever. And I think really, that’s what it is that has people giving it such devotion – it’s a neat little cake that’s…ALL MINE. You’re holding it and its exactly the same as the the next one. It’s not some irregular slice that may or may not have the same stuff as the others (remember fighting over the flowers on birthday cakes? Or the cake edges because they have more frosting?). So, cupcakes are egalitarian. The same for everyone. And truly, quite libertarian. You can choose to eat it the way you want to. Lick the icing like ice cream? Go ahead. Who cares? It’s yours. It’s also eco-friendly. No need for plates or cutlery. What is there NOT to love???