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What's Up With Cupcake Cakes?


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What's Up With Cupcake Cakes?

MollyGee | Oct 30, 2008 10:20 AM

I'm trying to keep up with all the baked goods trends and I've been noticing a lot more photos on blogs and such of cupcake cakes. I've never encountered one in real life and I'm wondering if anyone has and how they work:

I assume that the point of the cupcake cake is that it's easy to serve - no knife needed, just grab and serve!- but how messy is that? Do they look really ugly when you pull them apart?

How do you frost the thing without the frosting falling between the cupcakes? Or am I missing something here? The edges look like cupcakes in cupcake liners, but is that an illusion? Are they really baked together?

This has been bugging me. I simultaneously can't see the point of the cupcake cake and am intrigued by it. Maybe it would make serving the birthday cake at a frantic kids' party easier...

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