Sunday, August 16, 2009

not so much a cupcake as a megacake

I've always thought of a cupcake as a smaller version of a regular cake, and then a mini-cupcake is, well, even smaller. But if a "cupcake" is GIANT SIZED, can you still really call it a cupcake? What's the requirement for being a cupcake anyway? (And I mean the baked confection kind, not the endearing pet name kind.)

In any case, a gigantoid cupcake has been deemed the new world's record, coming in at a whopping 1,224 pounds. Vanilla cupcake seems kind of boring to me, but at least they turned it into a worthy fundraiser.

Can you imagine what the cupcake tin must have looked like???????? ;)

1 comment:

Sherry said...

That's BIG!

I am of the theory that a cupcake is a mini cake, since you use the same recipe as cake. I think that giant cupcakes should just be called "cakes".

I thought that a cupcake was named because it could fit in a cup. So, as you are picturing the tin, I'm wondering how big the cup is supposed to be for it to fit inside.