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The Best Way to Eat a Cupcake

Updated on June 19, 2013
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Jeannie has been writing for HubPages for over 7 years. She covers a wide variety of topics—anything from hamsters to office work.


Have a Cupcake

It has come to my attention recently that people are searching for some interesting things online. Not only are people confused about how to eat a Tic Tac, people also want information on the right way to eat a cupcake. Now, I am no cupcake eating expert, but I am indeed a fan of cupcakes. I have my cupcake eating technique down and I feel I am ready to share it with the world.

I do not necessarily eat a cupcake the way everyone else does. I like to get the maximum amount of frosting on each bite of cupcake. Although this is not always to tidiest way to eat a cupcake, it is the best way to eat a cupcake... in my opinion. Since I feel I am a rather generous person, I am willing to share this exciting step-by-step cupcake eating tutorial with you. You'd better brace yourself!

Hello, cupcake!
Hello, cupcake! | Source
Swipe some frosting...
Swipe some frosting... | Source
Frost the bottom of the cupcake.
Frost the bottom of the cupcake. | Source

Cupcake Question

Will you try my cupcake eating technique?

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Exciting Step-By-Step Cupcake Dining Time

1. The first thing you want to do when eating a cupcake is to remove the cupcake tin or paper from around the cupcake. Yes, some people can make this mistake and try to eat the paper. Don't be that person!

2. I like to then take a nice deep breath and enjoy the smell of the cupcake. I just really like junk food, people... don't judge me! Obviously, this is an optional part to the process, but if you want to be like me, you'd best give the cupcake a good sniff.

3. Once I have thoroughly enjoyed the cupcake experience without starting to munch on it, I like to remove a small portion of the frosting from the top of the cupcake. Now this is when my technique becomes quite controversial! Sometimes, if no one is looking, I simply lick the top portion of the frosting off the cupcake and then take a bite of the bottom of the cupcake. If I am being watched, depending on the situation, I will swipe some off with my finger or remove some frosting with a butter knife.

4. Apply the frosting to the bottom of the cupcake.

5. Take a bite from the bottom of the cupcake! Yes, this is shocking to some, but I begin the cupcake eating process by eating the bottom of the cupcake first. Once the frosting has been applied to the bottom, eating little bites from the bottom with the newly applied frosting evens out the cake and frosting ratio. I know, this has become so scientific!

6. Once you've eaten the entire bottom of the cupcake, it is time to enjoy the rest of the cupcake that still has the original frosting on it.

If you measure out the bites and apply just the right amount of frosting to the bottom of the cupcake, you can easily get a bite of cake with frosting each time you munch on your cupcake. I am all about making every single bite of cupcake as delicious as possible.


Frequently Asked Questions

I am sure you have some questions now that I have taught you this challenging, yet rewarding technique for eating cupcakes. Do remember that practice makes perfect, so feel free to purchase or make a dozen cupcakes and devote an entire weekend to this. In the meantime, here are some FAQs to help you out:

  • What if there isn't enough frosting on top of the cupcake to spare any for the bottom?

Isn't it obvious? You are going to have to buy more frosting. You have clearly been ripped off.

  • What if I get carried away and lick off all the frosting from the top of the cupcake?

Once again, you are going to have to get more frosting. A naked cupcake is a sad cupcake.

  • What should I do if someone questions my cupcake eating technique?

Not everyone is going to be ready for such a radical new way of eating cupcakes. Be patient with them and stand your ground. One day, they may be ready to learn this innovative method of cupcake eating, too.

  • Can children learn this technique?

Of course! Teach them while they are young!

  • Can I use this technique for eating cupcakes with sprinkles or other decorations?

Yes, don't allow this challenge to ruin your cupcake eating fun. It might not be pretty, but sometimes one needs an obstacle to become a true cupcake eating expert. Everything happens for a reason. Now go out there and eat some cupcakes!

Copyright ©2013 Jeannieinabottle

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much! I must admit... cupcake frosting mustaches are the best mustaches!

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    Sally Gulbrandsen 4 years ago from Norfolk

    Jeannieinabottle - nothing like ending up with a mustache when you eat a cupcake. Congrats on your Hubbie award - thought I would stop by to say hello.

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Hahahaha... just trying to help. ;-) I am surprised so many people search for advice on cupcake eating. I mentioned this to my boss and she said she thought she pretty much had that figured out as soon as she was able to eat. Thanks for your comment!

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    Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

    Jeannie, a very thorough look at one of dessert eaters biggest problems. I think this may prevent me from crying the next time I have a cupcake and struggle with the dilemma of frosting on one part of the cake :o) You're mad!

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much for sharing my hub and for the votes! Apparently a lot of people are searching for ways to eat a cupcake on Google. I like togive the people what they want. Hehe. ;-)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    A fun read! Another hilarious masterpiece from you! I am fond of cupcakes. I never thought of sniffing it before eating it till I came upon your second step of the tutorial. Once again, an engaging hub! Way to go!

    Thanks for SHARING. Funny & Interesting. Voted up & shared on Facebook

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thank you so much! I am just simply a fan of cupcakes. Now... if I could just find a way to make them healthier!

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    Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

    This was so unique, adorable and wonderful! I truly admire your technique. Your way ensures the equal amounts of cake and frosting in every bite! You are a true cupcake eating professional!

    Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too!

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    That sounds like a great idea. I've never tried that before. I am going to give that a try one day. Thanks for sharing!

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    Valorey Salter 5 years ago from Gulf Shores

    I like to tear the cupcake in half (horizontally) and place the bottom on the top of the icing so it becomes a cupcake sandwich. :)

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    You know, that is exactly what I am here for. ;-) Thanks for checking out my hub!

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    busillis22 5 years ago

    This has solved so many of my greatest life problems!

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Haha... it is definitely an experiment worth having. Any excuse to have cupcakes is a good one. :-) Thanks for your comment.

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    Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

    I think I am going to have to do a lot of research to confirm or deny your hypothesis. My daughter's science fair is coming up, maybe this will be the experiment. One can never eat too many cupcakes!

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Oh no! I would be seriously sad if someone ate the very best part of the cupcake... the top! I guess sometimes we must learn these things the hard way. Thanks for checking out my hub!

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    drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

    What a fun topic, Jeannie. When I was a kid, eons ago, my cupcake-eating technique was to remove the top third of the cupcake with the frosting (to save for last) and ingest the rest.

    One day my sister ate the top part of my cupcake with the frosting and I learned my lesson. Now I attack the whole thing at one time. Not taking any chances! Thanks for your cupcake-eating techniques. Funny!

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Yes, who knew that many people needed schooling on eating a cupcake? Thanks for your comment!

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    Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Too funny that this is such a popular search! Great job with the topic.

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I am a very messy eater myself... I've just come to accept it. Thanks for checking out my hub!

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    Wendy Golden 5 years ago from New York

    I have to wear a bib if I eat messy things in public. I"m not sure I"m coordinated enough to follow your instructions. But if I'm ever trapped in public with a tempting cupcake - I will keep your instructions in mind. ;-) Thanks for an informative, unusual hub.

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I also prefer eating them in the comfort of my own home. I am quite a messy eater! Thanks for the comment.

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    Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

    I do love cupcakes, but always find it a challenge to eat one when in public. I'll try this, but not promising it won't end up all over me. Funny, but so useful!

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    lambservant - Oh wow, that is a tough one. Once I figure out how to do that, I will write a hub about it. I am known for dropping crumbs wherever I go. Thanks for your comment!

    Austinstar - Yes, those little cupcakes really do help with the eating process. No need for putting icing on the bottom. And yes, as far as I am concerned, carrot cake counts as a vegetable. Did you know Pepperidge Farm makes carrot cake cookies now? I just saw them today. Yummm! Thanks for checking out my hub!

    Neinahpets - Oh, I love frosting, too. I also love the cake though... and cookies... and brownies... and fudge. Actually, I have never met a dessert I did not like! I am happy you enjoyed my hub. Thank you!

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    Stephanie 5 years ago from Canada

    Oh I'm a frosting girl. Give me the frosting and you can have the cake, haha! This was really a great read; light hearted and delicious. Betty Crocker, eat your heart out!

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    Lela 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    Individual mini cakes! I get to eat the whole entire cake! Ok, so it's 450 calories. That's not too bad, right? I just can't eat anything else for lunch. Do carrot cakes count as vegetables? Oh, do say yes....

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    Lori Colbo 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

    Great tips on eating cupcakes. Maybe you can do a hub on how to eat Muffins in a car without getting crumb all over the car. I love coffee and a muffin on the go and it's aggravating when the crumbs start flying and I have to vacuum.

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much! I am happy you enjoyed my suggestions. Believe it or not, plenty of people search for "the right way to eat a cupcake" on Google. I figured I would give people what they want... and I had an excuse to eat some of the cupcakes at work! A win-win! Thanks for your comment!

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    Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Perfect timing for this hub Jeannie! I made cupcakes to celebrate my grand-twins 2nd birthday and we haven't eaten the yummy treats yet. Since they enjoy the icing the most, I'm going to add icing to the bottom of the cupcake also! You are a genius! I'm going to tell the girls that a Jeannie in a bottle suggested the idea ;)