One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A small cake baked in a cup-shaped foil or paper container and typically iced.
- ‘It's about being stressed out and not knowing any other way to be good to myself besides eating cupcakes with buttercream frosting.’
- ‘I'll put on a pot of tea and bake us some cupcakes.’
- ‘It was at that moment Heather remembered the chocolate cupcakes baking in the oven.’
- ‘Tuck each ball into a small candy or cupcake cup, and store them in an airtight container, chilled, for up to 2 weeks.’
- ‘To finish the chocolate cupcakes, place the reserved frosting in a small paper pastry cone and cut the tip to form a small opening.’
- ‘Bake the cupcakes in the middle of the oven until a toothpick or thin knife inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 30-35 minutes.’
- ‘For the chocolate cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and coat a 6-cup muffin pan with non-stick spray.’
- ‘Or, pour melted wax over sawdust in paper egg cartons or muffins tins lined with cupcake papers.’
- ‘My daughter and I made the reindeer cupcakes: chocolate fairy cakes with a chocolate icing and a glacé cherry for a nose and chocolate antlers, and gave them to her friends along with a Christmas card, much to their delight.’
- ‘I relished that package of cupcakes and container of milk and made it last the best I could.’
- ‘Bake for 25 to 35 minutes (25 for cupcakes, more for a single cake).’
- ‘Honestly you're not missing much else: the cupcake tasted like flavorless cake with whipped butter on top.’
- ‘Collapsing in tears, I threw the cupcake in the bin.’
- ‘Because I was baking cupcakes, I asked you if you would prefer cake, which would actually be easier for me.’
- ‘His mother baked cupcakes for Bryan's birthday to take to school, and she always helped him with his homework.’
- ‘Sometimes I bake cupcakes and then eat them.’
- ‘And increased flour and baking powder purchases during the winter suggest that Americans are baking more cupcakes, pies and bread when the weather outside is frightful.’
- ‘I like to bake cookies, but sometimes I'll do cupcakes, and occasionally muffins.’
- ‘But instead, I use her recipe for buttercream frosting and make cupcakes.’
- ‘For cupcakes, place the paper cake cases in a muffin tray.’
2US informal An attractive woman (often as a term of address).
- ‘You are wasting your time, cupcake.’
- ‘When you say you click on every level but the emotional, there aren't that many more to click on, cupcake.’
- ‘Some days it would be lovely, others princess, cupcake, sweetie, angel, anything that popped into his mind.’
- ‘Your boho look is coming along diviiiinely, cupcake.’
- ‘Don't be too sure, cupcake, because he is a consummate screw-up, and he manages to screw up.’
- ‘He didn't just shove her outside and say ‘keep me updated, cupcake!’’
- ‘As for ‘a show of gratitude,’ do not get your hopes up, cupcake.’
- ‘Edges can be smoothed, cupcake, and wine choices are why we have sommeliers.’
- ‘It's too late to rethink sharing your encounters, cupcake, because you've already done it.’
- ‘Sorry to say, cupcake, but you're the only one here.’
- 2.1 A weak or effeminate man.
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- ‘Another league game - and not a 12 th game against a cupcake nonconference opponent - is attractive to television.’
- ‘Do remember that she wrote seeking advice, cupcake, so her urges were apparently a problem - to her.’
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