By now, you have probably all seen or read the news that two cupcake “recipes” were used in an MI6 British Secret Intelligence cyberattack of an al-Qaeda e-zine. What I read several days ago and took as a bit of humor in The Guardian, a British newspaper, has now become worldwide news.
So I thought: what recipes?
Wrong. The two, specific cupakes used in the cyberattack were the “mojito cupcake” and the “rocky road cupcake.” Yes, the mojito is from Main Street Cupakes and it’s a “white rum cake with hints of mint and lime covered in vanilla buttercream with a Mojito buttercream garnish.” But, the “rocky road cupcake” is from Cupcake (Charleston, SC), and it’s “dark chocolate cake plus chocolate icing with toasted almonds.” This I found out by locating the original .pdf from the Ellen Degeneres show parodied by MI6.
What I did not find were “recipes.”
We may have to file this report of recipes from “The Best Cupcakes in America” entering the public domain under “false intelligence.”