Cake Mixes or Cupcake Mixes?
Is the only difference between a ‘cake’ and a ‘cupcake’ the wrapper?
I’ll tell you why I’m asking. I am probably 50/50 on making cupcakes from scratch and making cupcakes from a box. But, now that I’m blogging, I’m rethinking everything.
So, when I pulled out a Pillsbury box from my cupboard, I noticed the picture of the cake. It took me to the baking aisle at my local Wegman’s grocery store, where I found that every box mix pictures a cake. There wasn’t a single cupcake promo among them. And, on the Pillsbury website, they don’t even list their cake mixes and frostings among their products.
Pursuing this further, I found a poll on Quibblo of whether a cupcake and a cake are the same thing, but only 9 people have answered (8 yes, 1 no). WikiAnswers wasn’t much of an analysis.
And, while doing my research, I bumped into this: the world’s record for a cupcake is 150.7 pounds! Now how is that still a ‘cupcake’?