Is Anyone Else Eating Their Cupcakes With A Fork Nowdays?

Lounge By MBalaska Updated 20 Oct 2014 , 9:39am by MBalaska

MBalaska Posted 21 Sep 2014 , 8:46pm
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Since discovering the light and loveliness of SMBC I've been putting on clouds of icing on my cupcakes, and I've gotten in the habit of eating the cupcakes with a fork.  Suddenly it seemed like I might be the only person doing this. Do you?

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vldutoit Posted 21 Sep 2014 , 8:51pm
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ALord no. It just slows me down!!!

winniemog Posted 21 Sep 2014 , 9:32pm
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AYes I eat them with a fork. Maybe it makes me feel more delicate...attacking the cupcake with a fork not mouth?

Anyway, I hate sticky fingers, and my kids will always "need" me the minute I want to eat something, so this way I can grab bites with a fork each time I go past!

-K8memphis Posted 21 Sep 2014 , 9:36pm
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depends on how messy it is -- i like to break off the bottom of the cupcake and make a cupcake sandwich with the icing in between the cake pieces -- course sometimes i just discard the part i break off to ramp up the icing to cake ratio :-D but you can't do that if they are filled -- i'm probably a 'no' on the fork thing

MBalaska Posted 21 Sep 2014 , 10:08pm
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis 
 

depends on how messy it is -- i like to break off the bottom of the cupcake and make a cupcake sandwich with the icing in between the cake pieces --

 

A cupcake sandwich??......you learn something new every day!!  @-K8memphis you're a walking talking cake historian.

 

I actually started loving the jumbo cakes (that I make wider than tall) as it gives me more room for lots of  Swiss Meringue ButterCream on top.

MBalaska Posted 21 Sep 2014 , 10:11pm
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I'm eating these cupcakes all by myself, and I'm not sharing.  What does it tell you when I put icing flowers on my icing swirls  LOL    A serious SMBC addiction and a fork.

 

peachy petals on a white swirl piped by Ateco tip #61.

Cevamal Posted 21 Sep 2014 , 10:18pm
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AI do the cupcake sandwich, too.

-K8memphis Posted 21 Sep 2014 , 10:20pm
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Originally Posted by MBalaska 

 

A cupcake sandwich??......you learn something new every day!!  @-K8memphis you're a walking talking cake historian.

 

 bwuwahahaha  i have the cellulite to prove it

 

Originally Posted by MBalaska 
 

I'm eating these cupcakes all by myself, and I'm not sharing.  What does it tell you when I put icing flowers on my icing swirls  LOL    A serious SMBC addiction and a fork.

 

peachy petals on a white swirl piped by Ateco tip #61.

 

 

those are pretty floswirlas er ah lovely swirlaflowsers er ah ingenious combo :)

Natka81 Posted 22 Sep 2014 , 12:36am
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MBAlaska, how did you get that deep orange color? I used  wilton candy oils colors  for my SMBC and couldn`t tint that dark color.

MBalaska Posted 22 Sep 2014 , 2:15am
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MBAlaska, how did you get that deep orange color? I used  wilton candy oils colors  for my SMBC and couldn`t tint that dark color.

 

@Natka81  first things first.......how do you eat cupcakes.......fork or fist?    ha ha ha

 

Your flowers are really nice, I'd like to get 'C' tip petals that smooth and neat, and your colors are very pretty pastel.

 

I tried the suggestion to use the Wilton Candy Oils, which are expensive BTW, and it took nearly a half a bottle of color to bring up a richer color.  Too expensive for me!!

 

So I'm back to using Americolor gels.  I put Peach gel in the normally yellow buttercream, adding gel until I got it darker.   It never gets dark, I'd have to make AMBC for dark colors.  But it must have taken about 1/3 tsp to get the peachy color that dark.  {I just had a cup of coffee and one of those cupcakes.}

Natka81 Posted 22 Sep 2014 , 2:26am
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Thank you, MBAlaska, I eat cupcakes with fork. It is neat. I find it very messy to bite a cupcake and end up with icing on my nose. 

 

Yes, candy oils don`t help much, I think because I don`t add much butter in my SMBC and meringue will tint only pastel colors.

MBalaska Posted 18 Oct 2014 , 4:19am
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Originally Posted by Natka81 
 

Thank you, MBAlaska, I eat cupcakes with fork. It is neat. I find it very messy to bite a cupcake and end up with icing on my nose. 

 

Yes, candy oils don`t help much, I think because I don`t add much butter in my SMBC and meringue will tint only pastel colors.

 

@Natka81  any luck getting darker colors?  I still can't get my petals as smooth, neat, and even as yours. I've been practicing :roll:

and I absolutely positively have to eat those jumbo cupcakes with a fork.  It's just to big for me. 

Natka81 Posted 18 Oct 2014 , 9:43am
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No luck, for darker color I will stick to gel colors.

Anyway, I have noticed that people scrape off darker colored  icing.

cazza1 Posted 18 Oct 2014 , 12:55pm
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I prefer a teaspoon.  Less chance of the SMBC escaping. 

 

Good move having the flower a much darker color that the underneath swirl.  Draws you eye away, and hence your mind, from the fact that you have twice as much buttercream. 

cazza1 Posted 18 Oct 2014 , 1:14pm
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Now, MB, we could start a great philisophical debate (like does a tree falling in the forest make noise if no-one is there to hear it), about whether or not the extra calories from the swirl of buttercream under the flower counts if your mind does not perceive them.

MBalaska Posted 18 Oct 2014 , 7:57pm
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I think that no matter what big fibs my mouth tells about the calories, the 'chubby chipmunk' cheeks would give me away.  lol

Like my photo of the 5 purple cupcakes.  There were 6, but since I have to wait till the next day to take a photo with sunlight..............well........

I made a fresh pot of Kona coffee imported from the sunny Hawaiian islands and I ate one late at night.  With A FORK.

winniemog Posted 19 Oct 2014 , 9:49am
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AMy grandmother used too say that broken biscuits didn't have calories because they fell out when they were broken in to pieces. Maybe breaking the cupcakes open with a fork or spoon means that their calories fall out too.... And I use a teaspoon to eat my desserts, because then you get lots more bites. The smaller the bite, the more of them you get!

cazza1 Posted 19 Oct 2014 , 11:57am
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After years of watching and laughing my husband has finally taken to the teaspoon as well.  The only difference is that he likes to use one with a long handle.  Not sure why.

winniemog Posted 19 Oct 2014 , 7:39pm
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AMaybe the long handle feels more manly?

Sorry, that was wrong in so many ways....who can figure men and their motivations out, honestly?

MBalaska Posted 19 Oct 2014 , 7:48pm
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Originally Posted by winniemog 

Maybe the long handle feels more manly?

Sorry, that was wrong in so many ways....who can figure men and their motivations out, honestly?

I've never been able to figure them out.  Besides they invented the spork. 

jennicake Posted 20 Oct 2014 , 4:15am
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I eat them with a fork too... everyone looks at me like I'm weird!  

cakebaby2 Posted 20 Oct 2014 , 9:05am
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I would eat them while wearing a horses nosebag Ms Alaska because they look so good.

MBalaska Posted 20 Oct 2014 , 9:39am
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 so "swirlaflowers" as @-K8memphis has named them (frosting flowers on frosting swirls) could be eaten from a nosebag he he   That would have been a good category for the poll  :P  It's good to laugh.

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