Thursday, February 28, 2013

Icing Snobs, Don't Mock Me

Editor's note: Do put icing or frosting on a cupcake? What's the difference between the two?

I thought it would be nice to frost a cupcake that Mandy had baked. Why this sudden urge to put frosting on a cupcake? Because it was Saturday and I was going to eat it, and it's a well known fact that cupcakes taste better with frosting.

Mandy happened to wander through the kitchen in the brief moment after I had frosted the cupcake but before it made it to my mouth. The stunned look on her face stopped me in my tracks, mouth open, cupcake suspended in midair, ready to bite. It also got the attention of the kids.

"What happened to that cupcake, Dad?"

"Yeah, did you drop it?"

"No, I just frosted it. I'm going to eat it."

My kids, and Mandy, cackled with the mirth that only an icing snob can muster.


Mandy was concerned enough with my work that she made me wait (and not eat) for five minutes while she iced two cupcakes and took pictures of her icing job next to my frosting job. I'm guessing its evidence that she'll save for later when Missouri finally gets around to making mis-frosting of a cupcake a misdemeanor. In the mean time, I'm left wondering, "how nice does the frosting have to be if you're going to eat it right away?"




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14 comments:

  1. Im with you on this one Trevor, frosting doesnt taste better just because it looks better. Although Mandy's does look like it has more frosting. So, ya know, maybe it does taste better with a higher frosting to cupcake ratio.

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  2. I love that the kids asked if you dropped it. Although I agree they taste the same I know which I would choose!

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  3. bahahaha I've never iced a cupcake in my life. Apparently I frost cupcakes. Too much frosting is gross so I don't think I'd like "iced" cupcakes very much...

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  4. Finally Mandy has learned to ice cupcakes (and hopefully cookies). Her lack of icing skill has been an embarrassment to me and had reflected poorly on my mothering skills. FYI: Your cupcake was better than hers used to be.

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  5. I refer my cupcakes without icing, crazy I know but I can guarentee that my girls would not have turned yours down.

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  6. It depends how good the frosting is if it amazing Mandy's is better if it is just okay then yours. I like my cupcakes decorated fancy if it is from cupcake shop but there is a lot of over frosting with gross frosting. So I guess the answer is too your tongue but if it was gross don't tell Mandy.

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  7. I agree...it can look anyway you want if you're just going to eat it.

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  8. If I'm not shooting photos of my cupcakes for my blog then they ALWAYS look like yours. If I'm photographing them they'll look like Mandy's. I always refer to it as frosting though. Icing just sounds funny to me.

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  9. No icing snob here. My frosting would look just like yours!!

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  10. We don't say frosting at all here in the UK, it's always icing whether it's buttercream, royal, water icing etc.

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  11. More important then how the frosting gets on top is how you eat it. Whole, bottom first (my fav way) or top first.

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  12. Hey, It's a good thing you always have frosting/icing in your fridge right?

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  13. I would have frosted the cupcakes the way you did! Food doesn't have to look fancy for me! I just came across your blog today and I think it's hilarious! My own husband just wrote a post for my blog about what he thinks of my blogging habit. I think blogger husbands could have a lot to say about their wives if they got together... haha! Here's the post if you want to see what the husband of a non-craft blogger goes through...

    http://www.therandomwritings.com/2013/02/a-husbands-perspective-on-blogging.html

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