Is The Cupcake In Jeopardy Of Extinction?

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Say it isn’t so! Are cupcakes going to soon be a ‘thing of the past?’ More people are saying goodbye to traditional cupcakes and hello to…?

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Starbucks has begun serving cake pops and it’s got the baking community up in arms. The pops are made by crumbling fresh cake and mixing the crumbs with frosting, then forming them into a ball and placing them on a stick. To make them pretty they’re dipped into a colorful candy coating and they have caught on like wildfire.

Believe it or not they’re quickly overtaking cupcakes as the “must-have” item for baby showers, weddings, and birthday celebrations and some baking traditionalists are worried that cupcakes will become extinct.

I worry that now I have even MORE temptation….I will have one of each please!

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