Friday, October 09, 2009

175 cupcake recipes is not enough cupcake recipes

Mrs Brit, having her reasons no doubt, has been scouring Amazon for cupcake recipe books.

Martha Stewart's Cupcakes: 175 Inspired Ideas for Everyone's Favorite Treat looks like a winner, earning five star reviews from J “Cupcake Crazy” Wilden of London, and also from Ms Sonia Dioniso of Geneva, Switzerland, who writes:

This is by far the best cupcake book I own (and I own plenty!).

Which demands the question: how many cupcake recipes does Ms Dioniso need? 175 is clearly not enough cupcake recipes. Would one million cupcake recipes suffice, or is there literally no limit to the number of cupcake recipes it is feasible to amass?

12 comments:

Nige said...

It's like all those 'pizza recipe books' which are just lots and lots of different things you can put on a pizza - more pattern book than recipe book. Yer cup cake, like yer pizza, is a blank canvas, a tabula rasa - tell Mrs B to let her own invention run wild - she will create wonders!

Brit said...

In other words, follow the Nose of Your Mind, eh? Wise cupcake advice, Nige, I'll pass it on.

Sean said...

Cupcakes, that reminds me, 12.20pm time for a nice cup of tea and a sit down.

monix said...

You just wouldn't understand!

worm said...

I personally would like to see a range of Samuel Johnson themed cupcakes, or perhaps a cupcake accurately depicting the Seige of Carthage

David said...

Damn it. Now I've got a craving for cupcakes.

Peter Burnet said...

If I were a cupcake,
What flavor would I be?
Chocolate or vanilla
Swirled marble maybe


Titillating, no? OK, here's the rest of it, but be warned, the calmer souls among you may find it a tad...er...inflaming. You see, Brit, in your dry, cloddish masculinity you have completely missed the erotic appeal of the cupcake. To suggest that any number of cupcakes is "enough" is like suggesting any number of women is enough, any number of loves, any number of passions. Drink in the words of Ms. BrytEyz- Ball, Brit, and savour the fantasy of an infinite number of cupcakes.

OTOH, you can tell Mrs. Brit any more than four muffin recipes is way too many.

Brit said...

Words fail me, Peter.

martpol said...

The cupcake is craft (and worth buying a book for), while the muffin is pure indulgence.

There are really only two types of muffin: ones which are squidgy on the inside and crisp on the top, and rubbish ones. It doesn't really matter what's in them, though I have a penchant for raspberry.

malty said...

Starbucks do a muffin

When I say do......

Mrs Brit said...

'Dunkin Doughnuts blueberry muffin'. No need to say anymore more.

Gadjo Dilo said...

"There's no Limit (to the Number of Cupcake Recipes it is Feasible to Amass)" by 2-Unlimited was a classic of the genre.