Name: Janet Wallace
Location: Southern California
How often do you eat cupcakes?
As often as I can! Every birthday I have strawberry cupcakes with sweet strawberry frosting. Throughout the year I eat other varieties, but my birthdays are all about the pink!
What's the best thing about eating cupcakes?
The icing. The thicker, the better.
What's your favorite type of cupcake?
Homemade buttery yellow cupcakes with thick and gooey chocolate frosting.
How do cupcakes compare/contrast to other baked goods for you?
If honesty is the policy around here, I have to say that there is only one sweet that equals a cupcake in deliciousness and perfection. That is a fresh Marvelous Market Brownie. Other than that, cupcakes definitely take the cake.
Is there any innovation you'd like to see made to the cupcake that would improve it for you?
I would like a magic cupcake machine. It would sit on your kitchen counter (so much more useful than the George Foreman), you would press some buttons (cake: orange, frosting: buttercream) and voila! One perfect cupcake appears.
Do you bake your own cupcakes? Or (even better) have someone who bakes them for you?
I bake my own, which means I get to lick the bowl.
What's your first cupcake-related memory?
As a child, my mom would bake cupcakes for me to take to school on my birthdays. I would frost them, load them up with sprinkles, and we'd pack them into Tupperware. The teacher would make us wait until the end of the school day, when I would finally get to pass out one cupcake to each of my classmates.
What's the most fun you've ever had with a cupcake?
On my husband's half birthdays we have half cupcakes. I bake cupcakes and frost them and then cut them in half. I remove one of the halves from each liner and put those halves into new liners. Half cupcakes=Half the Calories (except we eat the whole batch!)
Any other thoughts on the topic?
I am SO making cupcakes tonight.