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Old 03-09-2011, 06:02 PM
 
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Question Are cupcakes 15 minutes of fame just about over?

Some places are just over saturated with dainty little cupcake shops. Some of them are overrated. And some are delightful.

Overall, it had a nice run but is it almost over?
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:04 PM
 
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Okay, I don't get it...cupcakes cost $1.50, for a mini one where I live...and it tasted bad. Forget it. I can buy a mix and bake as many as I want for that price, or even make some from scratch...it does not take that long.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:06 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I'm sick of the overpriced cupcake craze and I despise red velvet.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: The Milky Way Galaxy
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While I like cupcakes, I'm seeing these things sell as much as $4 for a cupcake in NYC for a regular sized one. And the store was crowded too. I bought a $3 one to see if it really was any different from any other cupcake I've ever had. Nope no difference. In fact I felt the Duncan Hines ones I can make out of the box were still the best. Not sure what all the craze and hype ever was. Do it yourself and spend under $5 all on the eggs, oil, duncan hines mix, duncan hines icing, and sprinkles and you get yourself 20-25 cupcakes.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: On a Voyage Around the Sun
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LOVE red velvet. Chicken, waffles and red velvet cake.

Take me now, Jesus!
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:38 PM
 
Location: The Milky Way Galaxy
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LOVE red velvet. Chicken, waffles and red velvet cake.

Take me now, Jesus!
Its funny because red velvet is nothing more than chocolate cake dyed red.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Its funny because red velvet is nothing more than chocolate cake dyed red.
No, they arent, the recipes are not very similar.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:41 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Some places are just over saturated with dainty little cupcake shops. Some of them are overrated. And some are delightful.

Overall, it had a nice run but is it almost over?

It really does depend on where you get them, but I don't think the euphoria will be over anytime soon. There's a franchise called The Cupcakery that caters to anyone but is aimed at the high-end crowd. Individual cakes are delicious, but overpriced. It's actually growing with locations currently in Las Vegas, Dallas, and Houston, with new stores planned. Where it goes to next, who knows? I don't think that my area (Dallas) is oversaturated with them because we have very few of them.

I love Betty Crocker and Duncan Hines, too, folks. But there's a time every now and then where a good alternative exists.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:44 PM
 
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No, they arent, the recipes are not very similar.
Really? Wow I could swear they taste exactly the same..my bad
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Really? Wow I could swear they taste exactly the same..my bad
Its ok.....scratch red velvet has buttermilk and vinegar in it......regular chocolate cake doesnt.
Real red velvet cake is heavenly, the commercial mixes and the stuff from WalMart is !
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