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Unread 10-29-2010, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Hong Kong
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The US culinary tradition lags behind that of Europe when it comes to desserts. I never understood why do you like cupcakes or doughnuts. They are just sugar and no flavor.
I have to agree with that.
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Unread 10-29-2010, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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The US culinary tradition lags behind that of Europe when it comes to desserts. I never understood why do you like cupcakes or doughnuts. They are just sugar and no flavor. I know that even what we consider american is probably, to some extent, european. Apparently, cupcakes are famous in England and Ireland.
But try to compare these to say...canollis or tiramisu'. Or even authentic italian ice-cream.

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I purposely omitted apple pie and key-lime pie. American pie is delicious and I am addicted to it.
I completely disagree. I've tried many of these "gourmet cupcakes" and I find that the well-made ones have very nice flavors that go beyond simply sugar. The other day I had one that tasted like a mojito!

Furthermore, it seems gelato (as well as frozen custard) is becoming more and more popular around here, along with frozen yogurt (which admittedly isn't as... 'refined' as gelato, although I still find it tasty).

To each their own though.
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Unread 11-06-2010, 05:29 PM
 
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Default Georgetown Cupcakes Are Gross

Sorry, I prefer Baltimore Cupcake Co. (If they would get their store together) Has much more flavor, moist cake, a REAL cupcake
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Unread 11-09-2010, 08:43 AM
 
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Why do people stand in line for hours for Georgetown Cupcake? I think the Red Velvet cupcakes from Giant are much better.
Some of those people in the picture need to go on a diet, to be honest.
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Unread 11-09-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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Cake Love has the best deserts in DC
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Unread 11-16-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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for more butter and sugar than a cupcake should have in the first place?
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Unread 11-17-2010, 04:04 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Colonel Aureliano Buendía View Post
The US culinary tradition lags behind that of Europe when it comes to desserts. I never understood why do you like cupcakes or doughnuts. They are just sugar and no flavor. I know that even what we consider american is probably, to some extent, european. Apparently, cupcakes are famous in England and Ireland.
But try to compare these to say...canollis or tiramisu'. Or even authentic italian ice-cream.

P.S.
I purposely omitted apple pie and key-lime pie. American pie is delicious and I am addicted to it.
I agree. I routinely cut the sugar in half in American baking recipes, and I still find them plenty sweet. I don't care for cupcakes (I don't like cakes too much in general), but I love American cheesecakes, pies, and brownies. With half the sugar.
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Unread 11-17-2010, 04:10 PM
 
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how can you guys hate butter and sugar?
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Unread 11-17-2010, 04:38 PM
 
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how can you guys hate butter and sugar?
I don't hate either butter or sugar, not at all. I don't even believe they are bad for you, unless used excessively. But American cakes and pastries are just too sweet.

(On that note, I've always wondered why people add sugar to sweet potatoes??)
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