cup·​cake | \ ˈkəp-ˌkāk How to pronounce cupcake (audio) \

Definition of cupcake

: a small cake baked in a cuplike mold

Examples of cupcake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ovsepyan customizes cake decorating and cupcake decorating classes, team-building events, and birthday parties. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2022 The trick requires ripping off the bottom half of the cupcake and putting it on top of the frosting, like a sandwich. Sabrina Weiss,, 22 Mar. 2022 After a few minutes of gorging itself on red and green cupcake frosting, the bear eventually went on its merry way, this time making a mannerly exit through an open door to the backyard. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, 26 June 2014 The cost of everything has gone up: flour, sugar, butter, eggs, even paper cups and cupcake boxes. Talia Soglin,, 29 Mar. 2022 With the best course announced last, the fried red velvet cupcake from Sills Funnel Cakes was named the best dessert of eight entries. Jay R. Jordan, Chron, 2 Mar. 2022 If baking isn't your thing, why not have a friendly cupcake decorating competition instead? Kelsey Hurwitz, Woman's Day, 11 Feb. 2022 The pint-size bakery churns out crustless versions of the custardy tart, loaves of sweet bread and cupcake-like coconut queijadas, among other Portuguese specialties. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Feb. 2022 Fox Kids Baking Championship Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman challenge the young bakers to combine a lot of small parts to create one big whole in making cupcake pull-aparts. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 14 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cupcake

1828, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cupcake was in 1828

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21 May 2022

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“Cupcake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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cup·​cake | \ ˈkəp-ˌkāk How to pronounce cupcake (audio) \

Kids Definition of cupcake

: a small cake baked in a mold shaped like a cup

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