cup·cake | \ˈkəp-ˌkāk \

Definition of cupcake 

: a small cake baked in a cuplike mold

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The event includes varied entertainment for youngsters such as decorating cupcakes or learning about animals. Sheryl Devore,, "Lunch in the Park returns to Libertyville," 26 June 2018 For the reveal, Pepin had a local bakery make cupcakes and fill the inside with pink or blue frosting. Maggie Winterfeldt Clark, San Francisco Chronicle, "Girl or boy?: Creative ‘gender reveal’ parties catch on with parents," 16 May 2018 When trans fats get removed from the food system, the companies don't stop making cupcakes. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "WHO calls for elimination of trans fat in all foods by 2023," 14 May 2018 That might seem to be a tall task for someone who has to direct and choreograph a musical about a girl who won’t stop eating pink cupcakes and ends up turning pink herself. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Marriott Theatre's 'Pinkalicious:' Silly, but honest," 11 July 2018 Their July schedule is filled with cupcakes from here on out: Texas, Toronto, Detroit, Baltimore, Minnesota., "The American League Controls the Top and Bottom Tiers of Our Power Rankings," 10 July 2018 Dozens of businesses provided runners with cupcakes, water and consulting services at a festival following the run. Marco Santana,, "onePULSE fundraiser gives runners way to help," 9 June 2018 Glass cases are filled with cupcakes and other baked goods. Devra First,, "Sweets and the city: A visit to Magnolia Bakery," 12 Apr. 2018 Unicorn cupcakes and cake pops are also available from time to time. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "6 places for over-the-top, Instagram-worthy unicorn treats in Phoenix," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of cupcake

1828, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cupcake

: a very small cake that is baked in a pan shaped like a cup


cup·cake | \ˈkəp-ˌkāk \

Kids Definition of cupcake

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

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