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

Definition of cupcake

: a small cake baked in a cuplike mold

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New Yorkers can stop by this adorable bakery to get one of their beautiful tiny cupcakes for free. Suzannah Weiss, Teen Vogue, "7 Election Day Free Food Deals," 6 Nov. 2018 Spread cupcakes with remaining frosting and smooth. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Mouse Cupcakes," 27 July 2018 New optional color powder station, all registrants receive a cupcake. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Breathe events: Eating right, feeling well and getting moving," 8 May 2018 On the 65th anniversary of Lake Mechanical in 2011, the couple donated 6,500 cupcakes to the GeorgeFest celebration to commemorate the founding of their business. Lauren Ritchie,, "Couple who lived, breathed Eustis for decades died within weeks of one another," 28 May 2018 The Hanukkah box features red velvet, dark chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with Star of David decorations. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "8 ways to celebrate the 8 nights of Hanukkah," 12 Dec. 2017 Some savvy teams even adjusted their schedules, playing tough non-conference teams on the road and filling home slates with cupcakes, to maximize their RPI score—and odds of dancing in March. Laine Higgins, WSJ, "College Basketball Says Goodbye to the RPI, Hello NET," 14 Feb. 2019 Make the cupcakes: Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Tulip Cupcakes," 12 Feb. 2019 Katy Perry's look made for some hilarious memes on Twitter, with many fans comparing the singer's look to a tower of cupcake wrappers, a Barbie cake, and even Squidward. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "13 Grammy Memes That Will Leave You Hysterical Laughing," 11 Feb. 2019

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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 How to pronounce cupcake (audio) \

Kids Definition of cupcake

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

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