Friday, May 09, 2008
"Cupcakes" versus "Cup cakes"
A cupcake, a well-loved dessert, is so named because it is a small cake the size of a teacup. In previous centuries, before muffin tins were widely available, the little cakes were often baked in individual pottery cups, ramekins, or molds. The name fairy cake is a fanciful description of its size: an appropriate size for a party of diminutive fairies to share.
(The above came from Wikipedia.)
Since Snotty had her bday party on Wednesday and I happened to be there, as well as hanging out with her yesterday post-hair-coloring, I have imbibed my fair share of cupcakes over the past few days. They have also conspired to put me into a sugar-induced haze so that I no longer am able to speak and make any sense. I just went and got a mocha in the hopes that the caffeine will assist me in my vocalization coordination, but my hopes are low.
See? I have no idea what I'm saying. I blame the cupcakes.