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ZealKnight

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Taxonomy of food (pastries if you will)
« on: September 30, 2010, 11:36:56 pm »
Me and my friend are arguing over whether a cake is the same as a cupcake or something different. In other words, if we were to create a taxonomy for food wouldn't cupcake be a subspecies if cake?

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Re: Taxonomy of food (pastries if you will)
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2010, 03:19:37 am »
Yes, cupcakes are a "subspecies" of cake. They have the same structure, contents, and cooking method. A cupcake is essentially a small cake with exterior stylization.

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Re: Taxonomy of food (pastries if you will)
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2010, 11:56:46 pm »
I thought I was gunna have a cake on my birthday, but my friend made me and my guests a bunch of cupcakes instead. They were handier because you could just eat them separately and didn't have to cut them : ). Now I have a craving for one of those expensive fancy cupcake shops. *drools*