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Monday
Mar122012

Sweet Find: How to Eat a Cupcake by Meg Donohue

Recently I received a review copy of How to Eat a Cupcake, a novel by Meg Donohue.

It features an engaging story of friendship, the trials that come with growing up...and, most importantly, a lot of cupcakes.

For me, though, one of the most beautifully written passages was directly related to "How to eat a cupcake": 

I had, I'll admit, effected a certain style--a method, if you will--of cupcake eating. To begin, you remove the cupcake liner carefully so as to not unnecessarily crumble the cake, and set it aside. You then turn the cupcake slowly in your hand, taking bites along the line where cake meets icing, your mouth filling with the perfect combination of both components. Once you've come  full circle, you gently twist off the bottom half inch of cake, a move that takes considerable finesse and leaves a delicate sliver of cake--the ideal size for lying flat on your tongue and allowing it to slowly dissolve, building anticipation for that final bite. To finish, you are left with the center cylinder of cake and icing, the cupcakes very heart, someteimes filled with a surprising burst of custard or jam or mousse, sometimes not, but always, always the most moist, flavorful bite of the entire cupcake. Take a breath before diving into that final, perfect bite; it is to be savored for as long as possible. Finally, of course, you scavenge the crumbs from the cupcake liner you set aside during step one, then ball the liner into your fist and overhand it into the nearest receptacle. Make the shot? You get another cupcake.

They say "write what you know" and that is proof enough for me that this was written by a true cupcake lover!

For the book tour dates, visit Cupcakes Take the Cake!

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