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Cupcakes
Cupcakes

Learn English: Meaning of Cupcakes

Date: Mar 15 2019

Themes: Food

Grammar: Second Conditional

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We celebrate birthdays and weddings with big, beautiful, delicious cakes. But what if you want the sweet treat and there isn’t a holiday to celebrate? Or what if you don’t want a whole cake just for yourself? A cupcake is the perfect size for when you want to bite into some sugary frosting and soft cake any day of the year.

Cupcakes have become so popular that in some cities there are bakeries that only sell the small cakes. You can walk into a bakery and see many different kinds of cupcake flavors for customers to choose from. But even if there are many choices, cupcakes aren’t for everyone. Some people think that they’re too sweet.

Marni tells Brian about how much she loves these small cakes. Find out more in today’s English lesson about this popular dessert.

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Marni

Marni

Brian

Brian

Marni:  I just passed by this amazing bakery. And the cupcakes, they were just calling out to me, “Eat me! Eat me!”

Brian:  But, Marni, it’s 9:00am. Do you love sweets that much?

Marni:  I do. I have the worst sweet tooth. I just want to treat myself. Even though, like you said, it’s nine in the morning. I could justify breakfast cupcakes.

Brian:  Desserts aren’t my thing. I’m really into salty foods. So I crave french fries and popcorn. Cupcakes just aren’t my thing.

Marni:  I guess not. I just love sugary food. A really good chocolate cupcake with some simple frosting. Just the best!

Brian:  Maybe if you topped it with bacon, I would be more interested.

Marni:  There are bacon cupcakes. And that would certainly qualify as breakfast cupcake.

Brian:  Well, then, let’s go get some breakfast.

 

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Marni has a big sweet tooth and loves cupcakes. Even though they’re actually a dessert, she wants to eat cupcakes for breakfast. She especially enjoys a simple chocolate cupcake with good frosting. Sometimes it’s difficult for her to walk by a bakery without stopping in to pick up a few cupcakes.

Brian doesn’t share Marni’s love for sweets. He prefers salty foods like french fries and popcorn and doesn’t really like cupcakes. But Brian does love bacon, and he was excited to hear that there may be cupcakes with bacon on them. He might try cupcakes after all.

Do you like sweets? Do you have a favorite kind of cupcake?

 

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luckybeeboo

China

I love chocolate cupcakes, my donky friends like to tease me and my choice. They would say: hey, check out your baby chocolate cupcake, why does it look like there is some shit on the top of it??? I dont really know you have a good taste for shit.

04:54 PM Mar 16 2019 |

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maryamnl

maryamnl

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Im not into sweet food but i like to eat cupcakes with cup of coffe in the eening.im really into salty food like french fries too.im not sweet tooth at all but i like cookies smell when i go to bakery.hahahahaha

10:44 AM Mar 16 2019 |

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moninamar

Russian Federation

i love sweets and cakes so much

11:45 AM Mar 15 2019 |

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Dominika23

Dominika23

Poland

When I was younger I totally craved every kind of sweets. I had a huuuge sweet tooth. Esspecially i couldn’t pass by ice cream neutral. But now I’m trying to not eat a lot of sweets because of gaining weight and caring about health. And to be honest, these days I often prefer french fries than chocolate. 

07:16 PM Mar 21 2015 |

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Sami Aswad

Sami Aswad

Iraq

I like to eat small cakes after having lunch , bt after i saw many people suffering from obesity and diabetes i am trying to deacrese sugary food !

08:54 AM Mar 17 2015 |

Shoba

Shoba

Sri Lanka



Sorry for my late reply, S&W. I guess I drank too much of sprite and got sick. 


I think our dear Argentine is jealous of the bond between China and India and trying to break it (just kidding). However, he is correct on one count; no one gets wild because of drinking sprite.


Take care!



05:21 AM Mar 11 2015 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

@evil-genius,


This is what I know about apples:


http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=btnews&dbid=138


Thanks to you, I found more than I had been knowing :)

10:44 PM Mar 09 2015 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

@ evil-genius,


I haven’t heard of that before, but I’ve heard “An apple a day keeps a doctor away” that’s so common. And I don’t remember that my teeth ever hurt when I was having an apple like it when I was having a bar of chocolate or a piece of cake. 

10:24 PM Mar 09 2015 |

beyani

Dominican Republic

yes, i like cupcake, my favorite one is chocolate flavor

10:03 PM Mar 09 2015 |

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lostpoem

lostpoem

Turkey

A cupcake (also British English: fairy cake; Hiberno English: bun; Australian English: fairy cake orpatty cake) is a small cake designed to serve one person, which may be baked in a small thin paper or aluminium cup


09:52 PM Mar 09 2015 |

evil_genius

Turkey

@ La Princes se de la vie



Some researchers say that apple is bad for teeth health. what do you think? B)

08:13 PM Mar 09 2015 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

Cupcakes are not so familiar here. But for desserts in general, oh yeah! Of course I love them. I like all sorts of desserts. I adore chocolate like many girls. But I’m not sure if I have this sweet tooth because my teeth are so sensetive to sugary foods, so sometimes I have to depress my desire for sugars. But I can’t keep away from them very long :)) 


After all, fruits make up for me :)) They are healthy and suitable for my teeth. And most important about them that they have natural sugars that don’t cause any harm for your teeth or your body. And they don’t put you on weight :))

08:08 PM Mar 09 2015 |

sara1234b

sara1234b

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I dont like sweets much  ...I tend to find lower-sugar options that offer something beneficial

07:37 PM Mar 09 2015 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hi Julito & Scienceboy!


Julito I will save manythings for my dear Anja also a cupcake! ;)



Scienceboy!


I will try sutlac!  :P


All Turkish meals and desserts are wonderful!


And where is Julie? :)

07:35 PM Mar 09 2015 |

ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

Great Mehtab. Istanbul is beautiful. Don’t forget to try rice pudding (called sutlac in Turkish) My Russian friend Julie loves it so much and so do I. I am sure you will love it too.

07:17 PM Mar 09 2015 |

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 julito

julito

Argentina

Hey OLA and Mahtab !! save some cupcakes for our dear friend  Buttafly ,she will loved it , our German friend is a connoissieur with  a sweet tooth . 

06:57 PM Mar 09 2015 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Scienceboy!


I have visited there few times!


The last time was 6 years ago!


I think I will travel to Istanbul this summer too! :-)

06:12 PM Mar 09 2015 |

ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

Haha, Thanks Ola, you encouraged me ;) 


Mahtab, when did you visit Turkey?

06:03 PM Mar 09 2015 |

evil_genius

Turkey

Shortly…



I have a sweet taste 


and…


you are what you eat, haha.

05:04 PM Mar 09 2015 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

When I was in Turkey I saw something very interesting!


I saw there are some  baklava pastry shops that people could sit there and order and eat baklava!


I saw everyone had a big plate of baklava with tea or …


Amazing country! ;-)

04:30 PM Mar 09 2015 |

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