The cuppycake song…

I’ve loved these cupcakes for a long time…

Carnation cupcakes 1

They’re from the bakery across the road from the school where I was teaching before I retired and I used to buy them quite regularly whenever I happened to be passing by the shop.

They’ve always been sold in packs of two and one pair cost RM1.50 now. I cannot really remember but I think they used to cost a ringgit but that was a number of years back. I like the taste but of course, at that price, you cannot expect too much. As you can see, it is a bit coarse…or not really as fine as one would want it…

Carnation cupcakes 2

For one thing, I must say that they may be better than or just as good as those plastic-packed muffins that one can buy at those convenience stores like 7-Eleven and the like…and if you want anything even better, you will just have to pay for it. These butter cupcakes from another bakery cost RM1.50 each…

Aroma buttercake 1

…and as you can see, the texture is really very fine…

Aroma buttercake 2

…and the taste is a whole lot superior too – you can actually taste the butter and enjoy the fragrance but don’t forget that it is double the price of the former.

For 20 sen more – RM1.70, you can get a choice of chocolate chips…

Aroma chocolatechip cake

…or almond slices…

Aroma almond slice cake

…but it is the same cake batter so there is not much difference really in the taste.

I remember after my brother got married in New Zealand and the first time, he brought his wife home, she tried baking probably to impress her in-laws. She told me she was making some “queen cakes” but unfortunately, they all came out black. I was so tickled that I could not help laughing out loud and exclaiming, “Those must be the Queens of Spades!” She frowned furiously at me and said, “Oh! Shut up!” Muahahahahahahaha!!! I’ve always been so sarcastically mean…and believe you me, I have  not changed one bit!

Incidentally, can anybody enlighten me a little and tell me the difference between cupcakes and muffins…and  queen cakes and fairy cakes? To me, they’re all the same, more or less, and they all end up in the same place anyway. LOL!!!