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Not really the same as a Tootsie Pop. [Mar. 12th, 2011|01:57 pm]
Marissa Lingen
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Satisfy my curiosity, o livejournal! Please answer this poll as though the mini-cupcakes in question have been made with your dietary needs in mind (kosher, vegan, gluten-free, no frosting, whatever), and please answer how many you think you would generally eat in the course of a party that had other foods, not how many you think you could cram down in an eating contest. In case it matters, there would be five different flavors to choose from in this hypothetical.

If you'd eat more than twelve, just answer twelve and add a comment.

Poll #1717034 Mini-cupcakes!

How many mini-cupcakes would you eat for a dessert?

Mean: 3.40 Median: 3 Std. Dev 1.69
0(0.0%)
0
0(0.0%)
1
11(9.1%)
2
25(20.7%)
3
39(32.2%)
4
18(14.9%)
5
17(14.0%)
6
9(7.4%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
1(0.8%)
11
0(0.0%)
12
1(0.8%)
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[User Picture]From: jhetley
2011-03-12 08:00 pm (UTC)
Depends on the exact size of a "mini-cupcake" in this iteration. So my "4" is kinda arbitrary . . .
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[User Picture]From: freelikebeer
2011-03-12 08:03 pm (UTC)

I should read the whole thing.

My sister-in-law made a dozen red-velvet minis last week for five adults and two kids, plus as many mini-eclairs. I scaled my eats based on what everybody else ate. Three was plenty satisfying.

Five different, and compelling [ginger? mango? lime?], flavors would invite sampling one of each. I'm confident thought that if you had five stock flavors, they would be uniformly good so I wouldn't feel like I was losing an opportunity by only noshing three.
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[User Picture]From: hobbitbabe
2011-03-12 08:05 pm (UTC)

Re: I should read the whole thing.

Oh, that's a good point. More flavours means more opportunities to taste.
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[User Picture]From: hobbitbabe
2011-03-12 08:04 pm (UTC)
Is it scary that I have a lot of experience with this? I know that if there aren't an unlimited supply, but there are other nibblies, I've wished for a third when I've eaten two. And if I buy a box of six assorted ones on the way home from work, I don't eat all six but I make pretty good inroads unless dinner is already sitting there in the crockpot.
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[User Picture]From: reveritas
2011-03-12 08:10 pm (UTC)
I would WANT three, but I would do better with two. Would have to pick the flavors carefully. Would probably wind up splitting with other people. YUM.

What flavors in this hypothetical situation?
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-03-12 08:15 pm (UTC)
Chocolate, lemon, mango, apple-raisin, and white cake with either strawberry or raspberry (the person who is making that one has not decided yet).
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[User Picture]From: mamculuna
2011-03-12 08:25 pm (UTC)
But that would be three of the incredible ones no longer made by Whiskey Bits: Chipotle with Mole Icing, something amazing with Vietnamese Tea Icing, Injected with Rum, etc., etc. Just a smaller version of a twinkie would not tempt me to eat three.
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[User Picture]From: pnkrokhockeymom
2011-03-12 08:28 pm (UTC)
I would eat how many I could get away with because I really like cupcakes. But if you had five flavors I would confine myself to one of each flavor, unless eating that many made it seem like someone else at the party was going to miss out.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-03-12 08:54 pm (UTC)
Heh. If I am hosting a party, odds are very low that anyone is going to miss out on anything. Except possibly fridge/freezer/cooler space.
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[User Picture]From: pameladean
2011-03-12 08:34 pm (UTC)
I never get cupcakes, so I might go somewhat more nuts than my answer indicates, but I hope not.

P.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-03-12 08:54 pm (UTC)
We'll see!
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[User Picture]From: arielstarshadow
2011-03-12 08:40 pm (UTC)
One of each!
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[User Picture]From: batwrangler
2011-03-12 10:02 pm (UTC)
I'd try one of each flavor, provided they were about the size of the mini-cupcakes sometimes seen in grocery store bakeries: Mmmmmm!
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[User Picture]From: juliansinger
2011-03-12 11:11 pm (UTC)
I said five 'cause of the five different kinds.

But I really don't know and it would depend on, y'know, what else there was to eat, etc.
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[User Picture]From: genarti
2011-03-12 11:40 pm (UTC)
I answered two, but my actual answer is "two or maybe three, unless there were enough tasty-sounding flavors that I'd want to eat more than that to try one of each." I'm semi-picky about dessert flavors, though, and more for savory things than sweet.

From the list provided, for example, my answer remains "two or maybe three."
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[User Picture]From: ckd
2011-03-13 01:35 am (UTC)
Three but I'd probably try to score a bite (or at least a sniff) of the two flavors I didn't eat.
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[User Picture]From: cyranocyrano
2011-03-13 03:53 am (UTC)
I tagged 'zero' because I'm on a painfully low fat diet. If the cupcakes have *not* been made with that in mind, I probably can't have one. If they *have* been made with that in mind.... well, have you ever eaten a fat free cupcake?
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-03-13 04:15 am (UTC)
I have not. Thank heavens.
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[User Picture]From: suzanne
2011-03-13 06:12 am (UTC)
I do not have a sweet tooth and one traditionally sugary mini-cupcake with traditionally sugary frosting is just about the perfect size for me.
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[User Picture]From: redbird
2011-03-13 02:03 pm (UTC)
I tend to want other desserts, because in recent years my experience is that cupcakes tend to emphasize the frosting at the expense of making sure the cake itself is good. I don't expect that you would do that, but presented with a plate of cupcakes and also with (say) one of cookies and one of fruit, plus some savories, I would probably go for the cookies without stopping to think about it and remember "Mrissa made these, they won't be bland vehicles for too much sugary frosting."
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