The Proper Way To Eat A Cupcake

Cupcakes are our favorite way to celebrate birthdays, holidays, and other fun events, but as anyone with a nose knows, when you go to take a bite out of your cupcake, you're more likely to just get a schnoz full of frosting. So what's the proper way to eat a cupcake? 

It may seem silly to wonder about the right way to eat such a common dessert food, but changing the way you eat cupcakes can mean reducing the amount of time you spend wiping frosting off your nose, and it can also improve the frosting-to-cake ratio in each bite of your dessert. Here's how. 

The best way to eat cupcakes

Here's how to eat a cupcake the proper way (via The Kitchn). First, take off the wrapper. Then, using your fingers or a knife, cut off the bottom half of the cake part of the cupcake. Then, place that cupcake half on top of the frosting, to create a sort of cupcake sandwich, featuring two cupcake "buns" filled with frosting. 

Now, your fingers might get covered in a little bit of frosting in the process, and there will be crumbs, but once the process is complete, you'll have a cupcake that's easier to eat than when served traditionally. The first mouthful you get won't just be a big pile of frosting — instead, each bite will be balanced with frosting and cake. The top cake "bun" will also prevent that dreaded frosting-nose that you often encounter when eating a traditional cupcake. 

Behavioral food expert Juliet A. Boghossian even says that you can tell a lot about a person based on how they eat cupcakes (via Delish). According to Boghossian, those who eat their cupcakes sandwich-style "tend to be creative and resourceful," and don't care what other people think. 

Sounds promising? You might as well try embracing your creative side and making a cupcake sandwich the next time you're faced with the sweet treat.