From a box or from scratch, they’re easy to make Just mix up the batter and put in to bake
A personal treat, no sharing required In frosting, sprinkles or candies attired
Peel back the paper of each yummy delight And devour it all in three or four bites
I praise thee, Oh Cupcake, you make my heart flutter A heavenly mixture: Flour, sugar and butter
Whimsical cupcakes are a trendy product and hugely popular in the US these days. Maybe it’s because cupcakes are the perfect guilt-free dessert: Single-serving sized so there is no need to feel guilty about not sharing and just small enough so there is no need to feel guilty about eating the whole thing either. Every town has a cupcake shop or two, cupcakes are featured in movies (the main character in Bridesmaids was a cupcake artist), and there are at least three TV shows dedicated to making cupcakes, one amusingly calledCupcake Wars.
There are many websites about cupcakes as well, and that’s where the delightful cupcake’s image gets tainted. In the past few days, the AVAST Virus Lab research has identified at least five websites and blogs about cooking which are infected with Trojans, malicious script tags, encrypted redirectors, and other types of malware. As most cooks have unfortunately learned, it only takes a little bit of the wrong ingredients to really mess things up. And with avast! stopping malicious files from entering my computer, I can focus on my cooking and finding that extra-special new recipe.