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A cupcake is a small cake designed to serve one person, which may be baked in a small thin paper or aluminum cup. As with larger cakes, frosting and other cake decorations such as fruit and candy may be applied.
- patty cake:
n (uncountable) A children's clapping game, played while reciting a rhyme about baking a cake.
n (countable, Australia) A cupcake or fairy cake.