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August 16, 2011
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BrrRRRRRRrrr. It’s been snowing for the past few days here in Toastieville, so I’ve decided the cold weather is the perfect excuse for comfort food. And what could be more comforting than a cupcake?

Only a CUPCAKE TOASTIE, that’s what!

Now, it doesn’t take a genius to guess what led me to purchase this particular cupcake. It glitters. Oooooh. I can’t walk past any use of edible glitter, and I strongly believe it is an ingredient much lacking in contemporary cookery.



Ladies and gentlemen, we may also witness something of a world-first here today. I believe this may be the first toastie ever made with glitter. Truly, this is ground-breaking research.

Drum roll please. Let’s toast this baby!

Making toasties is a highly complex scientific process and there’s a lot of technical lingo associated with it.

For example, we Toastie Experts refer to this particular stage of the toasting procedure as ‘smooshing‘.

As in, “the cupcake was quickly smooshed when the lid of the toastie maker went down”.

Try using it in a sentence today.

Okay, now we’re getting to the good stuff – the icing starts to melt and as it leaks onto the toastie maker it crystallises, and turns all gooey and fudgey and awesome.


Mmm, fudgey leakage. Please note the attractive shades of pink from the melted fondant hearts.

Toasting procedure complete, now for some excavation to find out what happened to the glitter.

As we can see, the glitter coped admirably with being toasted. It looks as sparkly as ever and doesn’t show any signs of deterioration. Huzzah!

I foresee great potential here for further exploration of the glitter-toastie genre. Oh yes.

Even the obligatory cross-section is sparkly. Aw.

And as for the rest of the cupcake inside, it was a glorious sight to behold and to eat. The icing and fondant hearts had melted into the cake, and turned it all into a steaming, deliciously moist, pudding-like taste EXPLOSION. This is, quite simply, one of the best toasties I have ever had the good fortune to encounter.


Toastability5/5, super easy to make, in fact the hardest part of this whole experiment was choosing which cupcake to toast.

Taste – 5/5,  to quote the Internet, “NOM”. This made a damn fine toastie and I encourage all toastie enthusiasts to go forth and TOAST CUPCAKES. You know you want to.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 23, 2012 1:15 am

    Looks super, super tasty. Time to defile the work sandwich press!


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