There are a lot of hot political issues in the mainstream right now, but none can hold a candle to what I'm calling The Great Cupcake Debate.
My "opponent" and friend Sara (who is a cupcake baker/decorator extraordinaire) believes she should offer her clients a healthy cupcake option for children's parties. They would be lower in calorie than traditional cupcakes and probably use some form of alternative frosting, or none at all.
MY SIDE OF THE AISLE
A healthy AND delicious cupcake ranks right up there in exisitence with the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus. Nice in theory, but no actual substance.
Oh sure, you can use applesauce instead of oil and play the alternative ingredients game, but really? A healthy cupcake? I see it as either a complete oxymoron or call it what it really is: a breakfast muffin...that no one wants to eat.
I get the need to perhaps offer an allergen-free cupcake option, but a designated healthy cupcake for a kid's birthday should be reserved ONLY for children specifically allergic to delicious fun.
My people: your opinion?