Mimi Rancatore, sister of our Scooping Blogger Gus, reminds me that there's a smart way to distribute the general, and generally welcome, excess of icing on today's boutique cupcakes, subject of my column in the current issue: Slice the (usually vapid) cake horizontally, and use the bottom as a top layer for a sandwich.

Why didn't I demonstrate this in the video? Perhaps because I was too busy snatching at the icing, which except in too-rare cases is so much better than the cake. But this is the way to have your vapid cake and eat it too.

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