Cupcake: a small cake designed to serve one person, frequently baked in a small, thin paper. As with larger cakes, frosting and other cake decorations, such as sprinkles, are common on cupcakes. You probably know the Magnolia Bakery in NY, known for its cupcake named after Carrie actress from the serie Sex And The City. When her heart was broken she took a cupcake to comfort herself. The American cupcakes, I love them.