4 Levels of Cupcakes: Amateur to Food Scientist | Epicurious

Pubblicato il 15 ott 2019
We challenged chefs of three different levels - an amateur, a home cook and a professional chef - to make their versions of cupcakes. And then we brought in a food scientist to review their work. Whose cupcakes came out on top?

Check out the recipe on the ICE blog: www.ice.edu/blog/penny-stankiewicz-pina-colada-cupcake-recipe
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4 Levels of Cupcakes: Amateur to Food Scientist | Epicurious


  • Gabrielle is cute and seems like a fun person

  • Epicurious please release Gabrielle's recipe. Us students need it

  • 9:29 sorry, but cream look like a poop))

  • Stephen improved a lot here lol edit: okay lets be real, Dulce De Leche is basically like caramel. How do I know? I'm Spanish -.-

  • Pro chef: spinkles sugar on pineapple Pineapple: wait do I look like a joke to you ??

  • i have been pai mei pro chef for 67 years and i like to make my own wheat from the seed.

  • I hate how the level 2 and 3 chefs always use stand mixers, it’s like there not even baking

  • I really want that pinacolada cupcake... it looks sooooooo goooood 💞

  • Lvl 3 "If you can find the yellow handed scoop, it's the perfect amount..." Me (?Lvl 1.5?) "... Yellow is not a measure of volume or a brand. Lady, what is in your hand?!?"

  • How’d I go three of these vids without seeing Lorenzo?

  • When I saw the sous vide machine my first thought was Claire From the Bon Appetite Test Kitchen tempering chocolate for gourmet makes.

  • gabrielle has the exact same voice as brie larson

  • This level 1 chef is worse. He’s not even level 1. Sorry

  • That boozie cupcake looks amazing. Also, Penny looks so happy presenting the cupcake

  • I can't ever look at Stephen without thinking about those cheesecake pancakes

  • Level 3 uses to much sugar, everything sugar ffs

  • 1 level chef: gotta have that human touch to it 3 level: uses machine

  • Lv 1: Cheese Lv 2: Coffee Lv 3: Pineapple... I mean rum Lv 4: Nobody cares

  • Lv 1: Cheese Lv 2: Coffee Lv 3: Pineapple... I mean rum Lv 4: Nobody cares

  • Lv 1: Cheese Lv 2: Coffee Lv 3: Pineapple... I mean rum Lv 4: Nobody cares

  • I feel like Penny tried her best to say Doce de Leite but it just sounded awful, "Dôce de letche" kinda triggered me, but i kinda understand that Portuguese is hard to say when you've been speaking English for over 30y and vice versa

  • That first one looks like it smacks

  • Staff: penny youre not allowed to drink on the clock Penny: bet

  • Is it just me or does the level one chef’s cupcake look the best?

  • So stephen puts cheesecake in everything...

  • I love Rose. She is so pure and expressive omg

  • Sorry " 9 to 12 hrs"

  • Someone get this alcoholic out the kitchen 🤣🤣🤣 Looks amazing tho🤤

  • Why is no one talking about how much Gabrielle looks like Emma Watson like hello

  • what is with these level 3 chefs anyway? I mean its cupcake and it will be ready tomorrow? wtf? I want the damn thing now today not 24 hours later. these level 3 chefs make dishes that take 20 mins to prepare normally to about 2 3 days marathon. unacceptable really

    • @Regina Billotti yea I get that. 1 hour is fine but my point is the level 3 chefs always overcomplicate dishes

    • Cupcakes take at least an hour, even if you're using a mix and storebought frosting, because you have to let them cool to room temperature before you frost.

  • Stephen is just broke

  • Meow

  • Pennys last name is stankiewicz lmao

  • No lorenzo no go

  • the home cook is adorable! she seems so nice :)


  • Yo my girl Gab is back at it and she got her nails done nothing fancy just clear coat

  • y’all need to stop disrespecting my girl rose

  • Level 1: frosting covered muffins Level 2: mocha frosting covered muffins (she literally used the muffin method for her “cupcakes”) Level 3: cupcakes from heaven, give me them all!

  • I use the box mix and frosting from target. What level does that make me? 😂😂😂

  • Gabrielle's face is so priceless when she's covered in chocolate LOL

  • Beauty is nothing. Did u look at Gabriel's table while cooking 🤯

  • Can you please do one of these but with chocolate chip cookies?

  • Rose is the only food scientist I can actually listen to. Much better than the pretentious teenager and that other one they had once.

  • I love pastries but I like them lightly sweetened. Is it possible to use less sugar?

  • Dulceyy dee Leyche

  • It’s muffin time!

  • Notice the level 1's never use the stand mixer

  • Black dude is Hella funny

  • Is there ever a recipe that Penny doesn't use alcohol

  • The home cook (Gabrielle I think) reminds me of this actor but I can’t quite get it

  • Is Steven gonna put a cheesecake in the cupcakes too 😳

  • Kid: mom can you make cupcakes Mom: sure it’ll be ready in 4 days

  • Emily would use ketchup as the frosting

  • as always, level 2 seems best

  • I’m surprised Gabrielle didn’t make a Carolina ghost pepper cupcake

  • Lol from the thumbnail I liked home cook one mlre

  • Am I the person that likes the homecook more than the pro chef?

  • OK I would eat all of Stephen's with 2-3 of Penny's and then one of Gabrielle's to sober up and stay awake 2 days :P

  • Im here for Gabriel I love you