Reader: Don't blame the cupcake! Blame the bad bakers!

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Lori Midson
Kris Padalino is one smart cookie. "I have degrees in biology and math and wanted to go to med school and become an anesthesiologist," says Padalino. But she had other interests, too. "I paint, and I like food a lot," she explains, "so I started baking cakes for fun and reading up on pastry chefs, and I was so struck by the creativity of their pieces that I was completely blown away and realized that I could be stuck in a lab all day long or go to culinary school and at least learn the basics of pastry." So she attended Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco, then worked in restaurants in California before moving to Denver last year -- and winding up as the pastry chef at Bittersweet. Where she's not a fan of cupcakes.

See also: Kris Padalino, pastry chef of Bittersweet: "I despise cupcakes."

She revealed that in the first half of her Chef and Tell interview yesterday -- and the response was immediate.

Says Tiffany:

Cupcakes are awesome... tiny little cakes. The problem is most "cupcake" places make shitty ones.

Applauds Meghan:

Yay! Someone SAID IT! Thank jeebus. Can we get back to real baking now?
Kris Padalino already has. Read more about the pastry chef at Bittersweet when the second half of Chef and Tell is posted here later today.

Read the first part of the Padalino interview -- with plenty of cupcake comments -- here. And let's ice this cake: Tell us how you feel about the cupcake fad below.


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500 E. Alameda Ave., Denver, CO

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Mark Ball
Mark Ball

Aren't cupcakes for little kids and shit? Unless there's weed in them, of course.

Marc Biro
Marc Biro

blame Americans that look at food as the next fad, not very different from any other consumer market.

Jimmy Bernat
Jimmy Bernat

I had a Gigi's cupcake not too long ago and only ate about a third of it. It was 90% frosting I just couldn't handle that much frosting the cake was also way to dense for my liking . Every expensive cupcake I seem to get is exactly the same dense and over frosted . I couldn't agree with her more

Morganne Foster
Morganne Foster

I just looked up Bittersweet online... no thanks. She talks shit about $8 cupcakes, but their food looks disgustingly overpriced. I think I'll indulge in my $5 cupcakes thanks. I did enjoy her insight and wit, though!

Eric Delgado
Eric Delgado

#Krispadalino are you single? Keep on going.

Eric Delgado
Eric Delgado

#aaronleforce.... Calm down, I think some of the bitter got to you.

Aaron LeForce
Aaron LeForce

i will take a cupcake over that expensive yuppy shit they call dessert at bittersweet any day.

Mike Hymbaugh
Mike Hymbaugh

Definitely some terrible cupcakes being made. I don't eat many carbs or sweets but when I do, it better not be a dried out $6 cupcake.

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