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    21 Reasons Birthday Cake Is, And Always Will Be, Better Than Cupcakes

    Are you Team Cake or Team Cupcake?

    1. Kids have loved birthday cake for hundreds of years.

    2. Blowing out candles atop a birthday cake is the absolute best!

    3. But blowing out one lousy candle crammed into a cupcake is just kind of sad.

    4. Also, I've got it on good authority that birthday wishes made over cupcakes don't come true.

    5. It's an incredible feeling to look down at a beautiful cake and see "Happy Birthday" written on it.

    6. THIS. IS. NOT. THE. SAME.

    7. There's nothing quite like when the lights are turned low and the cake is carried into the room.

    8. Speaking of candles, part of the fun is getting one candle for every year of your life!

    9. Getting the first slice because it's your birthday makes a kid feel super special.

    10. Nobody feels special with cupcakes, though, because every kid gets the exact same thing. Even the birthday kid. Tragic, really.

    11. Putting ice cream and cake on the same plate and then eating them together is glorious.

    12. The photo opps that come with birthday cake are priceless.

    13. Cupcakes, meanwhile:

    14. Watching a one-year-old tear into a smash cake is beyond cute.

    15. This kid loves birthday cake so much he wanted to be one.

    16. Cupcakes aren't just lousy for kids' birthday parties. They're also lousy for prisoners' birthdays.

    17. Today's birthday cakes are more incredible than ever before.

    18. Cakes with photos on top are pretty awesome, too.

    19. This = Not as exciting.

    20. When baseball legend Tommy Lasorda turned 81 did the Dodgers serve him birthday cupcakes?

    21. The leader of the free world gets cake too.

    So put those birthday cupcakes where they belong...

    And serve up some cake!

    Your kids will thank you for it!