4 Levels of Cupcakes: Amateur to Food Scientist | Epicurious

  • Published on Oct 15, 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?

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Comments • 3 807

  • The Euge Food
    The Euge Food 2 hours ago

    Stephen is the best!! lol

  • Sean Martin
    Sean Martin 7 hours ago

    Biggest issue with Penny's work in this series is that it doesnt exactly lend itself to spur of the moment.

  • Eriko Jean
    Eriko Jean 8 hours ago

    4 levels of fried rice?

  • Revency
    Revency 11 hours ago

    *I LOVE that Rum !!* lolol

  • Şafak
    Şafak 18 hours ago

    Level 1 chef is hot as f*ck. lol

  • koki imamura
    koki imamura 18 hours ago

    Alright level 3, you win

  • Cypresssina
    Cypresssina 20 hours ago +1

    Field trip these people to high altitude and have some fun 😊

  • Anin Rahman
    Anin Rahman 20 hours ago

    R u even level three if it doesnt take 4 days to make

  • Eva Topala
    Eva Topala Day ago

    penny seems like a nice person ngl

  • Dhwani
    Dhwani Day ago +2

    Ngl... I would totally eat Steven's cupcake

  • -strange things-
    -strange things- 2 days ago

    Gabrielle-Today I'm gonna be adding espresso to mine
    Me-What he heck is an espresso
    ME-Oh I know

    I . Dont. Know .

  • -strange things-
    -strange things- 2 days ago +1

    The homecooked one on on the thumbnail te icing looked like pooop

  • Spideyscullen !
    Spideyscullen ! 2 days ago

    1:21 bruh she hit the woah

  • Jordi6304
    Jordi6304 2 days ago +3

    Steven "Now how can I put half of a cheesecake into a cupcake?"

  • 100k subs with no videos

    I’m eating a very sickly cake like the home cook rn lol

  • _ _
    _ _ 2 days ago +1

    What is there about 3 million calories in each cake and 3lbs of sugar...man way too much excess...give me a banana any day!!!!

  • Abhishek Karbhare
    Abhishek Karbhare 2 days ago

    man! i am in love with gabriel. she is the most beautiful girl i have ever seen in my life.

  • Woomy 10
    Woomy 10 2 days ago +1

    Stephen’s my favorite.
    It’s very unique, and I like strawberries.

  • Ameiaru
    Ameiaru 2 days ago

    protect that lvl 1 chef at all costs TT_TT

  • SimplySarah
    SimplySarah 3 days ago +1

    “Love that rum” Penny’s my girl 😂

  • Heather Trent
    Heather Trent 3 days ago

    Does anyone else hate chocolate cupcakes

  • Chloe
    Chloe 3 days ago

    I'm loving Penny's energy in this

  • Flex Af
    Flex Af 3 days ago

    Lvl 2 looks like a gourmet dump lmaoo

  • George Manson
    George Manson 4 days ago

    Level 2 and 3: I'm gonna use this special bag to decorate my cupcakes
    Stephen : I'm gonna use my *trusty spoon*

  • Ella Raz
    Ella Raz 4 days ago +3

    Everytime I see Gabrielle I’m overwhelmed with how beautiful she is

  • Jerry Kim Gomez
    Jerry Kim Gomez 4 days ago

    YAY! Rose Trout is back!

  • Chloe
    Chloe 4 days ago +1

    This episode is a dud. No Lorenzo, no Frank...no thanks.

  • Neelanjana Ghosh
    Neelanjana Ghosh 4 days ago

    They were all so yum 😍

  • Sofía Dom Gom
    Sofía Dom Gom 4 days ago


  • Gaming with Andy
    Gaming with Andy 4 days ago +4

    If Emily was here as the level 1 chef: adds ketchup as a topping

  • Putri Novitasari
    Putri Novitasari 4 days ago

    THIS is better than the video inserting 'audiennce voice' which is really annoying. Yap.

  • dlgksidiffnr
    dlgksidiffnr 4 days ago

    Level 1: strawberry fortress
    Level 3: lizard
    Level: *dog poo*

  • Jace Frederick
    Jace Frederick 4 days ago

    Stephen looks delicious

  • Michael Nichols
    Michael Nichols 4 days ago

    Now if I had 2 days to make the pina colada cupcakes I might try them...but then again, I don't like pina coladas....

  • Anna Twink
    Anna Twink 4 days ago

    Penny went to town ooooowee! Careful with that boiling sugar if you do this at home guys....

  • O Riskii
    O Riskii 5 days ago +4

    She said “yep more vanilla bean” nah I was thinking about the damn rum

  • lilly phanivong
    lilly phanivong 5 days ago

    tbh the “ amateur “ looks the best

  • The Norwegian Communist

    Where is Lorenzo?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • Georgi
    Georgi 5 days ago

    I wanna marry someone with Stephens personality

  • Chaira Gemin
    Chaira Gemin 5 days ago

    Gabriella was definitely speaking faster after eating that cupcake.

  • Kathy Fan
    Kathy Fan 5 days ago


  • Tangle Trail
    Tangle Trail 5 days ago

    So glad to see this food scientist back. Please keep her around, she seems so much more knowledgeable and engaged than the other 2

  • Farnaz Fouladpour
    Farnaz Fouladpour 5 days ago

    Penny and her booze

  • Joseph Singleton
    Joseph Singleton 5 days ago

    If you don't drink can you replace the rum with kooade . And if you don't drink coffee can you replace it with chocolate milk.

    No... A man can dream.

  • charn k
    charn k 6 days ago


  • lllll鼎lllll
    lllll鼎lllll 6 days ago

    Why level 3 is always some fancypantcy uneatable stuff

  • Francisca Santos
    Francisca Santos 6 days ago

    Gabrielle is just so sweet!!!

  • mini one.1 s
    mini one.1 s 6 days ago

    Who else thinks level 3 chief is just too extra

  • Raza Awais
    Raza Awais 6 days ago

    Gabrielle is sooo cute, think I am in love ..

  • Holy_ShushCabin
    Holy_ShushCabin 6 days ago

    Wrong, a level 1 chef wouldn't know where to start!

  • drake.
    drake. 6 days ago +3

    They all sound like they should be a level above what they're labeled as lol

  • Melody Thomas
    Melody Thomas 6 days ago

    The level 3 chef kept pulling out all types of kitchen appliances 😂😂 I love it!

  • Kiss It now
    Kiss It now 6 days ago

    Level 3....one week to make cupcakes

  • Kiss It now
    Kiss It now 6 days ago

    Heading to AutoZone for a torch to make cupcakes

  • Rocket Number 9
    Rocket Number 9 7 days ago

    Some people like cupcakes exclusively, while myself, I say
    There is naught nor ought there be nothing so exalted on the face of God’s grey
    Earth as that prince of foods... the muffin!

  • A
    A 7 days ago

    I love Penny

  • Samit Saha
    Samit Saha 7 days ago +1

    lvl1 chef: makes a nice classic cupcake
    lvl2 chef: makes a nice chocolate espresso cupcake
    lvl3 chef: literally makes a fruit into a cupcake

  • Eric Kim
    Eric Kim 7 days ago

    shes the best food scientist

  • GabeisGabe
    GabeisGabe 7 days ago +1

    stephen has redeemed himself here, big improvement from the pancakes and icecream lol

  • Isaiah and Geography

    The Amateur is Making his own Frosting this is a huge improvement also to choose my favorite cupcake was a hard choice but The one I liked best is All of them!😁This is my first time choosing them all they all looked Really good