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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  • Анастасия Мурашова

    Penny is amazing!

  • Moon Gu Kang
    Moon Gu Kang 8 hours ago

    I'm a level 1 chef
    I'm a level 2 chef
    War, war never changes

  • Rita Johnson
    Rita Johnson 10 hours ago

    I'm not hearing anything steven is saying because of how attractive he is......

  • Erroneous Monk
    Erroneous Monk 18 hours ago

    Beginning: Ok Gabrielle likes coffee.
    9 minutes later: Girl, you ok? I think you have a problem.

  • Meowmixx Liz
    Meowmixx Liz 23 hours ago

    where's the cheesecake
    𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲'𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻

  • Purple Haze
    Purple Haze Day ago

    1:42 "Ah! Yay!" No need to be that cute when saying two simple words

  • Rosie Daffin
    Rosie Daffin Day ago

    Surprised he didn't add half a cheesecake to his frosting

  • Edgar Time
    Edgar Time Day ago

    Lv3 cupcakes are going to put people in a early tasty grave

  • Anu Sha
    Anu Sha Day ago

    I hate when people put plastic in hot liquids, like, are you dumb?

  • Josie's Journey
    Josie's Journey Day ago

    I think I need to try one of each to determine the best... maybe two of each...

  • Amy Mifsud
    Amy Mifsud Day ago

    I love Gabrielle

  • Jannath Nabi
    Jannath Nabi Day ago

    Is that cheesecake guy?

  • Miłośnik Życia
    Miłośnik Życia Day ago +2

    The level 3 chef bragging about using all the vanilla beans is so annoying, since they're so expensive and she knows it

  • Gurasish Sidhu
    Gurasish Sidhu Day ago +1

    10:30 little hint of expresso
    adds 50 expresso products

  • Coco medina
    Coco medina 2 days ago

    penny is so beautiful

  • Craigslist Reply
    Craigslist Reply 2 days ago

    who would want a cupcake if your home cook chef looks like level 2

  • vernerviktor
    vernerviktor 2 days ago +1

    Looks Like but poopcake but it must be good

  • Ash Ketchup
    Ash Ketchup 2 days ago

    fsr lvl 2 reminds me of Zendaya

  • Natalie
    Natalie 2 days ago +1

    Level 2 is so messy.

  • Faricia Danoe
    Faricia Danoe 2 days ago

    Gabrielle reminds me of Nelly Furtado

  • intown girl
    intown girl 2 days ago


  • Kenma Kozume & BTS forever Sweet Sweet Suga

    _“ The cake is really _*_M O I S T_*_ ”_

  • Abdul Rafay
    Abdul Rafay 2 days ago +1

    Why the hell there has to be Alcohol in everything 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️?????

  • Goushia Bari
    Goushia Bari 2 days ago +2

    Gabrielle is not a Level 2 Chef, she is just a Level 3 Chef who loves Espresso.

  • Envy Art
    Envy Art 2 days ago

    Why is it always the level 3 chefs look so dead inside?

  • tansjord
    tansjord 2 days ago

    I would pay $5 for a level 3 cupcake

  • Dccrasher Games!
    Dccrasher Games! 2 days ago +5

    Penny: Every time I have a pina colata, it makes me feel like I'm on vacation
    Me: That's a mood.

  • Zachary Hazen
    Zachary Hazen 3 days ago

    Penny is *basically* my spirit chief 😂😂😂

  • Choko Kokoa
    Choko Kokoa 3 days ago

    I personally think the Amateurs cupcake looks the yummiest cx

  • Livia Wu
    Livia Wu 3 days ago

    Why is it four levels when there is only three people cooking?

  • Sergio Garcia
    Sergio Garcia 3 days ago

    I want them to try each other food you cowards also level 4 should make a cupcake 2 cowards

  • Gaia Moore
    Gaia Moore 3 days ago +2

    why is nobody talking about this precious moment.

  • David Comincioli
    David Comincioli 3 days ago

    Why did the level 2 make such a mess? Gurl you messed up my chakras.

  • Captain_ Luke
    Captain_ Luke 3 days ago

    WHO is happy that the scientist is back

  • shuruq
    shuruq 3 days ago

    6:52 bruh.. cooking the icing for 9 to 12 hours..

  • Veronica Baptiste
    Veronica Baptiste 3 days ago

    The hardest cake to make is chocolate because ppl has a lot of opinions on it and the way u make it is not what ppl like

  • William Meyers
    William Meyers 3 days ago

    If I had a high stress cooking job I think all my off time cooking would involve getting plastered as well 😁

  • marniJ Kzaman
    marniJ Kzaman 3 days ago

    am i the only one who here because of stephen cooking method?

  • robber barron
    robber barron 3 days ago

    Stephen is so wholesome

  • ya yeet
    ya yeet 3 days ago

    The level 2 chef is so pretty! 😍😍

  • trixie
    trixie 3 days ago +9

    4 levels of cupcakes..
    Amateurs, Home Cook, and Expert
    *something just isin’t right..*

  • Pradipta Boruah
    Pradipta Boruah 3 days ago +1

    I thought that instead of using the sous vide machine, she would make dulce de leche from scratch by using milk and sugar

  • Princess
    Princess 3 days ago

    I think the level 3 cupcake would taste the worst in my opinion, theres too much going on. I hate pinapple, coconut and alcohol so emm

  • Just someone
    Just someone 3 days ago

    Level 0: Cupcake mix
    Level -1: Already baked cupcake

  • 花樣年華Jinchae
    花樣年華Jinchae 3 days ago

    Off topic, but Gabrielle is beautiful

  • Butt Monkey
    Butt Monkey 3 days ago

    Finally! A level 3 chef (on epicurious) that actually knows what she's doing, doesn't act all pretentious about it, and most importantly, doesn't use stupid "health-food" ingredients (srsly, if i hear someone say "goat cheese" one more time...)
    She's like a legendary unicorn amongst posh royal horses who are only good for polo but can't ride into battle for squat XDD

  • LxvelyRose
    LxvelyRose 3 days ago

    I’m kinda surprised with the level 1 chef
    I’m level -100 💙😅

  • Obanos
    Obanos 3 days ago

    Does anyone else always rather the 1 and 2 chefs foods

  • Taqi YAK
    Taqi YAK 4 days ago +1

    Is it just me or when I saw gabriells cupcake it looked like the poop emoji, it looks tasty tho

  • Imperator titan: Ira
    Imperator titan: Ira 4 days ago +2

    Steven in every other video: honourable level 1
    Steven in this video: honourable level 4 disguised as level 1

  • Jessica Anne
    Jessica Anne 4 days ago

    Does anyone else think the level two chef looks a lot like Olivia Culpo? Either way, her cupcakes looked the best to me!

  • nessa
    nessa 4 days ago


  • Gacha Pie
    Gacha Pie 4 days ago

    Who thinks level one cupcake look yummier than level 1 and 2

  • Farand Lerony
    Farand Lerony 4 days ago

    The home cooking , she's really beautiful

  • Happy Demon Productions

    coffee cupcake
    Coffee Cupcake

  • LimeGreenNewb
    LimeGreenNewb 4 days ago

    I really wanted one of Stephen's cupcake.

  • Dianne Sophia
    Dianne Sophia 5 days ago

    Title: 4 levels of cupcakes
    Video: 3 chefs
    Pls explain to me guyz

  • EnemyViolent Gaming
    EnemyViolent Gaming 5 days ago

    You should really start including Level 0 chefs in these

    • Lemon Bee
      Lemon Bee 2 days ago

      I don't know, have you seen John? (Watch taco/lasagna 4 levels, I know he's in those)

  • hoodiewoman louisiana
    hoodiewoman louisiana 5 days ago +1

    I really like the expert chef’s style- she’s clearly having fun. The cupcake must be delicious! Or at least full of booze!! Yum!

  • Nolan Jenkins
    Nolan Jenkins 5 days ago

    How to make cupcakes.
    Step 1: Be Single.