Anorexia Inducing Cupcakes
A recipe by Nicole Kirby for AP LANG MGRP
Filled with all of the pressures seen by those who develop an eating disorders, and topped with factors that seem to tip the scale, these cupcakes perfectly depict what goes into the development of an eating disorder and how society's advertisements are responsible.
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 45 min. at 350 degrees F
Ingredients for Cupcakes
Making the Cupcakes
1. Mix together Frustration, Disappointment, Self Judgment, and Distorted Body Image with the Susceptible Young Person (Macleod). The frustration and disappointment are what bring out the impressionability in the young person (Amy's Story-Anorexia). When combines with self judgment and distorted body image the flavor of the cupcakes are really brought out. This is the most important combination in the cupcakes as it is when the direction they are going to take is seen (Body Image and Advertising).
2. Add in Exorbitant amounts of Dieting and a dash of Compliments to the mixture from Step 1. Exorbitant amounts of dieting combined with compliments at the same time create a sweet sensation that causes a desire for more (Amy's Story-Anorexia)
3. Toss in Denial and Deception to the combined mixture from Steps 1 and 2. Once this is thoroughly mixed, add in concerned parents. All of these ingredients come in moderate amounts because they are simply supporting the already made mixture without changing its course (Body Image and Advertising).
4. Mix in Sense of Self Control and the mixture will be ready to bake. This ingredient is what makes the cupcakes a powerful dessert that is craved by many (Amy's Story-Anorexia). Once well mixed, place in the oven for the specified cook time.
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Macleod, Duncan. "Anorexia Bulimia Contact in the Mirror." Inspiration Room. Inspiration Room, 4 Jan. 2008. Web. 15 Mar. 2015. <http://theinspirationroom.com/daily/2008/anorexia-bulimia-contact-in-the-mirror/>.