How Can I Put Smashed Cupcakes to Good Use?

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Q: I just made these delicious Chocolate Almond Cupcakes from Epicurious. They are scrumptious, but six of my 24 cupcakes fell apart when I tried to unmold them.  

I regularly use crumb-y cookies to make cheesecake crust, but does anyone have any good ideas for using smashed cupcakes (aside from eating them)?

Sent by Amy

Editor: Wow that recipe does indeed look scrumptious, Amy!

Chocolate-Almond Cupcakes with Fluffy Coconut Frosting

We are pretty non-discriminating when it comes to cupcakes; we would probably eat them out of hand. But you could also save the crumbs and use them to make cake pops!

Readers, any exciting ideas for smashed cupcakes?

Related: What Can I Do With Lots of Leftover Cupcakes?

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.