A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 06, 2015
“What kind of cup can’t hold water?"/"A cupcake.”

A popular food riddle is:

Q: What kind of cup can’t hold water?
A: A cupcake.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2008.


Google Books
Ha! Ha! Ha! and Much More:
The Ultimate Round-up of Jokes, Riddles, Facts & Puzzles

By Lyn Thomas
Toronto, ON: Maple Tree Press
2008
Pg. 210:
What kind of cup can’t hold water?
A cupcake.

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Published on Aug 27, 2008
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5. Riddle Me This
What kind of cup can’t hold water?
- A cupcake. -

Twitter
Rose Jane
‏@vellaky
Q:What kind of cup can’t hold water? A:I’m stumped… http://formspring.me/chuffybarmed/q/571622995
7:37 AM - 20 May 2010

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Oly Grocery Outlet
‏@OlympiaGO
Bad Jke of the Day:  What kind of cup can’t hold water?  A cupcake!
10:44 AM - 23 Sep 2010

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March 6, 2012 ·
What kind of cup can’t hold water ?

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, May 06, 2015 • Permalink