A cupcake occupies one square and is stuck until cleared. It can be broken by making candies adjacent to it, matching a color bomb with a regular candy (or candies) next to it or through any special candy's effects reaching the cupcakes. This procedure needs to be repeated as many times as there are more layers.
Color bomb + color bomb combination can take off one layer of all cupcakes. Color bomb + coloring candy can strip all layers of cupcakes.
Destroying the last cupcake layers give you 20 points. If the last hit is candy fish or striped candies' effect, it will give you 60 points. However, the score will not show up.
About the appearance of cupcakes: One-layered cupcake only has a yellow wrap. Two-layered cupcake has a white cream layer with a yellow wrap. Three-layered cupcake has a blue cream layer on a white cream layer. Four-layered cupcake has an orange cream layer on a blue cream layer. Five-layered cupcake has a white swirl cream layer and a brown circle cream layer on an orange cream layer.