Is no one going to talk about the fact that the wolves are eating fried meat??
Lol, it's Duo universe; anything is possible! Anthromorphic animals doing things humans do etc :-)
Right! I mean... you got the meanings right, but we don't usually fry them!
I'm curious about the derivation since it looks like they share the same root :-)
They do indeed have the same root. In fact, a prăji is the root of prăjitură.
It seems that a prăji means using fire (usually in fat) upon a food item to make it edible or to process it. So besides frying, it also has this deeper meaning which at some time in the past made it a good reason to label cupcakes as prăjturi. Meanwhile, with the development of modern food it seems to have lost its broader meaning.
Interestingly, I googled the word and the images that came up do not resemble cupcakes at all, but more like crumbles or squares. Still look delicious though. I'm sorry, I just love deserturi haha.
I think they used cupcake to differentiate them from tort (google images for it) which is also cake.