Artie admitted he was upset that he wasn't able to have cupcake this morning, and insisted one wasn't going to hurt him. Upon hearing that, Howard said he'd get Artie a cupcake, adding that, even though Janice claimed she'd have sex with him, all he was thinking about was food.
This led Artie to mention he spoke to Dana briefly following the death of Jim Florentine's girlfriend, and that they had "a cordial conversation."
Benjy then brought in the cupcakes, and joked that one of them had something "done to it," which caused Artie to change his mind eating one. Gary assured him that Benjy was joking though and even went so far as to eat his third cupcake of the morning to prove it. So Artie ate one too.