Fun Facts About Cupcakes

Food/Cooking - Dessert

By: BonnieDossKnight     23-Dec-2011

Introduction:

I admit to being powerless over cupcakes.

Cupcake History

One of the oldest, easiest cupcake recipes goes like this: one cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour and four eggs; one cup of milk and one teaspoon of baking soda. These little "numbers" cakes were baked in assorted vessels, such as: coffee mugs, ramekins or gems, the earliest form of muffin tins.

The cupcake was born of convenience because of the length of baking time needed for a regular cake, using the hearth oven. Reportedly, "Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes and Sweetmeats" was the first cookbook to mention the word "cupcake". "Receipts" was compiled by Eliza Lake in 1828. (yes - it is receipts, not recipes)

While the origin of the "cupcake" remains dubious, it makes sense that these are little cakes, which were originally baked in cups. Also, the traditional recipe (above) called for measuring the ingredients, using a cup.

Hostess Cupcakes

Who doesn't remember lip-snacking good Hostess cupcakes? Hostess brought out their cupcake line in the 1900's. The signature feature on top of each Hostess cupcake is their famous "seven squiggles", made of vanilla icing and the vanilla crème filled center.

Chocolate is the classic flavor, although in later years, Hostess introduced orange and most recently added strawberry cupcakes.

Cupcake Wedding Cake

Wedding cakes made from cupcakes are the trendy thing now. This can be an excellent DIY project for the creative bride and groom. There are many benefits from the cupcake wedding cake: your wedding cake will be one-of-a-kind; people will talk about it long after the ceremony; it will be less costly; it is easier to transport, since it can be assembled on-site and guests can select their favorite cupcakes to eat and take with.

Cupcake Business

Sprinkles Cupcakes is credited with starting the cupcake craze with its bakery located in Beverly Hills. They make gourmet cupcakes from such ingredients as: Bourbon vanilla, Belgian chocolate and their trademark "dots" imported from France. According to the Washington Post, ".most cupcake bakeries take their inspiration from Sprinkles".
If you're looking for an entrepreneurial venture, how about starting your own cupcake business? Actually, you don't have to rent a store front instead you could bake assorted cupcakes and peddle them to office workers. I know from experience of working at a desk all day, an afternoon cupcake is delightful. Some large corporations will let you set-up in the lobby to sell your wares.

In this poor economy, the cupcake business is thriving. Why? People are powerless over cupcakes!

Cupcake Party

Kids enjoy creating! What could be better fun than throwing your little lamb a cupcake party? You, or another parent, can act as master chef and let the kids mix up a basic batch of cupcakes. After they are done, let the fun begin.
Set out bowls of different toppings and give a prize to the best tasting and prettiest cupcake. If you'd prefer keeping your kitchen tidy, some bakeries offer a traveling "cupcake mobile", complete with little chef costumes and cupcake-baking supplies.
Cupcake parties aren't just for kids anymore; they are quite popular with adult partygoers. For a slightly different twist, ask your guests to make a dozen or so of their favorite cupcakes. Set up a table where the bakers can display their creations and give an impromptu speech about the cupcakes.
As hostess, you can provide flavored coffee and party favors. Nothing could be easier!




Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoy reading the fun facts about cupcakes as much as I did putting them on paper.






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