Plush and dreamy, cupcakes are a small, yet perfect size dessert option for special occasions. From the bite-size mini to the larger jumbo option, it really is no wonder why the cupcake has become so popular over the years!
Just A Little History…
Although cake has been around since ancient times in one form or another, cupcakes are a more recent occurrence and have become a global craze. Ovens were expensive to heat 100 years ago, so reducing the size of the cakes was a more economical option. Small, individual portioning made the cupcake an easy alternative to slicing a whole cake and serving with forks.
Cupcakes first came about in America when in 1828 American author, Eliza Leslie, published a cookbook titled “Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats“. You can check out Eliza’s recipe below.
The world's first cupcake recipe-
Cut up the butter in the milk, and warm them slightly. Warm also the molasses, and stir it into the milk and butter: then stir in, gradually, the sugar, and sit it away to get cool. Beat the eggs very light, and stir them into the mixture alternately with flour. Add the ginger and other spice, and stir the whole very hard. Butter small tins, nearly fill them with the mixture and bake the cakes in moderate oven. Bake at about 325° F for about 15 minutes
Cupcakes For Special Occasions
One of the biggest trends in event planning has been the switch from serving cake to offering cupcakes. This portable option is also great for DIY event planning, as cupcakes are not challenging to make or decorate. Whether you purchase cupcakes from a bakery, grocery store, or make them yourself, cupcakes are a perfect treat to celebrate birthdays, showers, weddings, retirements, and more. They are easy to arrange on dessert tables piled high on cupcake stands or even displayed on trendy cupcake walls erected to showcase their beauty.
Making Your Own Cupcakes
Boxed cupcakes have become a thing of the past with the emergence of made-from-scratch recipes found easily on the internet. Countless food bloggers offer recipes with wide varieties of flavors easily achievable for the home baker. Vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, and lemon cupcakes are all classic flavors, but options are limitless. Trendy and exotic flavor profiles are always being developed with frostings that are equally as indulgent.
Cupcakes can be easily made at home using mini, standard, or jumbo size cupcake tins lined with paper or foil liners. This offers less mess than greasing the tins themselves. For an enhanced look, baked cupcakes can be placed inside cupcake wrappers that come in a variety of colors and designs to match your party theme.
Ordering Cupcakes For Your Next Event
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