A sweet treat!
A colorful visual!
A mini cake!
All these and more define cupcakes. Trending these days, cupcakes are rapidly replacing the big cakes. These cute and adorable little things have become shining stars on food tables at all parties. It doesn't need an occasion nor is it festive oriented. Cupcakes suit all moods and tastes.
Variations are something cupcakes are famous for. Name the flavour and they are there. From vanilla to red velvet, from simple to the most intricate designs, from butter icing to fondant, cupcakes rock in any form.
Sky is the limit of imagination for decorating these beauties. We present some drool worthy collection of cupcakes as a treat for you eyes and taste buds!
P.S: We will also feed you with some history and fun facts on cupcakes and of course loads of delicious recipes!
Text: Sneha M
Cupcakes have traveled a long way from 1796 to date
Some say cupcakes are traced back to 1796 but they evolved in the 19th century. They were and are still considered easy to make and time saving.
Try out our Itty Bitty Chocolate Cupcakes
The name was for obvious reasons as you get a cake in a cup. Earlier
these cakes were baked in teacups or ramekins (pottery cups) as compared
to the cupcake moulds we use these days.
Click here to make vanilla cup cakes
They became an instant hit as the measurement were easy to remember and people didn’t have to refer cookery books. One of the earliest recipes was as easy as "1 cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 3 cups of flour, 4 eggs, 1 cup of milk and 1 spoonful of soda."
They were originally called "Number Cakes" or "1234 Cakes"
Try out our chocolate cupcakes
Just like wine, cupcakes became tastier with time. It became a trend in the baking industry. With new innovative flavors to fancy designs, they have rocked the culinary world.
Have fun baking these fancy cupcakes
Cupcakes are becoming increasingly popular during weddings, replacing the traditional cakes. Why would you settle for one flavor cake when you can have multiple variations in terms of flavor, design and theme?
Did you know Sprinkles Cupcakes, California, is the first company to launch a 24/7 cupcake ATM that holds up to 350 cupcakes at one time?
Delicious eggless banana cupcake
Well, you can imagine the cupcake madness when there was a specific cupcake baking show that aired in 2010. "Cupcake Wars," a show for cupcake-baking competition.
Get the recipe of eggless chocolate cupcake
Cupcakes became super popular after Magnolia Bakery was featured on the famous TV show "Sex and the City".
Click here to make orange cupcakes
Did you know that there is a record on cupcake eating? Yes, you heard me right! And the record is of 29 cupcakes eaten in 30 seconds. Well, being bite-sized does help. Isn't it?
Make these delicious fudge cup cakes
There is no specific numbers as to how many flavors are available in cupcakes. Its huge and wide with a minimum of 500 flavors around the world and new ones discovered every day.
Click here to know more on Peanut Butter Cup Cakes
They are available from plain and simple to exotic flavors. Vanilla, Chocolate Buttercream, White Chocolate Raspberry, Candy Cane, Banana Split, Oreo Explosion, Hostess, Red Velvet, Peanut Butter, German Chocolate, Gingerbread, New Year’s Kiss are some of the common flavors.
Try Vanilla Cupcakes with Applesauce
Themes and occasions
Party themed cupcakes are a hit everywhere. Be it a birthday part or baby shower. You can see these pretty cupcakes adorning the party tables these days.
Can you believe! The world's costliest cupcake is a gourmet version decorated with a diamond ring for a whopping $55k.
It justifies the saying "Best things comes in small packages".
Last but not the least, cupcakes have their share of National importance as there have not one, but three days dedicated to them.
In the United States, December 15th is celebrated as the National Cupcake Day, October 18th as the National Chocolate Cupcake Day and November 10th as National Vanilla Cupcake Day.
Not that we need a special day to spurge on these beauties!