Who doesn’t love a cupcake, a succulent, almost bite-sized piece of loveliness? We as humans have enjoyed cupcakes since the 1800’s. In fact, cupcakes came from a baker who wanted to make a smaller cake that was easier to handle instead of the traditional, large 3 tier cakes of the day. The baker? Amelia Simmons, in 1796, wrote the recipe for a “light cake to bake in small cups” for the cookbook, American Cookery. The “cup cake” was a huge success. A delight to the women of the time who were tired of making large cakes for small celebrations, such as a child’s birthday. Baking a small cake in a teacup or ramekin was also more economical for many families.
Since their inception, cupcakes have taken over the world. Today you can find any type of cupcake you desire. Frosting filled, bacon covered, vegan, the world is your oyster when it comes to the cupcake. So, on this National Cupcake Day, enjoy! And here’s a tip from your friendly cupcake lover, if you take the cupcake’s bottom off and place it on the top, you get a cupcake sandwich!
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