julia kettley. cupcake. July 23rd , 2017.
A Little Cupcake History: What’s in a name? Well, for cupcakes, a lot! Cupcakes date back to the 19th Century where they were commonly known as "number cakes." These bite-sized cakes were accounted for according to the number of cups required for the necessary ingredients. Another theory for the origin of the cupcake name is the vessel in which the cakes were baked. Ramekins, tin or small clay cups were said to have contained the essential ingredients for cupcakes upon their initiation. Oddly enough, bakers today still choose to bake these fun treats in the same containers. Further down the line, cupcakes were referred to as "1234 cakes" or "quarter cakes" due to the four ingredients that were required for the recipe. Butter, sugar, flour, and eggs were the essential ingredients for these plain yellow cakes; a lighter and less expensive counterpart to the pound cake. By the 21st century, cupcakes have grown synonymous with birthday celebrations, particularly that of children. The small and personal size of these sweet cakes makes them perfect for children, possessing a dessert that fits perfectly into the palm of one’s hand. However, it wasn’t long before the adult scene caught onto this viral demand for a personalized cake. After a hit HBO series popularized a Manhattan "cupcakery," niche-driven cupcake joints popped up all across the globe. These treats went from simple and youth-oriented to gourmet and age-unspecified in a hot minute.
Cupcakes are tasteful at weddings. The large stands have replaced the cake. The expense is considerably less as well. Additional plates and forks are also eliminated. An accompanying napkin can be used to serve. In addition, the serving can be virtually effortless. No cake slicing or mess. Your celebrations finale will be smooth, simple, and finished nicely. You can even send home cupcakes as a favor. A great attribute to cupcake fame are the festive wrappers. Instead of foil or plain paper, they may now be color or theme coordinated. Finally, how do you produce the perfect cupcake? Unsure there is one answer. Go with your own personality or favorite flavor. Select a theme, or color, and let your creative baking begin.
Have you ever met someone who didn’t like cupcakes? The answer to that question should be obvious because these sweet treats delight everyone from young to old. Cupcakes are so admired by food lovers all around because they are sweet and delicious, as well as small and personal. There’s nothing like having a dessert that was made just for you.
Cupcakes are presently the latest trend. Personally, and many agree, I think a trend that will never die down. As a child, when we see a cupcake our eyes open wide. Take a look around you, as adults we do the same. What do I love about the cupcake? Just about everything. I love the sweet little goodness. The prettier the cupcake necessarily does not indicate how delicious it will taste. However, the presentation does come into play when choosing your cupcake to purchase at the bakery, or at a display table. The presentation at a party or event is considerably more memorable than a square or round cake that gets sliced before you take a bite.
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