Everything You Need To Know About Cupcakes

Chocolate, carrot, vanilla, or cookies and cream: whatever flavours you prefer, you can never hide the fact that apart from being incredibly cute, cupcakes are delicious! Would you sleep in a bed of cupcakes? Because I would. *winks* I wanna lay you down in a bed of cupcakes! OK, don't mind me. My sanity is kind of off this past few days. Anyway, we talk so much about cupcakes; blabber so much about how delicious and tiny it is. But could we take a moment, look at our dear cupcakes, and think about when it started. While you prepare your Homemade Hostess Cupcakes, I will tell you some facts about cupcakes.

Cupcake is basically and clearly a cake, only it is small; designed to serve one person. It is also called fairy cake and patty cake. Now thats a cute name! Fairy cake is both British English and Australian English term while patty cake is Australian English. Well, making of cupcakes are just like baking a cake too. The only difference is that smaller amount and sizes of ingredients are needed. It still depends on the number of people you are going to serve. Icing and other cake decorations can also be applied in it.

Cupcake is first mentioned in 1796 from a cookbook titled American Cookery by Amelia Simmons. In the book, a recipe notation is written: a cake to be baked in small cups. The term cupcake is said to be first mentioned by Eliza Leslie in her cookbook called Receipts. The standard recipes for baking cupcakes are flour, eggs, sugar and butter. They have different variations; some of these are cake in a mug, butterfly cake, cake ball, and gourmet cake.

So, do I still want to lie down in a bed of cupcakes? Well, nothings changed. But I'll only lie to it after you finish baking these homemade hostess cupcakes. Of course, I won't lay down with you. I won't share these cupcakes. Never. Yes, you're right. You bake, I eat. *big smile*

Now it is time for you to enjoy! The link to the recipe is found on the "Cinnamon-Spice and Everything Nice" website below.

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