I always love smell of hot baked cupcakes and sweetness of icing melting in mouth. not to forget, cute decoration on top when you just ‘aauuw~’ whenever you see those cupcakes. I love to bake cupcake but still newbies in decorating them.. I still need to fill up my money jar to buy collection of decorative tools (it could be expensive for best one). I can’t stop dreaming to build up my own cupcake retail when I see all the successful cupcake seller in cupcakes take the cake. cupcakes take the cake, which own by 3 enthusiast cupcake lover- Allison, Rachel and Nichelle . They write and put pictures about more than hundred cupcakes which they taste, make or share from others. I wish I could taste each of it!. lets turn back time for awhile to find out history in cupcake.

The cupcake evolved in the United States in the 19th century, and it was revolutionary because of the amount of time it saved in the kitchen. There was a shift from weighing out ingredients when baking to measuring out ingredients. According to the Food Timeline Web, food historians have yet to pinpoint exactly where the name of the cupcake originated. There are two theories: one, the cakes were originall cooked in cups and two, the ingredients used to make the cupcakes were measured out by the cup.

In the beginning, cupcakes were sometimes called “number” cakes, because they were easy to remember by the measurements of ingredients it took to create them: One cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, four eggs, one cup of milk, and one spoonful of soda. Clearly, cupcakes today have expaned to a wide variety of ingredients, measurements, shapes, and decorations – but this was one of the first recipes for making what we know today as cupcakes.

Cupcakes were convenient because they cooked much quicker than larger cakes. When baking was down in hearth ovens, it would take a long time to bake a cake, and the final product would often be burned. Muffin tins, also called gem pans, were popular around the turn of the 20th century, so people started created cupcakes in tins.

Since their creation, cupcakes have become a pop culture trend in the culinary world. They have spawned dozens of bakeries devoted entirely to them. While chocolate and vanilla remain classic favorites, fancy flavors such as raspberry meringue and espresso fudge can be found on menus. There are cookbooks, blogs, and magazines specifically dedicated to cupcakes

so for any cupcake lover, do come to cupcakes take the cake for mouth-watering cupcake!

p/s: now I’m craving for making my own cupcake..