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*sounds alarms* Figured it out..THE MInI CuPCake!

So I went back to review the history of the cupcake (pls see below..you’re welcome) really wanting to understand if the Mini.  My first thought was some skinny person decided they would create the Mini to limit themselves – shorely they haven’t had a Naticake, downtown Franklin, TN.. today I discovered the Mini Nati. 

NOW WAS THE TIME –  I HAD to figure this Mini out…drum roll please….the Mini was created so you can have a selection of MANY cupcakes all at once!  NOW THATS GENIUS..now you aren’t limited to 1 cupcake or the cupcake split (I will neva understand this one) the Mini allows everyone to have many cupcakes and nobody has to share!  YIPPPPIEEEEEEE!!

Eat on my little cupcake friends! 

A Little CupCakE HiStOry!

The term ‘cupcake’ is first mentioned in E. Leslie’s ‘Receipts’ of 1828. Breaking with tradition of weighing ingredients at this time they ingredients began to be measured in cups. According to “Baking in America” by Greg Patent, this was revolutionary because of the tremendous time it saved in the kitchen. “The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America.” explains that the cup name had a double meaning because of the practice of baking in small containers — including tea cups.

Cups were convenient because hearth ovens took a long time to bake large cakes. Gem pans, early muffin tins, were common in households around the turn of the 20th Century and cupcakes were baked directly in these. Throughout the 1900’s cupcakes became popular kids treats partly due to their ease in baking. In the early 1900’s Hostess introduced the snack cupcake, but it didn’t become the Hostess Cupcake we know today until the 1950’s.

Many people associate cupcakes with the popularity of homemaking of the 1950’s and 60’s although this is an myth. Cupcakes were no more popular during that time period then they are today. More likely is that adults associate cupcakes with memories from their childhood. What is different today is that cupcakes have gone crazy. Traditionally they have been made for children in basic flavors. Today the cupcake has gone gourmet and is playful, hip and glamorous.  This craze is here to stay.

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2 responses

  1. Hi fellow cake lover! I just started a cake blog and was going to give Fiddle cakes a shout out…. you came up in google image search so I hope you don’t mind that I snagged a picture from your blog. Can’t wait to read more here though. 🙂 I’d love to get to know more like minded cake-ers! Again, hope you don’t mind. I’ll make sure to link to your blog.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:06 pm

  2. Do IT..for the love of cupcakes..no problem and anytime! Thank you very kindly for asking and saying hello! stay tuned…this is gettin GOOD! MUAH!

    February 18, 2010 at 8:24 pm

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