Celebrating Cupcakes – Holiday and History

There are actually many Cupcake Holidays!

I don’t think anyone is complaining about being encouraged to eat a cupcake! But did you know there are actually many cupcake holidays?

October 18th is National Chocolate Cupcake Day.
November 10th is National Vanilla Cupcake Day.
December 15th is National Lemon Cupcake Day.
December 15th is National Cupcake Day.

To celebrate, bake, eat or share cupcakes with the people around you!

Here are some recipes for you to try!

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Some Fun Cupcake Trivia

Did you know …

  • Cupcakes used to be called “Number Cakes” or “1234 Cakes” to help remember portions. (One cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, four eggs, one cup of milk, and one spoonful of soda.)
  • The first mention of a cupcake was traced to 1796, when a recipe notation of “a light cake to bake in small cups” was written in American Cookery by Amelia Simmons.
  • The first time the word, “cupcake” was used was in “Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats” in 1828 in Eliza Leslie’s Receipts cookbook.
  • The largest cupcake in the Guinness Book or World Records weighs 2,594 pounds and was made by Georgetown Cupcake at Georgetown Cupcake’s national shipping headquarters in Sterling, Virginia on November 2nd, 2011.
  • Pat “Deepdish” Bertoletti from Chicago ate 72 cupcakes in under six minutes, setting a world record according to The Gazette.
  • A new record for the Tallest tower of cupcakes was set in Chennai, India. Consisting of a staggering 18,818 cupcakes, the huge structure towered above the onlooking crowd at 41 ft 8 in.
  • A little chihuahua named Cupcake, holds the record for the world’s smallest service dog, measuring just 6.25 in in height.
  • HBO’s Sex and the City made cupcakes really trend in America after they showed bakeries such as  Magnolia Bakery in their shows.
  • As of 2021, Crumbs Bake Shop, a publicly traded business running the largest cupcake shop chain in the U.S, sadly it closed now though.
  • Georgetown Cupcake was the first cupcakery to open in Washington, D.C.
  • My Delight Cupcakery in Ontario, California, makes a breakfast cupcake made with corn cake, bacon bits and sweetcorn kernels. They top it with honey butter frosting, more bacon, honey drizzle and black pepper.
  • Trophy Cupcakes in make a magnificent Holiday Cupcake full of Christmas candies like candy canes, chocolate Santas, sprinkles and gum drops.
  • Mango Margarita, Strawberries and Cream, Black Bottom and and Butterbeer are all flavors of cupcakes that can be found seasonally at Flavor Cupcakery.

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