21 Interesting facts about cupcakes you never knew

Who doesn’t love cupcakes? We all love cupcakes. They are simple, delicious and obviously cute. Cupcakes have already become a big deal in the dessert industry. They are winning the hearts of many people with their charms.

21 Interesting facts about cupcakes you never knew

Let’s check out some of the amazing facts about cupcakes.

  1. The first mention of a cupcake was in 1796.
  2. Cupcakes used to be baked in teacups and coffee mugs.
  3. Many early cupcakes were flavored with spices and dried fruits.
  4. Cupcakes were called "number cakes" or "1234 cakes" as they are made up of four ingredients: one cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, and four eggs.
  5. Chocolate is the most popular cupcake flavor.
  6. In England cupcakes are called "fairy cakes". They believe that a group of fairies can feast on a cupcake.
  7. Cupcakes are bigger than fairy cakes.
  8. Cupcakes are topped with more icing and fairy cakes are lighter.
  9. Cupcakes are called "patty cakes" by Australians.
  10. Any recipe that is suitable for a layer cake can be used to bake cupcakes.
  11. Cupcakes bake much faster than a normal layered cake.
  12. Cupcakes gained popularity through the cupcake shop ‘Magnolia Bakery’ when they made appearances on HBO.
  13. 15th of December is national cupcake day.
  14. 18th of October is national chocolate cupcake day.
  15. 10th of November is vanilla cupcake  day.
  16. The largest cupcake weighs 1,176.6 kg (2,594 lb).
  17. The record for eating the most cupcakes in the shortest time is 29 cupcakes in 30 seconds.
  18. The World's Most Expensive Cupcake is a red velvet cupcake, priced at $55,000, included an eight carat engagement ring in the center.
  19. "Sprinkles Cupcakes" opened the world's first Cupcake ATM in Beverly Hills.
  20. Crumbs Bake Shop is the best cupcake seller in US.
  21. 13% of the brides have chosen cupcakes rather than cakes.

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