When the first bakery was established in the early 2000s, it brought cupcake culture to London in a huge manner. Their initial clients had no idea what velvet cupcakes were, and there were a lot of queries about if a cupcake, a fairy cake, or a muffin were the same thing. This article feels obligated to provide background on our all-time favorite baked good: the cupcakes.
Londoners were familiar with fairy cakes, and it took them some time to acclimate to the larger sponges and ample frosting. However, they quickly realized that bigger was better, and the cupcake was here to stay. While cake has been around in some shape or another since ancient times, cupcakes were invented in America.
The first mention of a cake to be baked in small cups rather than a layer cake is likely to have. The word ‘cupcake’ is thought to have originally appeared in a cookbook called ‘Receipts’ by the 19th-century American author named Eliza Leslie. It’s conceivable that ‘cupcakes’ was also a reference to measuring techniques, with some cakes, such as pound cakes, being distinguished by their measurements to make them easy to recall by volume.
Cake mixture may be baked into nearly any shape, as we know from many-shaped novelty cake tins. Cup-shaped cakes were most likely first made in small teacups, ceramic cups, or ramekins rather than a specifically designed tin or paper case. Like many other foods, cakes were able to travel because of developments in food technology. When American baking business Hostess debuted a single-portioned ‘CupCake’ as a snack cake in 1919, commercially available cupcakes first appeared. The first cupcake-only bakery opened in America, and many bakeries delivered cupcakes to London not long after, selling out on the first day. Since then, the craze for cupcakes has never stopped.