Thought to have originated in the U.S from the 19th Century, Cupcake's were known back then as Number Cakes or 1234 Cakes because it was easy to remember the portions for the recipes (one cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, four eggs, one cup of milk and a spoonful of soda). In Australia, the old term for Cupcake is Patty Cake however, Cupcake is more widely used.
In recent years the Cupcake has leapt to popularity, making appearances at High Teas, Birthdays and even Weddings – no one can't get passed this deliciousness tiny round snack.
The RSPCA has also taken the Cupcake and used it for their annual fundraising event; RSPCA Cupcake Day is on the 21st August and this year have teamed up with Ali King, the runner up of the Zumbo’s Just Desserts competition to bring you two very quick and easy recipes. Yum! Register to hold your very own Cupcake tea party to fundraise for all creatures great and small.
Did you know? The largest cupcake ever to be baked weighed 1,176.6kg (2,594 lb), 56 inches in diameter and 36 inches tall and was achieved by Georgetown Cupcake (USA) on November 2011. The pan itself weighed 305.9kg! According to Guinness World Records.