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National Cupcake Day

Celebrate with some little cakes!

It’s fair to say that the majority of people have tried (or at least heard of) a cupcake once in their life. These little morsels of cake, often give us a bit of comfort when we are deciding to treat ourselves. A couple of bites of cake does bring us an immense amount of joy, and when you get a few together they are great for sharing with loved ones. And we all have the opportunity to celebrate yummy cupcakes on the 15th of December 2021 (National Cupcake Day).

A brief history of Cupcakes

If you are obsessed with cake (as we are), you might find some of these little facts about the history of cupcakes quite interesting.

The first cupcake recipe originates from American Cookery by Amelia Simmons, in 1796. It’s a fair statement to say that the recipe may have come about earlier than the end of the 1700s but this is first written record of a cupcake recipe. And they were referred to in the cookbook as “a light cake to bake in small cups” which is where the name Cupcake came to be, but the term wasn’t actually documented until 1828. Makes a lot of sense when you read it like that!

There were two different terms used in the 19th century for these delights, cup cake or cupcake. Before cupcake or muffin tins were widely available, these tiny cakes used to be baked in individual ramekins, pottery cups, or molds and were named accordingly to the cups they were baked in. The use of the name cupcake has remained and it now refers to any small round cake that is roughly the size of a traditional teacup. You could even say that what we British people refer to as fairy cakes fall under the category of cupcakes.

In general, cupcakes can vary a lot from baker to baker, some are petite little cakes, other’s a large coming close to our ideas of a muffin. They may be plain on top, or they may have an elaborate amount of buttercream icing and other decorations on top. You could say as long as they fit into some kind of cup then that is indeed a cupcake. And they are ideal for a lot of situations, in a lot of cases if you don’t know what flavour of cake will please everyone, cupcakes are a great option for a gathering to try and please everyone.

Baby Sponge Cakes

Our little baby cakes are our interpretation of a cupcake. You often see videos of people showing you the right way to eat a cupcake is by tearing off the bottom of the cake and putting it on top of the buttercream, but that can get messy and you miss out on the delicious buttercream on top. Our baby sponges are simply tiny versions of our big cakes, and they have buttercream in the middle and on top already (depending on the flavour).

These mini cakes are the perfect size to have with a cuppa. We have over 15 flavours to choose from including gluten free, and vegan flavours too. Available in packs of 4, 8, 16, 40, 80 or 120 in the choose your own version. Or they are available in packs of 8 in our traditional, quirky, gluten free, or vegan set packs. Our packs of 4 and 8 are gift wrapped for gifting, and our larger packs of 16, 40, 80, and 120 are for parties and arrive in their individual boxes unwrapped.

Our cupcake-sized baby sponges are great for any occasion, and just like our bigger cakes and brownies, we offer a delivery service across the UK. Whether you want them to be delivered to your own home, the home of your loved one as a gift, or to a venue for an event we can deliver them safely and securely to your chosen location in the UK.