I think we can all use a bit more history in our lives, so I when I was thinking about bridal shower cupcakes again recently, I decided to use my old pal Google to learn the who, how and when the cup cake was first made.
From Wikipedia: The first mention of the cupcake can be traced as far back as 1796, when a recipe notation of "a light cake to bake in small cups" was written in American Cookery by Amelia Simmons. The earliest documentation of the term cupcake was in "Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats" in 1828 in Eliza Leslie's Receipts cookbook.
In the early 19th century, there were two different uses for the name cup cake or cupcake. In previous centuries, before muffin tins were widely available, the cakes were often baked in individual pottery cups, ramekins, or molds and took their name from the cups they were baked in. This is the use of the name that has remained, and the name of "cupcake" is now given to any small cake that is about the size of a teacup. While English fairy cakes vary in size more than American cupcakes, they are traditionally smaller and are rarely topped with elaborate icing.
Sure, you may never really use this knowledge again, but hey - you never know. It may come in handy some time at trivia night!
The fun thing about using bridal shower cupcakes versus just one large cake is that you get to offer a few different flavors, decorate them differently, even match a theme. You can stay with the more traditional route, chocolate, vanilla or almond for your bridal shower cupcakes or there are many unique flavor combinations out there.
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I think I just found the recipe I am going to test our for my bridal shower cupcakes, yum!
Bake on everyone and don't forget to get your Original Panty Pinata for your next bridal shower or bachelorette party!