Cupcakes are special dessert treats that have been around since the early 19th century. It is logical to realize that the origin of the cupcake was actually a cake, but who would have thought the cupcake would come so far and become so popular. History shows that cupcakes really came about due to practicality. Measuring tools for cupcakes were simply the more practical manner in which to bake. Cupcakes were first made in muffin tins and now they can be made in cupcake tins that have special shapes like hearts, stars, and so many more options! In fact, much of what was eaten when cupcakes were first invented was created in smaller portions. Portions today are sometimes actually two or three times what a single portion once was. For some reason as time has gone by, we have continued to super-size everything, including cupcakes (but let’s face it, that’s a wonderful thing isn’t it?).
Cupcakes are SO popular these days and since I love making cupcakes, I’m always on the lookout for new and unique ways to bake and decorate them. These new finds are going to take me to a totally new level of baking! And some of the toppers and kits that are available are just plain funtastic. Take a look at these great finds for the week.
There are SO many pretty cups for cupcakes at “Bake it Pretty” you will have a hard time choosing which to buy. They have a lot more than just cupcake items too. The pictures above are just a sprinkling of some of their funtabulous baking paraphenalia. Since we are so close to Mothers Day, I just had to put the a few ‘Mum’ items in too. Check this great place out yourself, you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy!