7.09.2011

in the old days. {a guest post by Emily}

Hey! I'm guest posting for my good friend Jocee.

So, I was thinking this week about what to post. And it came to me.

The Cupcake dictionary.

"What about posting about the history of cupcakes?"

So, moving foward.


"The cupcake evolved in the United States in the 19th century, and it was revolutionary because of the amount of time it saved in the kitchen. There was a shift from weighing out ingredients when baking to measuring out ingredients. According to the Food Timeline Web, food historians have yet to pinpoint exactly where the name of the cupcake originated. There are two theories: one, the cakes were originall cooked in cups and two, the ingredients used to make the cupcakes were measured out by the cup.
In the beginning, cupcakes were sometimes called "number" cakes, because they were easy to remember by the measurements of ingredients it took to create them: One cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, four eggs, one cup of milk, and one spoonful of soda. Clearly, cupcakes today have expaned to a wide variety of ingredients, measurements, shapes, and decorations - but this was one of the first recipes for making what we know today as cupcakes.
Cupcakes were convenient because they cooked much quicker than larger cakes. When baking was down in hearth ovens, it would take a long time to bake a cake, and the final product would often be burned. Muffin tins, also called gem pans, were popular around the turn of the 20th century, so people started created cupcakes in tins.
Since their creation, cupcakes have become a pop culture trend in the culinary world. They have spawned dozens of bakeries devoted entirely to them. While chocolate and vanilla remain classic favorites, fancy flavors such as raspberry meringue and espresso fudge can be found on menus. There are cookbooks, blogs, and magazines specifically dedicated to cupcakes."

Jocee and I are alike in many ways! 
1. We both share a LOVE for cupcakes passionately.
2. We also have a crush on the same guy. (hint.hint.)
3. We both blog. (that was kinda of a no brainer.)

Hopefully. I given you a sliver of the history of cupcakes.

Thanks again Jocee. i love you and your cupcake madness.



About Emily:

I am a William Mosley fan-girl, cupcake lover, lover of bohemian and floral clothes, vintage things, crafting. I spend my days blogging, reading, crafting, hanging and making memories with my friends, and trying my very very best to glorify my one and only creator, Jesus!

My blog, Sweet Serendipity !

With cupcakes and sugar,
Emily

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4 comments :

  1. Very interesting!!

    Makes me want to grab and gobble a cuppy cake right now!!

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  2. Cool!

    Oh my gosh, I've been making so many cupcakes recently. Just a little while ago I made a chocolate coconut batch, yum :)

    Cool post!

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  3. Honestly, I think I prefer cupcakes in the present! :)
    Emma
    http://origamiflower.blogspot.com/

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  4. :D You are making me wish I had cupcakes! :P But I don't....Sadness. :P heehee
    Very interesting! Love this! :D

    elisa45.blogspot.com
    :D Elisa

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sometimes i do not understand why you guys like me so much, but the fact that you do (and that you keep coming around) makes me happier than you can even imagine.

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