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Amazing facts about cupcakes!

Vanessa Meloy

Did you know the largest cupcake mosaic was 139 meters wide!

 At 138.56 m² and made of 33,660 cupcakes this mosaic was a tribute to the Springboks for the Rugby World Cup 2015! Wow, what an amazing endeavour accomplishment...

 

Cupcake Uber anyone?

 

Did you know the largest cupcake was 1,176 kg!

"The largest cupcake weighs 1,176.6 kg (2,594 lb) and was achieved by Georgetown Cupcake (USA) at Georgetown Cupcake's national shipping headquarters in Sterling, Virginia, USA, on 2 November 2011. Georgetown cupcake is Washington DC's first gourmet cupcake bakery and its owners are also subject of a docu-drama television series, 'DC cupcakes' on the TLC network. The attempt was aired during a one hour 'DC cupcake' episode that aired on 16th January on the TLC network. The oven and pan were custom made for this attempt and the pan was unassembled easily inorder to prove that the cupcake was fully cooked and free standing with no support structures in place. The cupcake was 56 inches in diameter and 36 inches tall. The pan itself weighed 305.9 kg." (http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-cupcake-fairy-cake/)

 

Cupcakes can be traced back to 1796!

"The first mention of the cupcake can be traced as far back as 1796, when a recipe notation of 'a cake to be baked in small cups'" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupcake)

 

They are called Cupcakes because of the measurement of ingredients!

"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." (http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/spring07/ayers/history.html)

 

The most expensive cupcake in the world is worth $1,010!

 "The pricey dessert has a whooping price of $1,010 (3,700 AED) and is presented at the new Bloomsbury's location in Dubai mall. Served on a covered Villari 24-carat gold empire cake stand, the 'Golden Phoenix' is baked using premium Ugandan vanilla beans and first class Amedei Porcelana chocolate." (http://www.foodworldnews.com/articles/6954/20141015/golden-phoenix-cupcake-the-world-s-most-expensive-cupcake.htm)

 

 

Keep checking back as we add more amazing facts about cupcakes!...



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