Though cupcakes popularity has spiked in recent times, they're not new! Cupcakes have been around for more than 200 years; the earliest mention of one is at the tail-end of the 18th century.
The largest cupcake ever baked is sure to break your diet. It weighed a ton, and required 600 POUNDS of frosting! It's not recorded how many people it took to eat the cupcake, but I'm sure you wouldn't have wanted to mix that by hand!
3. They're at TV sensation!
The people responsible for the above giant cupcake are actually the “stars” of a show called DC Cupcakes, which is now in its third season. I suppose it makes a change from the usual “celebs” that star in reality shows, but how much TV can you get out of cupcakes?
4. How many?!
If we´re discussing facts about cupcakes, then we have to look at the record for cupcakes-eating. Apparently it´s 29 in 30 seconds. If this is true – and their texture would make them easy to consume quickly - the cupcake eating champion must have felt rather unwell afterwards …
5. Wedding cakes!
Are you getting married soon? Do you find the idea of a traditional fruit cake rather boring? Well, why not have cupcakes instead! You´d be joining the 13% of couples who serve cupcakes at their wedding.
6. Cupcake Holiday!
There is a National Day for Just about everything, so many days are probably having to double up. December 15th is National Cupcake Day. You probably don´t need any encouragement – every day is cupcake day!
7. Lots'a Dough
…or rather, cake mix. One New York company, the aptly named Crumbs, sold a massive $23.5 million worth of cupcakes in 2009. If just one company is selling that many, I wonder how many cupcakes were sold throughout the world each year?
8. Cupcake Engagement
If your beloved offers to buy you a cupcake, then take him up on his offer. But don´t go for an ordinary Red Velvet – tell him you want the gourmet version! Yes, there is one decorated with a diamond engagement ring, costing $55k. It´s his fault if he didn´t specify a maximum price!