All you need to Know About Cupcakes
In the world of baked desserts, cupcakes are the most adorable. They look and taste great and because of their small size, they are the perfect dessert choice for one. Theobroma offers a variety of delicious cupcakes, each covered with a pretty frosting. Read on to discover more about these miniature cakes, including some fun facts about cupcakes.
How are cupcakes made?Cupcakes are made with the same ingredients used to make regular cakes, only instead of a cake tin, the ingredient mixture is poured into a muffin pan.
What sets cupcakes apart, apart from their size, is the gorgeous frosting they’re decorated with. Just like cakes, cupcakes too come in various flavours. Some of the most popular ones are:
Chocolate cupcakesThis is the most popular cupcake flavour because, well, who doesn’t like chocolate! Theobroma’s chocolate cupcake is made of a moist chocolate sponge and is topped with silky-smooth buttercream. Our chocolate and hazelnut cupcake, on the other hand, has a homemade hazelnut buttercream centre and frosting.
Red velvet cupcakesRed velvet cakes look pretty and have a delicious, creamy taste. Theobroma’s red velvet cupcake is made with a cocoa and buttermilk sponge and is topped with our signature cream cheese and lime juice frosting.
Fruity cupcakesFruity cupcakes are popular among many, especially those who don’t like chocolate cakes. At Theobroma, we offer a delicious vanilla & blueberry cupcake, made with a soft vanilla sponge and topped with our in-house fresh blueberry jam buttercream. The blueberry jam-filled centre is a delight to bite into.
Interesting facts about cupcakesThese tiny cakes are fun to eat and learn about because there are so many cool facts about cupcakes. We’ve compiled the best ones here, so read on!
- The most expensive cupcake in the world will set you back by $1,50,000 or about 1 crore 11 lakh rupees! Made by the luxury jeweller ROX, the teensy cupcake is covered with tiny diamonds.
- There is a dress made of cupcakes! Designed by Janis Morrison for UK Food Network, the dress is made of 300 cupcakes in pink, purple and red. The Marie Antoinette-style dress has a full skirt made up of layers of cupcakes.
- Though cupcakes are immensely popular today, their origins can be traced back to the 18th century. Amelia Simmons, author of the first known cookbook – American Cookery – is said to have made a mention of cakes ‘to be baked in small cups’ in the book.