Tuesday, 15 September 2009

National Cupcake Week day 2....Cupcake Challenge



To celebrate National Cupcake week I have made a card, and completed a challenge over at taylored expressions.... Taylor makes some fab Cupcake stamps.. check them out here.
.... I have been researching the history of the "Cupcake", there are 2 explanations for the name:

Y In the early 19th century, there were two different uses for the name "cup cake" or "cupcake". In previous centuries, before muffin tins were widely available, the cakes were often baked in individual pottery cups, ramekins, or molds and took their name from the cups they were baked in. This is the use of the name that has persisted, and the name of "cupcake" is now given to any small cake that is about the size of a teacup, alternatively the names origin came from the measurement or baking, where everything was measured in cups and not by weight.



Teresa x Y x

1 comment:

Florence and Mary said...

Now this was a history lesson I enjoyed!

Victoria xx

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

National Cupcake Week day 2....Cupcake Challenge



To celebrate National Cupcake week I have made a card, and completed a challenge over at taylored expressions.... Taylor makes some fab Cupcake stamps.. check them out here.
.... I have been researching the history of the "Cupcake", there are 2 explanations for the name:

Y In the early 19th century, there were two different uses for the name "cup cake" or "cupcake". In previous centuries, before muffin tins were widely available, the cakes were often baked in individual pottery cups, ramekins, or molds and took their name from the cups they were baked in. This is the use of the name that has persisted, and the name of "cupcake" is now given to any small cake that is about the size of a teacup, alternatively the names origin came from the measurement or baking, where everything was measured in cups and not by weight.



Teresa x Y x

1 comment:

Florence and Mary said...

Now this was a history lesson I enjoyed!

Victoria xx