National Cupcake Day is a day dedicated to celebrating the delectable treats that everyone loves! Cupcakes come in all different shapes and sizes, and their sweetness melts in your mouth. Enjoy your favorite cupcake with your favorite drink and close your eyes in delight.
The origins of cupcakes can be traced back to ancient Rome. At this time, cupcakes were made with barley flour, nuts, raisins and pomegranate, and they were sweetened with honey. They were more like bread cakes than the cupcakes of today. With the spread of sugar in the 16th century, cupcakes started to take the shape we know today. In the 19th century, cupcake molds became popular in the baking industry and cupcakes started being mass-produced.
Cupcakes are celebrated in many different ways, such as:
- In England, there’s an entire week dedicated to cupcakes.
- In 2012, a man named Patrick Bertoletti entered the Guinness Book of Records for eating 72 cupcakes in 6 minutes.
- In Romania, cupcakes are only made for special occasions.
How to take part
Anyone can take part in National Cupcake Day by baking a cupcake using a classic recipe or creating one of their own. Get creative and try incorporating unusual ingredients. Host a cupcake competition and give prizes to the participants. Invite friends to join in on the fun and spread the word!
When is National Cupcake Day celebrated in 2023?
National Cupcake Day is observed on December 15 each year.