10 April 2012

A cupcake or Two


Image by Martina Voigt:
Twin sister and I were busy in the kitchen on Sunday baking chocolate/orange cupcakes. She told me that the cupcake became popular after Carrie Bradshaw bit into one on Sex and the City.

Silly me, I didn't even know that. What I do know is that the term cupcake was first mentioned as far back as 1796 in American Cookery book by Amelia Simms, which we stumbled upon in the study.

We actually baked our cupcakes in individual pottery cups rather than muffin tins. This was the method of baking cupcakes before muffin tins became the norm. For a modern take on cupcakes I suggest using the muffin tin.

Spring is such a playful season. Throw a cupcake party with precious friends, add a little light music, few pots of golden tea, champagne, good weather and you're good to go. Online recipe HERE

21 comments:

  1. Ha ha, so fun seeing this picture up here dear! Cheers to cupcakes and to spring colors! xx

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  2. Each time you mention your twin sister I am intrigued to imagine such a close pair of siblings.
    I do like the way that the cupcakes in this image appear to have become part of the painted background.

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  3. They look delicious and dagerous for my hips.
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  4. Good idea to have a cupcake party. I plan to take a cupcake making class with some friends this summer, should be fun.

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  5. I like cupcakes and the party idea is sweet indeed;-)

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  6. I love spring and these cupcakes capture its beauty perfectly

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  7. That's so funny. I never knew that about the Sex & the City bit. They did seem to explode in popularity out of nowhere, didn't they? :)

    Hope you're having a lovely week! xoxo

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  8. I had no clue! What a fascinating look at cupcakes. I do say that I prefer the old method. Adorable!

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  9. Looks delicious! Really cute

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

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  10. This looks really delicious! I love a great tasting cupcake :)

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  11. A cupcake is always popular in my book! xo

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  12. The perfect background to a perfect tea-time.

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  13. First: I didn't know you were a twin. And second: A cupcake party sounds like so much fun!

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  14. Aahh, look at them! So pretty!! I had no idea cupcakes are so YOUNG... In our house Sarah is the cupcake baker. xo

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  15. I love cupcakes! Those are delightful! :D
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  16. What an interesting fact about the pottery cups! Yum, the cupcakes look super scrumptious:) Have a great day, dear.

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  17. Such sweetness and light. A single cupcake is a beautiful thought, but two might be overdoing it?!

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  18. Cupcakes are amongst my favourite sweet treats and they look both delicious and cute! Barbara, thank you for sharing the recipe!

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  19. I had no idea that cupcakes dated back so far - love fun facts like that. And these cupcakes look so much bigger, I love it, turns out cooking them 'the old way' turns them out for the better.

    Anna xo
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