Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Take a break!
I am back already! Today, I started to work again. The return to work after the holiday period has been facilitated enjoying a break with my mates.
For this special day, one of my friend cooked yummy cupcakes. She is terrific! I took some pictures for Be-Bop Lashes.It was a lovely gift. She found the recipe on internet, it is called 'Old-Fashioned Cupcakes'. She made different Old-Fashioned frosted: Chocolate, Vanilla , Strawberry and Lemon.
For the first time, Cupcakes were cooked in United States in the 19th century, and it was revolutionary for the amount of the time it saved in the kitchen. There was a shift from weighing out ingredients when baking to measuring out ingredients. According to the Food Timeline Web, food historians have yet to pinpoint exactly where the name of the cupcake originated. There are two theories: one, the cakes were originall cooked in cups and two, the ingredients used to make the cupcakes were measured out by the cup.
In the beginning, cupcakes were sometimes called "number" cakes, because they were easy to remember by the measurements of ingredients it took to create them: One cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, four eggs, one cup of milk, and one spoonful of soda. Clearly, cupcakes today have expaned to a wide variety of ingredients, measurements, shapes, and decorations - but this was one of the first recipes for making what we know today as cupcakes.
Cupcakes were convenient because they cooked much quicker than larger cakes. When baking was down in hearth ovens, it would take a long time to bake a cake, and the final product would often be burned. Muffin tins, also called gem pans, were popular around the turn of the 20th century, so people started created cupcakes in tins.
I want to finish my post with a sweet song (or creepy hehe) sung by Shirley Temple: 'Cuppycake Song'