Fun Fact: Cupcakes were once referred to as 1234 cakes. Both names stemmed from the easy ingredient portions in a standard recipe:
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 cup milk
1 spoonful baking soda
AllCulinarySchools.com created The Rise of the Cupcakes infographic (also embedded below) documenting the history of cupcakes and some modern-day cake sale statistics. Here are a few highlights from the infographic:
* The record for eating cupcakes in one sitting is 29 in 30 seconds.
* The first Hostess snack cake was The Cupcake.
* The world's smallest cupcake was 1.5 cm tall and 3 cm wide.
For a deliciously creative spin on these delectable treats, make these raspberry lime cupcakes with lime icing.