Fun Fact Friday: The Rise of Cupcakes Infographic

August 3, 2012

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

4 eggs

1 cup milk

1 spoonful baking soda 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.

history of cupcakes

For a deliciously creative spin on these delectable treats, make these raspberry lime cupcakes with lime icing.

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