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History of the Cupcake. Once upon a time.. . baking used to be completed by weighing ingredients, not by measuring cupcakes changed this because they started using cups for measurement! Here is a standard recipe:

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History of the cupcake

History of the Cupcake


Once upon a time

Once upon a time..

  • baking used to be completed by weighing ingredients, not by measuring

  • cupcakes changed this because they started using cups for measurement!

  • Here is a standard recipe:

    • 1 cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 3 cups of flour, 4 eggs… = 1, 2, 3, 4 method


Why is it called a cupcake anyways

Why is it called a cupcake anyways?!

First recipe of a “cupcake” dated back to 1828 which gives instructions for a cup measured cake (the 1, 2, 3, 4 method)


Why s it called a cupcake anyways

Why’s it called a cupcake anyways?!

In the olden days ovens couldn’t handle making full sized cakes without burning them, so instead they were made in tea cups or ramekins


Why make em

Why Make Em?

  • Cupcakes were convenient because they took less time to bake than large cakes

  • They are portion controlled (as long as you eat just one)


Method

Method:

Proper measurement of ingredients is CRUCIAL to perfectly baked cupcakes

Start by creaming butter and sugar

Add other wet ingredients

Mix dry ingredients together in separate bowl then add to wet mixture

Pour into liners ¾ full

Check by inserting a toothpick


Baking

Baking:


Red velvet

Red Velvet

  • Called so because it has a smooth velvety texture and red colour

  • In the olden days…

    • The red colour for the red velvet came from the chemical reaction from the acidic vinegar and buttermilk and cocoa powder

    • Other ingredients such as boiled beats were also added to increase the red colour


Red velvet1

Red Velvet

  • In the not so olden days..

    • We use red food colouring to give the red flavour, but a lot is needed give a very red colour


Anthocyanin s

Anthocyanin's

These are the chemical pigments that give off the colours blue, red and purple

Foods high in anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants and help prevent cancer


Video on cupcakes versus muffins

Video on Cupcakes versus Muffins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMfUPNnVcw4


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