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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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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

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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