Cupcakes…The Perfect Sized Cake … Always Gobbled Up Whether Gorgeous or Rustic Looking

I just asked my teenage niece, T, and her good friend, A., why they thought cupcakes were so popular?  “They are the perfect size that make you “not” feel guilty eating them…and you can decorate them individually and make them soooo cute,” they echoed.  Need I say more?  I don’t think so.

My baker niece, S., with her Sammycakes baking business, turns out spectacularly beautiful and simply delectable cupcakes per below…

Then there are mine… quite tasty, while more in the “rustic” looking category.  Rustic is what I call any of my food that looks a bit lopsided or imperfect.

Another good thing about cupcakes … and making extras … is their portability and ease for those desiring to take a few home…or, as my teacher niece, C., said when we asked if she wanted us to wrap hers and her husband’s  when they were leaving T’s birthday celebration last night…she looked at the one she had in her hand and said, “nope, I don’t think this one is making it home…it will be consumed in the car on the way 🙂 .”

Cupcakes also go really well with any kind of tea… iced or hot.  I just had mine with a hot, organic Assam from Mighty Leaf.  T. and her friend A.  just had theirs with an iced black currant from Peet’s while doing homework… it’s all good!

Lemon curd cupcakes from my niece...Sammycakes

Lemon curd cupcakes from my niece…Sammycakes


Petite Sammycakes cupcakes

Petite Sammycakes cupcakes

Petite lemon curd filled Sammycakes cupcakes...deeeliciious

Petite lemon curd filled Sammycakes cupcakes…deeeliciious


Petite Sammycakes cupcakes

Petite Sammycakes cupcakes

Easter cupcakes from Sammycakes

Easter cupcakes from Sammycakes

Gorgeous German chocolate cupcakes...again..yes, from our Sammycakes

Gorgeous German chocolate cupcakes…again..yes, from our Sammycakes



    • Yes…they all were – I had to try a little of each…even the rustic ones. Thanks for your comment.

  1. What a splendid selection of nieces and cupcakes! We used to call these little things ‘buns’ when I was growing up, but cupcakes seems to be the term used everywhere now. I loved all of your examples in this post and feel quite deprived that I don’t have one in my hand right now.

    • Your comments always make me smile…thank you! I am so lucky to have a wonderful daughter and delightful nieces who love to eat and bake and spend a bit of time with me …at least as long as I keep feeding them cupcakes 🙂

  2. I LOVE your blog and I just followed it;)amazing experiments and appetizing pictures!!looks all yum!xx

    • Thank you so much for your kind comments…and for following my blog. We do have fun experimenting and testing ingredients, recipes and products. Seems we are like-minded, loving food and all that surrounds it.