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!