There's something magical about cupcakes. They're handy as snacks and taste like you're eating a slice of cake without needing to buy a slice of cake. They're a cake in a cup. They're confectionary delights like doughnuts and cakes, but appear like a combination of both. It's a doughnut-sized cake that gives you more cake than frosting compared to holey doughnuts (or they could even be called hole-less doughnuts with a handy paper holder included). In Australia they're known as patty cake or fairy cake, in Britain they're called buns, and in Ireland they're known as buns. This small cake usually serves as a one-serving cake for a solitary person that could be baked with thin paper as well as an aluminum cup (hence the name cupcake).

The Deliciousness of Krista's Kupcakery

* At Krista's Kupcakery, your senses will be assaulted by cupcakes of all shapes and sizes, filled with all sorts of icing and decorations. It continues the tradition that started for centuries. In fact, it was back in 1796 that the term cupcake was even mentioned, through a recipe notation of baking a light cake in small cups on Amelia Simmons' American Cookery cookbook. The term cupcake was then first documented in Eliza Leslie's Receipts cookbook back in 1828 (in the section of "Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats", to be more specific).

* Back in the 19th century, cupcake or cupcake had two different uses. Before muffin tins became widely available, cakes used ot be baked in individual molds, ramekins, or pottery cups. They then took their name from the cups they were baked in. Eventually, language evolved and the name cupcake exclusively refers to small teacup-sized cakes that incidentally tasted great along with tea (or perhaps coffee, as in the case of many modern coffee shops).

* The American version of the cupcake is different from the British or English version, the fairy cake. In light with it eliciting the image of fairy-sized cakes, the English fairy cakes were smaller and rarely topped with icing like their Yankee counterparts. The essence of Kupcakery is creativity. Here at Krista's, you'll end up indulging in cupcake innovation as you get to try out all sorts of flavors, colors, and all manners of sweetness from this pastry shop extraordinaire.