Cupcakes Near Me
You know what is better than a muffin? A cupcake. Well, that might be a bit arguable. Some chocolate muffins are about as sweet as a cupcake, but still, there is something about a cupcake that is irresistible. Below, you will find the Cupcakes Near Me Map. In it, you will find all of the nearby providers of cupcakes in your area.
Just click on a location, and you will get the business name, address, phone number and hours of operation. You will also get reviews for each of the stores from past customers and links to their websites, if they have them. After you are done with the map, if you would like to keep reading, you can learn some fun facts and trivia about cupcakes and what the 10 most popular cupcakes are.
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Cupcakes Near Me – Cupcakes Trivia
Cupcake or Muffin
You know, there will always be a battle between a cupcake and a muffin. The arguments are strong on either side, but what really is the difference? Generally, the two are very similar and share 5 key ingredients: flour, eggs, butter, sugar and milk. The flour type may change with muffins. Cupcakes tend to use all purpose flour, while muffins can switch it up for a number of flour types like oat, whole wheat and nut flour. You will also find that cupcakes tend to use more sugar and butter.
Besides the ingredients, cupcakes tend to have a sweeter and richer flavor as they are ultimately mini-cakes. Muffins are often a lot more dry and savory in flavor. The sweetness of a muffin tends to come with what gets added, as you will often find fruits like blueberries that can add a sweet taste. Some chocolate muffins may start to blur the lines a little, but they are still muffins with their dryness.
Origins of the Cupcake
Cupcakes have been around for a long time. The first mention of them in a cookbook was a book written by Amelia Simmons called American Cooking, published in 1796. However, at the time, they were just described as small cakes cooked in a cup. The term, cupcake came 32 years later. Ultimately, it is very much an American creation and have come to take on many forms since its creation.
Just how popular are cupcakes?
Well, as mentioned, cupcakes are an American creation. They don’t have the same sway in other places. For example, in the United Kingdom, they only serve about 44 million cupcakes each year, not close to the American consumption. In the United states, the consumption of cupcakes is over 770,000,000 per year. In fact the Food Network has a show dedicated to cupcakes called Cupcake Wars which has had 9 successful seasons, and still going strong. Cupcakes are truly a love of the country.
If you are lucky, you may even be able to track down the company Cupcake while you are searching Cupcakes Near Me. Cupcake is a chain of over 400 stores, that sells only cupcakes. They are popular enough that they sell them in many wide varieties and are quite successful.
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Top 10 Cupcakes
Do you have a personal favorite type of cupcake? Well, here is the top 10 most popular cupcakes. Let’s see how your persona favorites do.
While vanilla may be one of the most common flavors of anything you can get, such as vanilla ice cream, it still holds a strong following. It has a nice smooth, rich and sweet flavor that comes from the vanilla bean plant it is harvested from (unless you have an artificial flavor that you use). So, in cupcakes, this popular flavor continues to be popular and will be for some time.
While it is not generally available year round, when fall comes, pumpkin is in the air. It is a traditional flavor for Halloween and Thanksgiving. A little bit of pumpkin with cream cheese topping is always great as an alternative to pumpkin pie as a dessert choice.
For those who haven’t had a banana cupcake, this flavor is very similar to a banana loaf/bread. It is nice and rich and can go well with a number of toppings, such as a regular icing or maybe a nice fruit topping to compliment the banana.
If you are a coffee lover, this one may be for you. Sure, enjoy your coffee cake with your moving coffee, but a coffee cupcake is great when it gets into the afternoon or evening. It is nice, light and can have a variety of strengths depending on how you make it. Just simply, enjoy.
Many of your probably don’t need an explanation. Chocolate is chocolate and it is great and wonderful and a classic.
Lemon is a great flavor for cupcakes as it adds some nice dimension to it. You have the regular sweetness of the cupcake, but then the tanginess that that lemon adds. It is a gentle flavor and goes great with vanilla icing.
4. Peanut Butter:
This favorite flavor from your childhood sandwiches comes back in a cupcake form. Add a little chocolate icing and it will taste surprisingly like a very popular chocolate snack food.
3. Carrot Cake:
Another traditional classic in the cake category, which finds its way onto the cupcake list. Carrot a soft flavor that really lets you compliment your toppings and adds a bit of savoriness to the cupcake.
2. Red Velvet:
Red Velvet is a decadent flavor that often comes with a cream cheese topping. The cupcakes are very similar to the cakes and are a great dessert and treat. Maybe think about them instead of a birthday cake the next time you are throwing a party.
1. Chocolate and Vanilla:
Okay, maybe this is a bit cheating, but a chocolate cupcake with a vanilla topping is still the best and most popular cupcake around. Sure, it may be simple and old fashioned, but the combination will never die out and we should all be thankful for that, or possibly add a few extra sprinkles just to make it even more rich.
So, the next time you are searching up Cupcakes Near Me, think about which of these favorites you may want to purchase to enjoy or share.