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NATIONAL VANILLA CUPCAKE DAY - November 10

NATIONAL VANILLA CUPCAKE DAY – November 10

NATIONAL VANILLA CUPCAKE DAY

Cupcake lovers celebrate each year on National Vanilla Cupcake Day. These small cakes get their day on November 10th. Indulge in one or several.

Cupcakes have also been known as:

  • Fairy Cakes
  • Patty Cakes
  • Cup Cakes (different from Cupcakes (one-word)

Cupcakes can be traced back to 1796 when a recipe notation for a cake to be baked in small cups was written in American Cookery (by Amelia Simmons).  The earliest known documentation of the term cupcake was in 1828 in Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats in Eliza Leslie’s Receipts cookbook.

Cupcakes were originally baked in heavy pottery cups. Today, some bakers still use individual ramekins, small coffee mugs, larger teacups, or other small ovenproof pottery-type dishes for baking their cupcakes.

Today, cupcakes are an art form. Bakers create elaborate decorations and displays utilizing a variety of ingredients. Whether they’re the centerpiece of a wedding, birthday, or anniversary cupcakes satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. Colorful and fun, these single-serving delights offer a pleasing option when planning any celebration.

HOW TO OBSERVE #VanillaCupcakeDay

Decorate some fabulous tasting vanilla cupcakes to share. Invite family and friends to enjoy them or take them to work. Have a cupcake bake-off. Deliver the cupcakes to local nursing homes or other organizations as a surprise. Give a shoutout to your favorite baker. Share their outstanding designs. Enjoy one of the following vanilla cupcake recipes.

Classic Vanilla Cupcakes
Raspberry Filled Vanilla Cupcakes
Sour Cream Cupcakes

Use #VanillaCupcakeDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL VANILLA CUPCAKE DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this sweet confection day. 

Cupcake FAQ

Q. What are cakes made from many cupcakes called?
A. Even though cupcakes are small, individual cakes, they are still versatile enough when used together to create beautiful birthday cakes. These cakes are often called pull-apart-cakes because you pull them apart to serve the individual cupcakes. These types of cakes offer even the amateur cake decorator the opportunity to make fun and exciting cakes for any celebration.

Q. What other cake celebrations are on the calendar?
A. The National Day Calendar lists numerous cake celebrations. Check out these fun and tasty days!

Cake Day
Cupcake Day
Fruitcake Day

Q. What kind of frosting should I use on cupcakes?
A. Any frosting you would use on large cakes also works on cupcakes. Some suggestions include:

Whipped cream frosting
Cream cheese frosting
Ganache
Buttercream
Meringue Buttercream

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