It is National Cupcake Week, 12th to 18th September – Yum Yum, and although this might seem like the perfect excuse to eat cake all week, there is a serious side to the campaign – to help raise money for CLIC Sergeant, who care for children and young people with cancer. There are a wide range of events and promotions taking place across the nation. To find out what’s happening near you click here.
To celebrate National Cupcake Week, Galt Toys have created a super make-and-do cupcake stand to display all your cute cakes.
All you have to do is download the FREE instruction sheet from the Activity Zone and get cutting, sticking and slotting the card together to make our very impressive three-tier cake stand. What better way to show off all those beautiful cakes to your family and friends.
Cupcakes were first mentioned as far back as 1796, when a recipe notation of ‘a cake to be baked in small cups’ was written in American Cookery by Amelia Simms. The once humble cupcake has now taken on a new popularity with an upsurge in bakeries now specialising just in cupcakes. Their rich, creamy filling and chocolate / vanilla icing makes everyone’s mouth water!
The first cupcakes did not have frosting as we know it, but instead were gilded with lard as a kind of cake-moistening gravy – yuk! Winston Churchill was the first person to suggest a kind of sweet frosting on the top of the cakes. He later blamed the frosting for his behemoth jowls.
But the buttercream frosting now sets the cupcake apart from the rest. Our Cupcake Baking Set will help your little ones make and decorate cool mini cupcakes to delight friends and family. By following the simple recipes they’ll be able to make mini cakes and have lots of fun decorating them, using the icing set with six different nozzles
Cupcake Fact: The number of cupcakes eaten last year have more mass than the entire Earth!