CUPCAKES, are they here to stay?
What is a cupcake?
If we were to describe a cupcake to somebody who does not know what it is, we would say that it looks like a muffin, it tastes like a sponge cake and it is beautifully decorated with an icing or any other topping that you can imagine.
However, to many people with a sweet tooth, they are so soooo much better than a regular muffin! They are moister, softer and the icing gives them a heavenly creamy touch. Sometimes they even have fillings to make them all the more irresistible.
Orange cupcake with a meringue topping and a bitter orange filling.
Cupcakes are little and they serve one person only. They are called cupcakes as they were originally served in cups.
Red velvet cupcake with a cream cheese topping.
The topping is its main characteristics.
The topping can be of any flavour. Meringue, cream cheese, butter based, almond paste… There is no stop to imagination. But the flavour is not the only special thing about the topping. It can be in many different colours and shapes can also vary. The topping beautifully decorates the little cake to impress and appeal your eyes before indulging your mouths. Cupcakes are very pretty and colourful.
Apple cupcake with a lime topping.
Chocolate cupcake with a coco and chocolate frosting.
Just a food trend or are they here to stay?
They were created in the US in the 19th century. They arrived in London a few years ago and their success has been rapidly growing along the continent.
However, some food journalists and websites have recently announced the end of the cupcake food trend. Can we let that happen?
However, are there really temporary trends in food as well as in clothes? There are food trends, that is a fact, but we believe that they are not necessarily temporary. Once you have tried something tasty, are you just going to stop eating it because the trend hunters decide it is out of fashion and chefs have to switch to something else?
The Cupcake Camps!!!
Are these trend hunters aware of the amazing Cupcake Camps that emerged in the US 2 years ago and spreading worldwide? Yes, Cupcake Camps… According to the website, it’s “an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and eat cupcakes in an open environment” (http://cupcakecamp.org/). If you want to participate in a Cupcake Camp, check out their website. There you will find information on the London and Paris 2011 and many other locations Cupcake Camps! http://cupcakecampparis.blogspot.com/
So… That was our light… or better said sweet, topic of the day! And apparently, savoury cupcakes are starting booming now. Stay aware!
Apple, wallnut and cinnamon cupcake with a cream cheese frosting. Cup&Cake BCN.
We are going to publish cupcake recipes in the next few days. In the meantime, here are a few addresses to buy cupcakes around the world.
If it does not appear on the list yet, tell Rose&Clementine about your favourite cupcake address! The list can grow…
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands.
De Drie Grafjes – American Bakery
– Cup&Cake BCN
C/Enric Granados 145
– Lolita Bakery
Portal Nou 20
Indre By, clothe to the Nyhavn area, a must see in CPH.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates.
PO Box 2623 Dubai
The Hummingbird Bakery
– 47 Old Brompton Road
South Kensington district
– 133 Portobello Road
Notting Hill district
– 155a Wardour Street
Candy Cookie Boulevard
20, rue Lanterne
25, rue de la forge royale
Berko Original Cupcake
23 rue Rambuteau
23 rue de l’abbe Gregoire
NEW YORK CITY, USA.
– Bleecker Street 401
– Columbus avenue 200
– Rockefeller Center
1240 Avenue of the Americas
Sankt Eriksgatan 83
113 32 Stockholm