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CUPCAKES!

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Christine Laurie

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CUpcakes
By: Christine Laurie
History of the Cupcake
First was created in 1796 in the book "American Cookery" written by Amelia Simmons.
Was not intentionally made.
Two theories for the name 'Cupcake'
i) Cupcake- batter of a CAKE was cooked in small pottery CUPS.
ii) Cupcake- used CUPS to measure out the different ingredients.
Cupcakes originally cooked in small pottery pots, molds, or ramekins.
This picture borrowed from: http://15pictures.com/15-pictures-cupcakes/
Cup cake has many names:
Cupcake
Patty cake- Australian English
Fairy cake- British English
Mini Cake
Little Cake
Occasions
Baby Shower
Wedding
Birthday
Christmas
Easter
Halloween
Valentines Day
Mother's Day
Father's Day
Anniversary
Why Cupcakes?
Cook quicker than large cakes.
Less risk of burning in hearth oven.
In a hurry, easy and quick to bake.
Does not cost much.
Not much equipment needed.
Left over can be stored in freezer, and eaten later.
Cures a sweet tooth.
Trendy.
Light, easy and fun!
Very versatile, lots of room for experimenting.
Cupcakes are Famous
Cupcakes have suddenly become more popular from movies and television shows featuring bakeries.
DC Cupcakes
Cake Boss
Cupcake Girls
Cupcake Wars
Sex in the City featured "Magnolia Bakery".
Bridesmaids
Common Flavours
Chocolate
Red Velvet
Vanilla
Lemon
Raspberry
Pumpkin
Banana
Coffee
Peanut Butter
Carrot Cake
Icing
To add to the presentation of the cupcake, decorate it!
Sprinkles
Candy
Gummies
Chocolate Chips
Fondant
Sugar toppers
Fruit
Butter cream frosting
Cream cheese frosting
Coconut shavings

Very simple to make Cream Cheese frosting!
80g cream cheese
60g soft butter
2 cups icing sugar
1 teaspoon lemon rind
Beat all but icing sugar together until fluffy. Then gradually mix in icing sugar until smooth.
Icing adds sweetness to the cupcake, texture, and flavour. Great for presentation and creativity.
When Icing
Many different techniques, patterns and styles.

Icing bag (with or without tie)
Couplers- different size and designed tips on bag
Icing of your choice
Turn Table (optional)
Need:
Tips:
Keep pressure consistent, mostly pressure and some guidance.
Guide by rotating the turn table.
Ensure no air bubbles in bag- will ruin design of icing.
Little difference in tips makes a big difference in the design.
Pressure changes design of icing.
Schooling
There are many different schools that prepares students for the baking industry.
One year course.
Learn variety of techniques, skills and acknowledge to become a baker.
Learn temperature, ingredients, presentation, finishing touches, and hand skills
Taught by professionals.
Work well under pressure, work well in groups, hands- on and artsy.
Schools in Canada?
Vancouver Island University
SAIT Polytechnic (Calgary)
NAIT (Edmonton)
Algonquin College (Ottawa)
Red River College (Winneipeg)
Niagara College (Welland)
George Brown College (Toronto)
The Art Institute of Vancouver
Sources
http://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/36630/whats-the-difference-between-a-cupcake-and-a-muffin
http://www.all-about-cupcakes.com/
http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/spring07/ayers/history.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/10/AR2006121001008.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupcake
http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/food-facts/10-most-popular-cupcake-flavors2.htm
http://pinchmysalt.com/red-velvet-cupcakes-with-cream-cheese-frosting-recipe/
http://www.ninerbakes.com/2013/03/15/basic-frosting-piping-techniques-how-to-frost-cupcakes-with-piping-tips/
http://www.ifoce.com/records.php
http://www.all-about-cupcakes.com/cream-cheese-frosting.html
http://www3.algonquincollege.com/hospitalityandtourism/program/baking-and-pastry-arts/
http://www.studyincanada.com/english/schools/schools.asp?fieldID=1163&categoryID=9&SortBy=SchoolName&SortOrder=desc&Preference=main
Muffin VS Cupcake
Wet ingredients combined in a separate bowl from the dry ingredients.
Dense, more filling.
Top of muffin over flows.
Top crunchy.
Thought of snack.
Fruit, or chocolate within muffin.
Mixed like a cake- Creaming method.
Lighter, finer crumbs.
Sweet
Iced or frosted
Top of cupcake is flat.
Soft and fluffy.
Thought of more of a dessert.
Toppings on top.
VS
How to Make the Secret Chocolate Cupcake
Ingredients
Flour
Sugar
Baking Soda
Baking Powder
Vanilla Extract
Water
Cocoa
Secret Ingredient
Cream sugar and secret ingredient. Sift dry ingredients in separate bowl. Mix into first bowl. Add water and vanilla. Cook 350 degrees.
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