Have Your (Cup)cake
and Eat It, Too!

By Emily Gertenbach

Much of America is going crazy over cupcakes.

Once considered a staple of children's parties and bake sales, cupcakes are now taking the country's bakeries by storm. The sweet treat is having a renaissance - reborn as an artistic and even gourmet dessert item, cupcakes have developed a cult following thanks to books, blogs, and TV shows like Food Network's "Cupcake Wars" and TLC's "DC Cupcakes." Cupcakes are now an everyday treat, a special-occasion treat, a birthday treat, and have even begun to replace traditional wedding cakes!

Edible Art

Gone are the days of a cupcake simply topped with a swipe of frosting and sprinkles. Cupcake toppers made of gold leaf, edible logos printed on fondant, and miniature sculptures featuring everything from sugar strawberries to knitting needles are popping up atop cupcakes from coast to coast. Even the interior of cupcakes has gotten an overhaul, with creative flavor combinations such as peanut butter and jelly, chocolate banana, and maple bacon. You can even host a cupcake cocktail hour featuring sweet treats flavored like favorite drinks such as margaritas, mudslides and vodka pineapple! Cupcakes come in all sizes, too - check out these teeny tiny "micro cupcakes"!

Taking the Cake

Whether you are a novice baker looking to experiment at home or an established professional baker wishing to expand a cupcake selection, The WEBstaurant Store has all the supplies you need to take your cupcakes to the next level in our new Cupcake Supplies section! Your bakery will be ready to debut an array of cupcakes with our cake mixes, cupcake pans, decorative toppings, beautiful cupcake wrappers, and a wide selection of bakery cases. We've got all the tools you need to create any cupcake, from traditional to unique to wedding tiers - and every cupcake in between!

Sweet Delights

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