The world watched in mouth-watering envy, as Carrie Bradshaw bit into the perfect and enticing little cake on Sex and the City, licking the fluffy pink frosting off her upper lip. And in that moment we were all transformed. Just like being thrown into a time machine I myself was remembering the days of ole when my Mom would walk into my elementary classroom on my birthday. In her hand she carried a plate that was covered with chocolate cupcakes hosting a luscious creamy blob of chocolate frosting on top. There was a sweet and creamy little mound for every classmate; ahh the days where there were so few things as simply satisfying.
In later years, as birthdays marked by cupcakes in the classroom switched over to co-ed parties in junior high, then alcohol-fueled parties in young adulthood, cupcakes faded into the distant past.
That is, until the last couple of years.
Exquisitely frosted fondants appeared on streets around the world. What is it about these pretty little cakes that has taken us back to our young love and added the glamour that we need to make it feel right once again? They are sweet, portable and require no cutlery. They are just large enough to be satisfying but small enough to be guilt-free.
And there are endless options to what you can do with cupcakes. Whether planning a wedding, your golden anniversary, a corporate event or a sweet sixteen spectacular cupcakes are the emerging trend today instead of a traditional cake. They offer better versatility and are celebratory and sophisticated along with their delicious nature, cute packaging and decorative toppings. They are in vogue! They might be the perfect menu for a sugar enhanced children’s party, but these lavish confections are driving a sweet-coated revolution. Where Carrie Bradshaw led, the rest are following and following in groves.
You know what they say about good things and small packages? These scrumptious cakes are no exception. The mouthwatering morsels are back, and they are dreamier than ever.