National Vanilla Cupcake Day in USA
National Vanilla Cupcake Day in USA is held on November 10. This event in the first decade of the month november is annual.
We all love cupcakes for many reasons — from their sweet taste and small size to a variety of flavors. An average adult living in the United States is believed to consume at least one cupcake per day.
Cupcakes have been around since the late 1700’s. The first mention of the cupcake can be traced 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 term ‘cupcake’ was originally used in the late 19th century for cakes made from ingredients measured by the cupful. Cupcakes gained popularity in 1919.
Cupcakes were actually originally called “Number Cakes” or “1234 Cakes” because it was an easy way to remember portions…One cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, four eggs, one cup of milk, and one spoonful of soda.
The record for eating the most cupcakes in the shortest time is 29 cupcakes in 30 seconds.
In Britain cupcakes are called fairy cakes. Americans use more icing to make cupcakes, Britons prefer it to be just light. British cupcakes are usually smaller in size when compared to those baked in America.
Similar holidays and events
World Freedom Day on November 9 (United States);
United States Marine Corps birthday ball on November 10 (United States);
Area Code Day on November 10 (Area Codes first came into existence in the 1940’s in the laboratories of AT&T and Bell);