More and more often people are using elaborate cupcake displays rather than traditional cakes for special occasions such as weddings, baby showers, birthdays, parties or festive holidays. Cupcakes, being little miniature cakes are becoming extremely popular because they have so many great qualities that set them apart from everyday regular cakes.
Cupcakes are so simple to make, they are easy to eat, look cute, taste wonderful and can be decorated creatively to match the theme of your event. In fact it now seems that more and more people are fast becoming cupcake fans due to their wonderful qualities and truly inspired designs.
Cupcakes have been around for a long time, yet now it seems that they are making a welcome reappearance in today's world. This could be due to the fact that they are so simple to make, appeal to people of all ages and can be decorated in many different ways that makes them highly versatile.
They make a great dessert treat as an alternative to traditional desserts such as cakes and chocolates. They also work really well when served at special occasions such as large parties and functions as its very easy to plan exactly how many to make, something more difficult with cakes.
Another great advantage of the cupcake is the sheer variety of flavours they offer, and the ability to offer multiple flavours at your function just by creating different varieties of cupcakes. You could go for vanilla cupcakes, strawberry cupcakes, lemony cupcakes or any combination of flavours. Cupcakes can even be made from healthy ingredients like applesauce, strawberries, bananas or shredded carrot.
Cupcakes need to be frosted before they're complete and there are so many options available when it comes to frosting flavours. Some of the flavours you could use are Raspberry Butter Cream, Caramel Cream, Chocolate Ganache, Mint, Cream Cheese etc. Cupcakes can also have various toppings such as strawberry or chocolate sprinkles, coconut, miniature chocolate chips, nuts, pieces of fruit or even can be glazed.
When it comes to displaying cupcakes, a centrepiece stand is useful. This arrangement looks particularly spectacular when displayed in lieu of a traditional wedding cake. They can be tiered to produce that wow factor that your guests will definitely remember.
With all of the benefits that cupcakes offer, it's no wonder they are becoming so popular. So if you haven't used cupcakes before for your special occasion, perhaps its time to try out these magnificent treats for yourself.
You can find even more cupcake ideas and information from Strawberry Cupcakes.
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