Is someone special in your life celebrating a birthday soon? Why not send cupcakes and put a big smile on their face?!
There’s no denying how popular cupcakes are; in fact, statisticians tell us that 770,000,000 cupcakes were eaten in the U.S. in 2012. Wow – three-quarters of a billion cupcakes. The little bites of sweet cake and creamy frosting are addictive!
At Sweet Street Desserts in Reading, PA, we’ve received accolades from thousands of satisfied customers since 1979, and earned a reputation for baking cupcakes and other desserts that are rated #1 in taste and appearance. They’re served by trendy coffee bars, elegant restaurants, hotels and gourmet food shops in 65 countries.
Of course, everyone has a favorite cupcake, and that’s the beauty of serving them at birthday parties. Send several different flavors or a variety pack, and your recipients and their guests will be able to pick a flavor they love or try them all!
For friends and colleagues who love a sweet and salty combination, try our popular Salted Caramel Cupcakes, or our classic Red Velvet Cupcakes filled with a creamy chocolate truffle center and topped with cream cheese buttermilk fluff icing. No one can eat just one.
Then there are the rich and decadent Chocolate on Chocolate Cupcakes for your chocolate loving friends. And, our Celebration Cupcakes are already dressed up for the party with their lime green wrappers and candy sprinkles.
Cupcakes Around the World
Cupcakes are actually an American invention, attributed to Amelia Simmons, who included a cupcake recipe in her well-known cookbook “American Cookery” in 1796. Because the ingredients were easier to measure, and they baked more efficiently, the small but tasty cakes were a hit.
You’ll find American-style cupcakes just about everywhere in the world today, but there are also a few foreign confections that resemble cupcakes, including:
- Fairy cakes – This is what the British call their version of cupcakes. Made from a lighter sponge cake, they’re also frosted with a lighter glacé icing instead of the traditional American buttercream frosting.
- Patty cakes – Australians use the term “cupcake” too, but also call them patty cakes and fairy cakes. Like the British version, they are generally smaller and lighter, with icing rather than frosting containing cream.
- Petit fours and mignardises – These French treats are small desserts, some of which may remind you of cupcakes, but they’re different. They can actually be savory or sweet but, in general, they are miniature pastries filled with fruits and cream.
- Punschkrapfen– If you’re visiting bakeries and pastry shops in Austria, you may run across these classic pastries that are reminiscent of cupcakes, but they’re usually square and consist of cake, chocolate nougat, apricot jam and rum, and a rum sugar glaze icing.
Sweet Street cupcakes and other desserts can be delivered anywhere in the continental United States. They are shipped freshly baked, then frozen, in insulated containers with dry ice to ensure that they stay fresh, and they’ll arrive at your recipient’s door with complete instructions for defrosting, handling and storage.
You’re guaranteed to make that birthday, holiday, graduation, or other special occasion unforgettably sweet when you send cupcakes from Sweet Street Desserts. Shop online 24-hours-a-day or get in touch with us at (610) 929-2900 to get started.