Have you been looking for something different and wonderful in planning for your next special celebration? If you have, and a cake has a place in your planning, then you may wish to consider something more exciting this time. There are many special reasons why you may wish to plan your event around cupcakes, in place of the time-honored tradition of a cake.
Cupcakes are no longer just the cornerstone of bake sales, children’s birthday parties and something to make on a rainy Saturday afternoon with the kids. Specialty cupcake bakeries have sprung up all over the world, and have even found an honored place on television food networks. Catered events, which feature cupcakes as a major and stunning cake display, are always a hit with the guests who are attending. Some of these events are very high-end and extravagant. They cater to clientele from Hollywood, the fashion industry, corporation networks, and every other guest list imaginable. What has happened to elevate the humble cupcake to these new heights?
In considering cupcakes vs cakes, what distinguishes cupcakes as the more preferred choice?
Let’s begin by considering flexibility of display. Unlike a cake, which must be carefully designed, stacked and decorated, cupcakes can be displayed on surfaces built specifically for the occasion. In designing themes, the underlying or surrounding cupcake display structure can be created to astound! Instead of being limited to decorating one or two cakes to communicate the total theme desired, cupcakes and their supporting display structure can dazzle in a way that a cake cannot. This also means easier transport. Large, complicated cakes can often be damaged prior to arrival at the event site.
Cupcakes offer taste variety. Again, we see that cupcakes are more flexible, and can offer many selections for guests. A single cake or two is limited in its variation. Many guests therefore may not be able to enjoy a major theme of the celebration, if they do not find the featured cake enticing. With cupcakes, taste is unlimited. There is something for everyone.
Cupcake designs also, are endless. If you wish to carry out a special theme, many excellent ideas can present themselves within the cupcake display. Special minor themes can be artfully created or each cupcake can stand on its own, and be completely unique from the other cupcakes present. This may be one of the most appealing features of cupcakes. Each guest can select a cupcake which they find most attractive or appealing. This is a very personal and individual touch that most guests will appreciate.
Many of the top culinary schools these days are creating special courses and classes for baking and specialty cupcakes. The specialty cupcakes stores are taking over the big cities and this fad is not going away. If you are interested in breaking into the cupcake industry, dont wait! Locate your nearest culinary school and sign up for classes today!