Cupcakes have come a long way since they were first introduced to the world over 200 years ago. In fact the first ever recipe for cupcakes appeared in 1796. Today the cupcake industry is worth a stagg...
ering $200 - $250 Million in the United States alone. Cupcakes are known as Fairy Cakes in Britain and Patty Cakes in Australia.
The largest cupcake ever weighed about 555 kg (1224 lbs) and had a whopping 2 million calories. Who can remember the episode of 'Sex and the City' when Carrie ate a Vanilla with Pink Butter Cream Frosting cupcake? That one episode resulted in popularity for the desert exploding.
The cupcake has been celebrated on many TV shows throughout the world. The reality American TV show 'Cupcake Wars' has gained a massive audience with 7 seasons and 16 Million Viewers.
In 2012,770,000,000 cupcakes were consumed in the US. This is not surprising as there are over 400,000 cupcake outlets in the United States alone and New York even has a cupcake ATM.
In this infographic, we look at the exciting world of cupcakes. We share some very interesting facts about the cupcake and look at how the industry has evolved over the years.
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