Fun Friday Food Facts 2017 Vol. 37

22/09/2017 - 10:20
It's National Cupcake Week this week and to celebrate we have found some yummy food facts....

As well as being the world’s first cupcake-only bakery, Beverly Hills-based Sprinkles Bakery also developed a hole in a wall ATM that dispenses cupcakes 24 hours a day, holding up to 600 fresh cupcakes at a time, including chocolate marshmallow, vanilla and red velvet.

While generally assumed to be about psychedelic drugs, John Lennon’s song Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds is actually about cupcakes. This came as a surprise to all Beatles scholars because it contains no mention of cupcakes or hidden references to them. John Lennon was later quoted in an interview, “You never know what you’re writing when you write a song, it’s only years later you realize the truth. You think you’re writing about other people, but you’re really writing about cupcakes."

The first cupcakes did not have frosting as we know it, but instead were gilded with lard as a kind of cake-moistening gravy.

The term ‘cupcake’ was originally used in the late 19th century for cakes made from ingredients measured by the cupful. The traditional pound cake recipe was easy to remember for its pound of butter, pound of sugar, pound of flour, and pound of eggs. Likewise, the name “cupcake” comes from how recipe was measured: 1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 3 cups flour, and 4 eggs.

The Guinness Book of Records lists a long-haired ‘teacup’ Chihuahua in the US as the world’s smallest ‘service’ dog. It is just 6 inches high and helps its one-armed owner by fetching things. And its name is … Cupcake.

Cupcakes are banned at schools in New York City to decrease obesity rates.

The first “cupcake only” bakery is Sprinkles Cupcakes, opened in 2005. They make over 25,000 cupcakes a day from 11 locations.

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