What makes a cupcake so wonderful? Is it because they are just so darn cute? Is it because you have this small little space to decorate and you can do something completely new and original with the next one?
I looked up cupcakes on wikipedia and found out some interesting information:
"A cupcake (the common US term) or fairy cake (the common British term, although it is now used interchangeably with the US term) is a small cake designed to serve one person.The name of "cupcake" is given as it is a small cake the size of a teacup. In previous centuries, before muffin tins were widely available, the cakes were often baked in individual pottery cups, ramekins, or molds. The name "fairy cake" is a fanciful description of its size; an appropriate size for a party of diminutive fairies to share. "
There are actually 226 books on Amazon.com about cupcakes.
There are hundreds of blogs about cupcakes, but my favorite is 52 Cupcakes, check it out for a cupcake for every occasion and craving: graveyard cupcakes, Baby Ruth Cupcakes, hamburger cupcakes, frozen lemon cupcakes...