My name is Cupcake and I have a very special story. I take my name from term “cupcake” which was first mentioned in 1828 in Eliza Leslie’s Receipts Cookbook. In the early 19th century, there were two different uses for the name “cup cake” or “cupcake”. In previous centuries, before muffin tins were widely available, the cakes were often baked in individual pottery cups, ramekins, or molds and took their name from the cups they were baked in. This is the use of the name that has persisted, and the name of “cupcake” is now given to any small cake that is about the size of a teacup. The name “fairy cake” is a fanciful description of its size, which would be appropriate for a party of diminutive fairies to share.

Well I once danced with fairies in the bottom of my garden at Outram Lodge in Cheltenham. They became great friends of mine and since there are no such things as bear cakes, at least none that I know of, and since I don’t resemble in the slightest a fairy, I was nicknamed Cupcake.

In any event what matters most is that I am on my way to a remarkably creative cupcake designer on the Isle of Wight. So I hope to tell you of my adventures there and learn more of the cupcakes that are made on this tiny English island.

Once I leave the island I may set upon a new adventure that could take me somewhere even further afield. Of course I’ll need some help along the way but I’m sure that if I meet the right people they will assist me. If you are one such person then thank you so much.Take good care of me. Keep me for a few days or weeks and keep a record of what we get upto. It would be great if you could send home some photos to my home. You can do that here by completing this form.

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