From viral videos of toddlers begging for them to pull-apart portrait designs, cupcakes are a crowd favorite. With flavor options only limited by creativity, there’s something for everyone. UAT students didn’t disappoint — they joined forces for an afternoon of creative confections that tickle the tongue.
Back in 1919, cupcakes first gained popularity when they were mass produced for the first time by Hostess. Although, they weren’t the cream-filled, frosted variety everyone knows and loves, which debuted in the 1950s. In the early 2000s, Cupcakes stole the dessert spotlight once again when New York City shops such as Magnolia Bakery were featured on Sex and the City.
Even “cupcake only” bakeries are a thing! Sprinkles Cupcakes opened the world’s first cupcake bakery in 2005 — notably, with a location not too far from campus in Scottsdale. In 2012, Sprinkles debuted the world’s first Cupcake ATM, which can hold up to 600 cupcakes and dispenses cupcakes and doggie cupcakes 24/7.
Whether your cupcakes deserve a spot on Nailed It! or Cupcake Wars isn’t for us to decide, but it’s sure fun to share these delicious treats with friends.
If you’re into baking cakes or Cake Mania, UAT has the group for you. Discover how you can fit into UAT's unique culture.