|Frills and fancies - the modern cupcake|
Cupcakes have become the new cake thing.
Swiss rolls are passe, jammy dodgers a thing of the past and fairy cakes are, well, let's leave that one where it is,
Everywhere you look there are cupcakes, of every colour and size.
Small ones, giant ones, ones with fancy concoctions on top, ribbons and bows, hundreds and thousands, nuts, glace cherries, multi coloured cupcakes, cupcakes covered in sprinkles, cream, M & Ms - the list of varieties and permutations of varieties is endless.
I well recall the days of the late sixties (yawn, zzzzzz,) when cupcakes were all the same.
|The cupcake of ages|
The sponge was chocolate flavoured and they came with a chocolate topping thick enough to require a good pair of jaws to penetrate it.
They were solid, reliable, uniform, satisfying and delicious and you knew where you were with them.
In short, they did all that you could wish a cupcake to do for you.
And then, along came Vatican II - and it all went downhill from there on.