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A cupcake (or fairy cake) is a small cake made to serve one person, usually made in a small paper cup container. As with larger cakes, icing and other decorations, such as sprinkles, are often put on them.
Cupcakes are often served during a party, such as children's classroom birthday parties. They are easier to serve than cake because they do not need plates, utensils, or cutting into pieces because they are small. Cupcakes were first made in the early 1800s.
A simple cupcake uses the same ingredients as most other standard cakes – using butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. The cupcake appeared in 1828 it wasn't invented by any specific person they did it to use up extra batter. The cupcake was easier because large cakes took a long amount of time to cook in the hearth oven. The dish such as a teacup was usually made of clay.