Cupcakes have long been a staple for birthdays and other celebrations. Individual sweet treats, perfect for little hands, and a delicious way to eat cake with no utensils needed—it’s easy to see why they’re popular! A few years ago, cupcakes got an upgrade. Forget plain chocolate or vanilla. Cupcakeries–yes, that’s a bakery devoted exclusively to cupcakes–started popping up from coast to coast. Their menus included everything from White Chocolate Raspberry with a Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting to Devil’s Food infused with Mint Truffle, and nearly any other extravagantly delicious combination you could dream up.
As the cupcake trend rose upwards, professional and amateur chefs fell in love with the shape and size these little treats were delivered in. They asked themselves why all the fun should be limited to the world of sweets, when the world of savory had been left untouched. They decided to act, and a new world of savory cupcakes was born.
Now, cupcakes can be enjoyed morning, noon, and night. At breakfast, try a hash brown, bacon, cheese combo along with your cup of morning joe. If you’re vegetarian, try the spiced oatmeal variety. For lunch, you can’t go wrong with a tomato basil parmesan or olive artichoke feta concoction. Go elegant at dinner with crab legs or a spaghetti meatball cupcake nest. With a cupcake tray in hand and a little creativity, nearly any meal can take on the portable, fun, and convenient shape. Both kids and adults can enjoy this fun trend in food, so go ahead and give it a try with your family!