National Cupcake Week 2017 Resources
National Cupcake Week 2017 is being held between 18-24 September. To mark this celebration of all things sweet and miniature, Virtual College has created a range of free resources for budding bakers and cupcake fans everywhere.SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER
What is National Cupcake Week?
National Cupcake Week was launched in 2009 to celebrate Britain’s favourite bite-sized, baked indulgence, the humble cupcake!
Quick, easy and fun to make, the cupcake is a treat that can be enjoyed at any time and any occasion, from lunchtime nibbles to luxurious wedding cakes.
Test your knowledge with our cupcake quiz
Think that you know your cupcake flavours? Sure of the historical figures who have played a role in the cupcake revolution?
See if you have the knowledge to take on our chief cupcake quizmaster and beat the ultimate cupcake quiz.Take the Quiz
The History of the Cupcake
This is a free resource for those of you interested in a little bit of cupcake history!
This infographic includes information such as where the term 'cupcake' comes from, when the first cupcake was officially created and some typical facts about flavours, frosting and recipes.DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC
Love cupcakes and thinking about setting up your own home baking business? In connection with National Cupcake Week, we have created some free resources explaining what you need to know about meeting your food hygiene obligations.
What food hygiene certificate do I need to sell cakes from home?
If you’ve got a flair for baking you might decide to set up your own food business and sell cakes and other treats from home. But do you need a food hygiene certificate first?
4 alternative cupcake recipes you’ve got to try
Here we take a look at four alternative cupcake recipes that will tickle your taste buds and leave you wanting more - there’s no question about it, you’ve got to try them.
Make your own Guinness cupcakes
Virtual College is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with Patrick Drake, better known as The 60 Second Chef, to create a series of bite-sized online courses and resources.
To celebrate National Cupcake Week, Patrick has kindly shared his Guinness cupcakes recipe with us. Watch the video now:Download recipe
Thinking about setting up your own business? Our free guides explain everything you need to know about meeting food hygiene and safety legislation requirements.
How to prepare for a home kitchen hygiene inspection
When you're working for yourself, it's much easier to be agile, and too make your own independent decisions about how you want to run your kitchen and prepare your recipes. However, it's important to remember that on issues of food safety and hygiene, the same rules apply to businesses of all sizes.
Cupcake business: Food Hygiene Certificate Requirements
If you’re preparing or storing food that you then serve to the public, there are rules and requirements you must follow, even if you just have a small cupcake business.
8 Interesting Facts About Cupcakes
This free resource is available for cupcake-knowledge enthusiasts!
This infographic includes information regarding the world's largest cupcake, the first cupcake-only bakery and typical flavours.DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC
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