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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.

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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.

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Cupcake Quiz
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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.


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:

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8 interesting facts about cupcakes infographics

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.


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