Mini Cupcakes Tiny Treats, Sweet Tooth Heaven, Philly

Mini cupcakes are a popular dessert treat that are rapidly gaining recognition around the world, and they are especially beloved in Philadelphia. The city's sweet tooth is well catered for with an array of delicious bite-sized treats, crafted from the finest ingredients. Whether they are ordered online for home delivery, purchased from supermarkets that stock them, or eaten fresh from one of Crumbs Bakeshop's many locations, the mini cupcake offers flavour, convenience and pleasure all rolled into one.

Since 2003, the bakery has been one of NYC's most popular eateries and their locally produced cupcakes have been acclaimed as some of the best in the world. With more than 75 unique flavors available (including classic favorites such as Classic Vanilla and Chocolate Fudge as well as zesty options like Raspberry and Lemon), the selection pleases the most discerning palate. All of these flavors are nut-free and trans fat-free, with an extensive kosher list of items on offer for those with strict dietary requirements. In addition, the bakery has also developed their own range of 'Crumbs' products for sale in supermarkets, which are certified by the Orthodox Union (OU).

Crumbs Bakeshop doesn't just offer cupcakes of course; their delicious cookie jars are also a much anticipated treat. Cookie jar flavors range from sweet Chocolate Candy to classic Oatmeal Raisin, with exciting combos like Sprinkle Sundae, Chocolate Cherry and Red Velvet also available. Each jar is freshly prepared and stays fresh for a total of 21 days.

Making Your Own Mini Cupcakes

The beauty of mini cupcakes is that they are incredibly easy to make yourself at home. All you need is a few basic ingredients, some cupcake cases and a good dollop of imagination. Here are some easy steps to get you started:

1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Select a mini-cupcake tin (these may be available from any local cooking supply store).

2. Beat together 1 cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar and 4 eggs until creamy and light.

3. In a separate bowl, mix together 3 cups of self-raising flour, 1/2 cup of low fat milk and 2 teaspoons of baking powder until a thick batter is formed.

4. Carefully fold together the egg and sugar person with the newly prepared dry mixture.

5. Grease cupcake tin and fill each cup to a quarter full with the batter. Place tray in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

6. Allow to cool before icing.

And that's all there is to making mini cupcakes - how easy is that?

Delicious Decoration Ideas

Now that your mini cupcakes are baked and cooled it's time to get creative with the decoration! These bite-size treats may be small but presentational trends in food mean that they offer maximum opportunity for imaginative creations. Here are some popular decoration ideas to get you inspired:

1. Sprinkles and Swirls – Sprinkles are always an eye-catching sight on cupcakes (especially mini ones) and you can buy a large range of fancy colors and shapes from most home baking supply stores. If this is your style, a basic swirl of delicious frosting gives an attractive 'icing on the cake' effect.

2. Chocolate Drizzles – Chocolate runner beans, mini buttons, chocolate curls – the possibilities are endless! Choose a contrasting color of frosting to the chocolate and arrange your little loops or blocks of chocolate on top of each caked for an impressive finish.

3. Candy Toppers – Who said healthy eating had to be dull? You can buy special candy cupcake toppers from some baking supply stores or create your own design from a selection of your favorite sweets. The eye-catching effect here is candy's delicious colors and shapes, making your miniature cakes look like miniature works of art.

4. Fruits – Fresh slices of seasonal fruits such as berries and kiwi look very appetizing clustered around mini cupcakes, and can easily be balanced on their flat frosted tops. Choose organic fruits to add the perfect final 'healthy' touch to your creations.

No matter what your choice of decoration, made-from-scratch mini cupcakes are sure to stand out - either for an afternoon treat or as an impressive dessert centerpiece.


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