By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

20 Cupcakes That Look Too Good To Eat… #17 Is All Over The News Today.

Cupcakes gained celebrity status in 2005 when Candace Nelson founded the first Sprinkles Cupcakes. Though many predicted that they would soon become a fading trend, these desserts have already stood the test of time.

The delectable pastry has a long history dating back to 1796 with a mention in the first American cookbook, American Cookery. In the past, they were called 1234 cakes because the recipe required 1 cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 3 cups of flour and 4 eggs together with 1 cup of milk and 1 spoonful of soda. Due to their smaller size, bakers valued them for the amount of time saved as well as their marketability.

The popular Hostess CupCake, which was first sold in 1919, will soon reach its centennial anniversary, according to the official site. In 1950, the company updated the snack with a white squiggly line and cream filling, the version we know and love (or try to avoid) today. In 2009, the reality competition show Cupcake Wars debuted on Food Network. With the rising popularity of the maker movement, artists and pastry chefs everywhere are finding ways to renew, personalize, and sell these little cakes.

As far as we can tell, cupcakes are here to stay.

In honor of National Cupcake Day, celebrated annually on December 15, we present some of the world's most creative cupcakes.

#1. Some sweets for my sweet.

#2. What do house plants and house plant cupcakes have in common? They both help you de-stress.

#3. These cupcakes are the reason why there's a waitlist for your local bookclub.

#4. I'm sorry, but it's now time to tend to my garden.

#5. Hydrangeas are often used to express gratefulness. Say 'thank you' with these beauties.

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