by Rick Cox
on Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 7:17pm.
If you're looking for gourmet cupcakes local to you, CaryTown Cupcakes is the place to indulge. With many different flavors offered in Richmond, they even offer gluten free and a vegan variety! Their flavors can run from the classic vanilla to Oreo peanut butter and cookies and cream. This Spring, experience their seasonal flavors, such as their Gluten-Free Rocky Road to their Churro Cupcakes - you're sure to experience the amazing flavor science being done! They are located at 3111 W. Cary St. in the heart of Carytown. They have opened their second location in Short Pump at 11800 West Broad Village Street Ste 1160 catering yummy cupcakes to a new community.
Stemming from the family of cakes, with a long history originating from the Old Norse Viking term of “kaka”, cupcakes can first be found in 1796. The term “cupcake” came from the mold used to make them - small little pots/teacups when the ovens couldn’t bake a full cake without burning and small increments of measurements were used. Later evolving into the pan with small cup indentations, the cupcake became more widely familiar. In the last twenty years, the gourmet cupcake craze began to evolve offering a variety of flavors never seen before in a smite bite size manner.
Have you ever heard of the English Fairy Cake? It is similar to the american cupcake, but is smaller and only has a drizzle of powdered sugar or icing. In comparison with cupcakes, that have a thick texture, English Fairy Cakes are more sponge like and lighter. Like the cupcake they are served at birthday parties and events.