National Give Someone a Cupcake Day

National Give Someone a Cupcake Day is observed next on Monday, May 8th, 2023 (219 days from today).

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History of National Give Someone a Cupcake Day

Happiness today is more widespread when people give each other cupcakes. It doesn't matter if it's store-bought or homemade, cupcakes always make a day better, and they've been doing it for about two centuries. The first mention of a dessert with the qualities of a cupcake was in the American Cookery in 1796, and the first time the term "cupcake" was used was in 1828.

There were two different definitions of cupcakes - also known as cupcakes - at the time. A cupcake is so named because it is baked in a container that looks like a cup. These are ceramic mugs, molds or ramekins, and pre-existing muffin tins. This is the definition still in use. The other cupcake is so named because of its recipe, which is measured in cups, rather than pounds (which would appropriately become pound cakes). For example, a recipe might contain one cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, as well as eggs. They are sometimes baked in cups but are also often baked in tins.

Cupcakes use the same basic ingredients as regular cakes, can be covered with icing and other decorations, and can even be filled. Although they can be eaten as soon as they are purchased or made, they can also be given to someone. This is especially true on National Give Someone a Cupcake Day!

How to celebrate National Give Someone a Cupcake Day

After picking up a few cupcakes from the store or making your own, fill someone's day with joy by giving them one! Sure, you can give just one cupcake, but why not spend the day giving them to different people?

Observed

National Give Someone a Cupcake Day has been observed annually on May 8th.

Dates

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Sunday, May 8th, 2022

Monday, May 8th, 2023

Wednesday, May 8th, 2024

Thursday, May 8th, 2025

Founded by

Brad Adkins

Also on Monday, May 8th, 2023

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