Did you know that December 15th is National Cupcake Day? Who knew there was a whole day in honor of cupcakes?!
If you’re looking for a little break from the holiday festivities, take a couple of hours to celebrate National Cupcake Day in your homeschool. Use these resources to create your own Cupcake Unit Study.
History of the Cupcake
Cupcakes Take the Cake
Why cupcakes are called “cup” cakes and how we shifted to measuring by amount rather than weight.
All Culinary Schools – The Rise of Cupcakes
A thorough, fun graphic showing the history of cupcakes. It also has neat cupcake facts!
The History of Cupcakes – Slide Show
A very small slide presentation on the history of cupcakes. A very nice visual of these tasty treats!
I’m sure we all have a favorite cupcake recipe. Here are a few different varieties if you’d like something other than your old-standby recipe.
The Ultimate Vanilla Cupcake – Cupcake Project
Taste tested by 50 bloggers!
Gluten Free Strawberry Cupcakes – Simply…Gluten-Free
Our family isn’t gluten-free but these look divine!
Vanilla-Peppermint Cupcakes – Oprah’s Blog
I definitely do not associate Oprah with cupcakes, but this recipe sounds delicious. It’s on my baking to-do list for the Christmas Season.
Happy Day Cupcake Coloring Page – Projects for Preschoolers
A large coloring page with clean lines. Perfect for younger ones.
Pretend Play: Make Cupcakes! – No Time for Flash Cards
New ideas to make playdough cupcakes fun.
Cupcake Busy Bags – Money Saving Mom
Detailed instructions to create Cupcake Busy Bags
And for the ultimate in all things related to edible cupcakes: Hoosier Homemade
Here you’ll find everything you’ve ever wanted to know about baking and decorating cupcakes. She has tons of ideas for every season, including Christmas.
Lauren Hill is the homeschooling mama of 4 little ones, ages 6 to 12 months. In her free time (haha!) she blogs about all things laundry and creates printable worksheets for the pre-K to 2nd grade crowd. Follow Lauren on Twitter @MamaLearning.
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