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National Cupcake Day 2018: Where to Score FREE Cupcakes!

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When it comes to desserts, is there anything better than a cupcake? This single-serving sweet treat is portable, offers decorating creativity, and is super convenient to eat. Lucky for us cupcake lovers, on December 15th, there's an excuse to indulge -- it's National Cupcake Day!

Whether you carefully peel off the rippled wrapper prior to eating, dive mouth first into the icing (like my kids), or break off the bottom portion of the cake and place it on top to make a cupcake sandwich with the perfect icing distribution (my favorite), these delectable treats are known crowd-pleasers!


The first mention of these amazing gifts from the dessert gods is said to have taken place in 1796. Cupcakes were originally known as 1-2-3-4 cakes due to recipe portions..1 cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 3 cups of flour, 4 eggs, 1 cup of milk, and a spoonful of soda. 

Fun Facts

  • According to Guinness World Records, on November 2, 2011, Georgetown Cupcake Bakery, headquartered in Sterling, VA, created the record-breaking largest cupcake weighing in at an astounding 2,594 lbs!
  • The Brits call cupcakes Fairy Cakes.
  • Australians prefer the term Patty Cakes.
  • The world record for cupcake eating is 72 cupcakes in under 6 minutes! 


Feeling inspired to bake? Check out this collection of 50 cupcake recipes from Food!


Enough with the facts, show me the cupcakes! Check out these National Cupcake Day specials for great cupcake deals and freebies on December 15th.

Crave CupcakesVoted Houston’s Best Cupcakes, Crave takes their baking seriously, making small batches throughout the day to ensure freshness. On National Cupcake Day, spend $25 at Crave and you'll get a free cupcake! In store only at all Crave locations.

Gigi’s Cupcakes. Have you tried this signature swirled cupcake? Gigi's cupcakes have three decadent layers of icing that is sure to please all audiences! Stop in for one FREE mini cupcake, your choice of flavor, while supplies last at participating locations. No purchase necessary. Click HERE for location information.

Sprinkles. FREE cupcakes for an ENTIRE YEAR?! The world's first cupcake bakery, Sprinkles cupcakes are individually handcrafted from the finest ingredients from around the world. In honor of National Cupcake Day, one lucky guest at every Sprinkles bakery will win free cupcakes for an entire year! To enter, guests must be a Perks member and make a purchase at any bakery between December 4th - 14th. Each visit will count as a new entry! Sign up for their Perks HERE.

Be sure to check out Sprinkles' holiday limited-edition flavors only available from December 1st - 31st.

  • Chocolate Peppermint. This decadent Belgian dark chocolate cake is topped with bittersweet chocolate-peppermint frosting along with crushed peppermint candies – talk about taking the Candy Cane to THE NEXT LEVEL.
  • Gingerbread. Always a seasonal favorite, this fragrantly spiced ginger cake is topped with cream cheese frosting, dusted with cinnamon sugar, and adorned with a gingerbread man.

Photo Courtesy of Sprinkles 

Georgetown Cupcake. Georgetown Cupcake gives away a limited number of free “Secret Flavor” cupcakes every day of the year. Customers can check out the free flavor of the day on Georgetown Cupcake’s Facebook and Twitter pages at 9:40 a.m. ET each day, including on National Cupcake Day, December 15th!

Moonlight Cakes. Celebrate the sweet life! On National Cupcake Day, all Moonlight Cakes cupcakes are 10% off (in-store only; does not apply to custom orders). For location information click HERE.

Bogati Winery. Wine and cupcakes? Yes, please! Located in Round Hill, Virginia, Bogati Winery is giving away a FREE cupcake with any wine purchase on December 15th. Click HERE for more information.

Baked By Melissa. This New York City-based brand is famous for its signature, bite-size cupcakes and treats. They are celebrating by giving away a FREE cupcake to the first 100 customers who come into any retail store and a FREE 25-pack with an order of 75 cupcakes at both in-store and online! Click HERE for online ordering and retail location information (retail locations are in NYC only).

Cutie Pie Cuppie Cakes. Created with love and care in every cupcake, making it hard not to enjoy these sweet little treats! In celebration of National Cupcake Day, now through December 31st, order any 12 basic flavors (chocolate, vanilla or red velvet) and get 6 Free! Shop online HERE.

Treat yourself to more sweet deals! Save up to 50% off holiday shows, light festivals and events with our holiday deals and coupons. 

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