When it comes to desserts, is there anything better than a cupcake? Lucky for us cupcake lovers, on Sunday, December 15th, there's an excuse to indulge - it's National Cupcake Day!
Whether you carefully peel off the wrapper prior to eating or dive mouth first into the icing, these delectable treats are known crowd-pleasers.
Fun Cupcake Facts
- 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.
- According to Guinness World Records, on November 2, 2011, Georgetown Cupcake Bakery, headquartered in Sterling, Virginia, created the record-breaking largest cupcake weighing in at an astounding 2,594 lbs!
- The Brits call cupcakes "Fairy Cakes"; Australians prefer "Patty Cakes".
- The world record for cupcake eating is 72 cupcakes in under 6 minutes!
National Cupcake Day Deals
Enough with the facts, show me the cupcakes! Check out these National Cupcake Day deals and freebies on December 15th.
Sprinkles. From December 13th - 15th, guests arriving at any of Sprinkles' 22 bakeries will be invited to use their smartphones for an Augmented Reality (AR) experience that will unlock a secret discount code to receive $1 off ANY cupcake (limit 1 per guest). In addition, Sprinkles is launching their annual promotion to Win Free Cupcakes for A Year! For each cupcake purchased this weekend, guests will receive one entry into the giveaway. Twenty-two lucky guests will be randomly selected to win. To participate, guests must be a member of Sprinkles Perks loyalty program and can sign-up in bakery.
National Cupcake Day Cupcake 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!
Baked By Melissa. This New York City-based brand is famous for its signature, bite-size cupcakes and treats. They are celebrating National Cupcake Day with a special promotion for $20 off their Holiday Party Cupcakes 100-Pack - available both in stores at any of their 14 retail locations and online at bakedbymelissa.com.
Cutie Pie Cuppie Cakes. From December 15th - 21st, purchase one dozen cuppies and get six cuppies FREE (limit to two different flavors). Mention coupon to snag this offer.
The Cake Girl. This local bakery located in the heart of Tampa, Florida will be offering $1 mini cupcakes on National Cupcake Day, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. - or until they sell out!
Apple Annie's Bake Shop. This Wilmington, North Carolina bakery is celebrating National Cupcake Day with FREE mini cupcakes for everyone! Swing by either of their locations on Sunday, December 15th, and enjoy a delicious treat!
The Cupcake Collection. The Cupcake Collection will be sprinkling its home base of Nashville, Tennessee with free cupcakes on National Cupcake Day. Click HERE to view a list of participating locations around the city where you can score your free treat - while supplies last.
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