Every year, people celebrate their birthdays with cakes. Cakes have become a necessary part of every celebration in a person’s life. The origin of this tradition dates back to countless centuries when people celebrated their birthdays by making offerings to the goddess of the moon. According to lore, cakes, which are usually round, represent the moon and the candles, its light. Adding to the number of candles to represent each year in a person’s life seems to be a more recent modification of this tradition. It is believed however, that the number of candles not only represent the number of years in the celebrant’s life, the candles are also meant to remind the person of all the blessing he’s received.
Time has permitted people to deviate from tradition however, and people now can mark their special days any which way they prefer. The need for these celebrations to be different and more fun each year has also contributed to this change. Sometimes, budget can also be a factor; the cost of flour and sugar keeps rising by the year as it is.
Birthday Cupcakes Are The Best!
If a birthday in your family is just around the corner and you are on a tight budget, you may be looking for ways to celebrate without breaking the bank. Why not celebrate with birthday cupcakes? There are some amazing cupcake recipes that can be found online that will satisfy any taste craving that the birthday recipient may have.
Cupcakes are easier to bake than a whole cake, or even if you will be buying it from the baker’s shop, they will still be a lot cheaper. There are products in the market you can buy to whip up instant cupcakes and you even have free reign when it comes to the decorations – which need not be expensive as well. Also, you can make or buy cupcakes just enough for the celebrant and the guests so budgeting will be more flexible.
If you are throwing a party for a child, you can include birthday cupcakes decorating as one of the fun activities. Just prepare the icing, some sprinkles i.e. chocolate chips, cookie crumbs, mallows, etc. and let the kids have fun while you supervise.
No matter how old the celebrant, birthday celebrations must always be full of fun. Steering away from tradition is not such a bad idea and can be more exciting. So instead of baking the traditional cake, why not whip up some nice little cupcakes, decorate them with bright different colors that everybody will surely enjoy? In these times when practicality has become a necessity to make ends meet, a little imagination to brighten things up can be handy.