National Vanilla Cupcake Day
Vanilla cupcakes might not be as glamorous as strawberry lemonade cupcakes, coconut cream cupcakes, or devil’s food cupcakes, but they’re still loved by millions of people around the world. That’s because they’re like a blank canvas that a person can impart their own personal style.
You can go the simple route and add vanilla frosting to them, or you can spice it up a bit by making vanilla and pumpkin spice cupcakes. They’re so popular, they’ve been given their own holiday—a holiday known as National Vanilla Cupcake Day. This holiday is observed on November 10th and is the perfect occasion for throwing a cupcake party.
Interesting Facts About Vanilla
Anyone who thinks that vanilla is boring and plain might want to take a few moments to learn more about it. That’s why we’ve decided to list some interesting facts about vanilla below.
- Vanilla is actually an orchid.
- Vanilla is indigenous to southeastern Mexico.
- The first people to cultivate vanilla was the Totonacs of the eastern coast of Mexico.
- The U.S is the largest consumer of vanilla in the world. Europe comes in the number two position.
- Every year, approximately 2,500 tons of vanilla beans are produced.
- Spiders reportedly avoid vanilla beans.
- Vanilla requires a moist, hot, tropical climate in order to grow.
- Vanilla beans are hand-pollinated using a small toothpick-size stick.
Observing National Vanilla Cupcake Day
We rather like the idea of a cupcake party to celebrate this holiday and that’s why we’re going to recommend it. Not only can you serve vanilla cupcakes to your guests, but you can also serve other variations on the vanilla motif.
Variations such as vanilla and chocolate, vanilla and banana, or even vanilla and caramel. It’s all up to you and your individual creativity. When you’re done baking cupcakes, don’t forget to use the hashtag #VanillaCupcakeDay to share your creation with the world.