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Delicious..Chocolate Cupcake with Mocha Swirl by © Janis Zroback

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“*Chocolate Cupcake with a Mocha Swirl is the latest in the Series “Delicious*”…Watercolour on Arches Paper…see other’s from the series by clicking the links below…

I love cupcakes and I make them a lot…this is one of my favourites…here is a little bit of cupcake lore.

The term ‘cupcake’ is first mentioned in E. Leslie’s ‘Receipts’ of 1828. Breaking with tradition of weighing ingredients at this time they ingredients began to be measured in cups. According to “Baking in America” by Greg Patent, this was revolutionary because of the tremendous time it saved in the kitchen. “The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America.” explains that the cup name had a double meaning because of the practice of baking in small containers — including tea cups.

Cups were convenient because hearth ovens took a long time to bake large cakes. Gem pans, early muffin tins, were common in households around the turn of the 20th Century and cupcakes were baked directly in these. Throughout the 1900’s cupcakes became popular kids treats partly due to their ease in baking. In the early 1900’s Hostess introduced the snack cupcake, but it didn’t become the Hostess Cupcake we know today until the 1950’s.

*Many people associate cupcakes with the popularity of homemaking of the 1950’s and 60’s although this is an myth. Cupcakes were no more popular during that time period then they are today. More likely is that adults associate cupcakes with memories from their childhood. What is different today is that cupcakes have gone crazy. Traditionally they have been made for children in basic flavors. Today the cupcake has gone gourmet and is playful, hip and glamorous. Over the past few years cupcake bakeries have opened around the country with people waiting late at night on lines out the door. This craze is here to stay* Crazy about


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I paint in many different styles and feature a myriad of subject matter, which I show as individual collections….
I am inspired by the world interpreting it in brilliant colours, often influenced by the writings of famous authors and poets..
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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackalmost 6 years ago

  • artist4peace
    artist4peacealmost 6 years ago


  • Welcome…thank you so much..I’m so glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • shannondonovan
    shannondonovanalmost 6 years ago

    This is so wonderful Janis. I adore all of your
    series works. Have a wonderful weekend dear heart!

  • This is such a thrill…I just posted it….thank you so much Shannon…I will have a fabulous weekend now…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholalmost 6 years ago

  • Yea…I’m doing the happy dance….yea yea yea…..thank you so much Bradley…I’m over the moon….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 6 years ago

    Congratulations Janis!! nice treatment with this one.

  • I’m so thrilled that it was immediately featured…welcome Wendi and thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Nicole I Hamilton
    Nicole I Hamiltonalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful work! Cupcakes are a favorite of mine too. To make and eat! :)

  • Welcome Nicole.. it is so nice to meet new (to me) Redbubblers…I am so glad you came by…thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordalmost 6 years ago

    now your making hungry that looks soooooooooooooo good lol.. send me some..
    congrats on your feature. very well done

  • Thank you so much Nancy…I’m really pleased that you like the series…I’m have a wonderful time painting them…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetalmost 6 years ago

    Oh this is… !

  • Thank you so much Corinne…I like that “wow” :))

    – © Janis Zroback

  • ©Maria Medeiros
    ©Maria Medeirosalmost 6 years ago


  • I’m so glad you do…thank you so much Maria… :))

    – © Janis Zroback

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...almost 6 years ago

    you know this woul dgo well with my morning coffee………..

  • Then you should have some.. :))…I love cupcakes and have made them since I was a little girl…I will be painting more of them for sure..thanks so much KJ…

    – © Janis Zroback

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