Learn about the most popular cupcakes from professional cake decorator Amanda Oakleaf in this Howcast video.
"Hi, my name is Amanda Oakleaf. I am an owner, head baker, decorator of Amanda Oakleaf Cakes is Massachusetts where we do cupcakes, custom cakes, wedding cakes, birthday cakes, anything you can think of. We can make it into a cake. And today, I’ll be talking to you about baking cupcakes. For us, the most popular flavor of cake and cupcake is red velvet. Red velvet is neither a chocolate cake or a vanilla cake. It’s kind of it’s own thing. It’s a buttermilk cake and it has a little bit of cocoa in it and a little bit of vinegar, kind of gives it a zing but, it’s not a full out chocolate cake and that’s the most popular. It’s a crowd pleaser. Pleases both vanilla lovers and chocolate lovers alike. Other than that, probably the most popular flavor is whatever is current of the season so, in the winter, we do a lot of gingerbread and peppermint and in the fall, we do a lot of apples and spice cakes like pumpkin and carrot. And in the spring and summer, we do a lot of lemon cakes, blueberry, raspberry, strawberry. A lot of fruits so, whatever’s in season is usually the most popular.