I am having a childrens party and want about 50 cupcakes and other little bits and bobs.
I don't want to travel far to pick them up or pay extortionate delivery charges.
The party will be in Kennington Lane.
You could try a cake shop in Walworth Road, (opposite G Baldwin's the herbalist/healthfood shop but a little further south). Think it's called Arif's (maybe someone else on the forum could confirm). Not sure if they do cup cakes but they do make amazing birthday cakes etc in-house at a reasonable price so I'm sure they'd manage 50 cup cakes.
I'm with you there, Jac, and have been mildly niggled by this for a while.
To me, cupcakes were (and may still be) those ones made by Lyons or Mr Kipling that came in either chocolate or lemon/orange with about 1/4" amazing hard-but-soft icing completely covering the sponge. The cases were quite robust foil in which the icing would form delicious clumps in each pleat, and many a happy few minutes were spent digging it out with the tongue.
Thanks for the recommendation, i have gone with Lara at Cakehole and she is doing the entire catering for the party now.
The cupcake name issue - in my opinion is the type of icing on the top. We never had the big swirly icing with decorations that sometimes is a big as the cake itself.
The closest UK wise I think would be a butterfly cake.
The flat iced cakes I would not describe as cupcakes.