I was sitting in a cafe in Melbourne when a young woman was asked what her favourite food was.
She told me about her love of cake.
“When I was in school, I made cakes for my parents,” she said.
“I’m a big cake lover.”
The first time she made a cake for her parents, she said, they did it all by hand.
“It was quite a challenge, because they were not very good with a cake maker.”
So she got a job as a pastry chef, and was paid well.
“So I’m not even happy with what I’m doing.
I’m happy working on the side, working with my friends, and trying to get better at this.”
But when I’m in the heat, that’s when I have to be able to cook.
“That was a recipe for the world’s first paper cupcakes, and the recipe is now so well known that a paper company has taken over the recipe.
In the past, it was the work of two or three people.
But now, with the internet, it’s the job of hundreds.”
We’re getting more and more people coming to us, asking for this,” Dr Kees van der Weide, a lecturer at the University of Melbourne, told RN Breakfast.”
And it’s getting a lot more expensive.
“She said the paper cup cake has become such a big hit, it now has a Facebook page and is gaining in popularity.”
This is not something we were doing just to get a big profit,” Dr van der Heide said.
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