Your Monday Update: Birthday Caramel Cupcakes, Fleet Week And More

It's Monday. In New York City, Fleet Week is back. If you hoping to relive that Fleet Week episode of Sex and The City, then go for it. Anything is possible!

Devil's Food Cupcake
More importantly, today is National Devil's Food Cake Day. Devil's Food Cupcakes are lighter and more airy than chocolate cupcakes, but just as delicious.

Forgive the bad photo, I snapped these delicious cupcakes at a surprise birthday party. I had to take a quick picture before the birthday girl walked into a party room at the new LeFrak Skating Center in Prospect Park. These were special caramel cupcakes made by Sugar Sweet Sunshine.

You know that red velvet cupcakes are popular.  I like to think that Cupcakes Take the Cake coverage of red velvet cupcakes has helped the cupcake flavor to be a big trend. Well, Kim Severson of The New York Times has written a nice article about the origins of red velvet cake.  Red velvet was once called Red Devil's Food Cake.