Desserts have taken a huge hit in recent years as health experts try to convince people to cut calories. Fortunately for cake, there is a smaller version available. Cupcakes have often been served at functions for children such as parties. They are individual cakes that are frosted with icing, just as a full-sized cake would be. Modern cake bakers have recognized this as a way to satisfy their customers with a healthier choice. Cupcakes are now one of the more popular desserts and are highly decorated with new flavors being added all the time. Best of all, they are small and contain fewer calories. This has rescued cakes from being consigned to few special occasions or having no dessert at all.