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Government sources say they do not know who is buying cupcakes, as official figures show that eight people in every hundred are now employed to make the sweet snacks.
Cupcakes are believed to have been invented in around 2008 by Sex And The City scriptwriters.
The popularity of the bitesize snacks – believed to be made from sugar, flour, butter and eggs – has exploded since their appearance in a fictional Manhattan cafe to the extent that 400,000 cupcakes are made in Britain every day.
The government says that every person in the British Isles knows at least 66 people set up in business as cupcake-makers, most of which are believed to have changed their careers from secretary, housewife or ‘unemployed’.
The employment explosion in the cupcake industry coincides with a sharp decline in the number of women registered as interior designers and party planners.
If consumption continues to grow at current rates it is believed the cupcake will overtake Chicken Korma as the nation’s favourite dish by 2017 – even though no-one has ever been seen buying one.
Officials believe the UK’s strong performance in the cupcake industry could signal a way out of recession, provided buyers can be found for the tons of treats manufactured daily.
The News Grind also understands a loans fund of £68m has been earmarked to help kickstart the fledgling macaroon industry.