FrugalDad.com's the Anatomy of a Cupcake infographic breaks down where the ingredients for the extremely popular treats come from, and the effect the ever-growing industry has on the world. The gourmet cupcake business in the U.S. has grown to a $6 billion industry, according to the website's author Jason, who adds he's given up on waiting for the "cupcake bubble to burst."
The Anatomy of a Cupcake breaks down the cupcake into its two parts: cake and frosting, and breaks down the ingredients that go into each and provides some interesting facts. For example, the U.S. egg industry was worth $6.52 billion dollars in 2010, equivalent to the GDP of Nicaragua. He also touches on the Norway butter crisis and the crisis in Central America facing the large number of deaths by Chronic Kidney Disease from exposure to dangerous conditions while harvesting the 1 million tons of sugar exported from the continent each year.