Perfect Cupcakes

A Piece of Heaven

Cupcakes or fairy cakes are small sized cakes meant for one person’s enjoyment.

Any kind of cakes can be turned into cupcakes. So you can use your favorite cake recipes in creating truly delicious cupcakes.

This sweet and enticing delight is easy to make but can be challenging to perfect.

Here are a few tips in making your perfect cupcake…

Photo by Hello Darlin at http://www.flickr.com/photos/hellonheels/
Photo by Hello Darlin at http://www.flickr.com/photos/hellonheels/

1. Measuring the batter.

A batter that’s enough for a 2-layer cake can make about 24 regular-sized cupcakes.

2. Use cupcake liners.

Besides adding to its aesthetic appeal cupcake liners serves a purpose. The batter takes the form of the liner and keeps your cupcake in uniformed size. The liner also makes it easier for you to decorate your cupcake. It serves as a holder when served too.

Cupcake liners are available in various colors and designs. Choose a design that’s most suitable for the theme you’re going for.

3. Keep your oven in check.

Make sure that your baking your cupcakes at the right temperature and do constantly check on it. Since cupcakes are so much smaller than cakes, the batter can get easily burned if you leave it too long in the oven.

If you preheat the oven at 350 degrees F, it should take about 20 to 25 minutes for regular-sized cupcakes to get done. But this usually depends on the density of the batter.

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Photo by wishuponacupcake, http://www.flickr.com/photos/24458886@N07/2674057917

4. Do not apply the frosting while it’s hot.

Only apply the frostings once the cupcakes are cooled. Frosting atop of hot cupcake tends to lose its freshness. The hot cupcake absorbs the frosting making the top part of your cupcake soggy in texture.

To make this easier, right after baking pop the cupcakes right out of the pan and place them in a cooling rack.

5. Keep it cool after applying the frosting.

Once you’re done adding the frosting and the decorations, place the cupcakes into the fridge to keep the frosting in creamy consistency. This helps in keeping the cupcakes looking fresh too.

It’s always best to refrigerate the cupcakes for 15 to 30 minutes before serving.

6. Don’t overdo the frosting.

Some people might find your cupcake too sweet, if you apply too much frosting.
So try not to go overboard with it, especially if you will be adding sweet cake toppings or candies for décor.


7. Store without frosting.

You can store unfrosted cupcakes in the freezer for as long as 2 months.

How to make cupcakes in ice cream cones

Tiny Works of Art


There’s no limit to what you can do when decorating your cupcakes, it’s up to your imagination.

It’s better to use edible toppers. You can use cake toppers, sprinkles, candies or gummy candies, sour candies, licorice, chocolates, colored shreds of coconuts or whatever you think that would go well with the flavor and theme of your cupcake.


By Pinkcakebox
By Pinkcakebox

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