Cupcakes are small, individual cakes, ready to be deliciously decorated, displayed, and devoured. The flavor combinations and decorating possibilities are endless. Learn a few basic recipes, and master a few decorating techniques and you are well on your way to becoming a cupcake making superstar.
Cupcake making starts with fresh, high quality ingredients, some specialized equipment, the right time and taste-tested recipes, and like anything else, practice. For the best results, start with the best ingredients and do not allow substitutions. This means every ingredient, from the butter and flour to the high grade Belgian chocolate. Use what the recipe calls for and you will put out a superior product. Measure ingredients exactly as the recipe states using good measuring spoons and cups. Being off just a little bit with some ingredients can mean the difference between a good and a great cupcake.
Cupcake baking tins and liners come in various materials, shapes and sizes. As cupcake batters are created differently, so will the results you should expect when using different equipment. So experiment with different pans and liners to
find the ones that work best for you. Oven temperature plays a key role in baking, so be sure to learn the true temperature your oven delivers when the oven knob is set to a specific temperature. Over baking cupcakes is easy to do, and easier
when your oven is hotter than you think it is. Test cupcakes for doneness and if you are not sure, if you think they might be, remove them from the oven to a wire rack. The heat in the cupcake tin will continue to cook them.
Once you have created the perfect cupcake, it is tome to frost and decorate it. Depending on your likes and the occasion, you may want something simple or something truly decadent and extravagant. Frostings are made from different sugars
and creams to create different thickness, textures and tastes. Decorating can be simple or elaborate. If you really want to jazz up your cupcakes, invest in a pastry tip kit and visit your local supermarket, specialty baking store, and online
retailers for the latest in cupcake toppers.
CupcakeRecipe.com offer dozens of recipes including the classic white, yellow, and chocolate cupcakes. These basic recipes are perfect for experimentation, allowing you to create your own variations and personal favorites. Additionally you will find delicious cupcake recipes for any occasion or holiday. Each recipe includes ingredient and cooking tips to insure cupcake making success. We’re growing rapidly, so bookmark the site and return often.