My Favourite Cupcake Tips

Happy Saturday everyone ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sharing with you another one of my guides, after the success of my previous ones,ย bread making tips and how to cream butter and sugar,ย I knew I had to share another one, this time we’re going to be talking about cupcakes!

Delicious, fun and practical cupcakes ๐Ÿ™‚ ย I love making cupcakes ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹I’ve made sooo many in my time, already shared loads of recipes too and I’ve got even more coming! In fact, I’m going to be doing a cupcake week this week, sharing a few of my most popular and favourite cupcake recipes ๐Ÿ˜‰

Many people enjoy making, and eating! ๐Ÿ˜‰ cupcakes. There are so many variations you can do with just one recipe or one cupcake.
I’ve learned a few things about making great cupcakes each and every time. Here are a few of my favourite tricks:

  • Ingredients knowing your ingredients and what your going to put in your cupcakes. Quality of ingredients is the most important. In almost all of my cupcake recipes, I use any local product for things like flour, milk and eggs. But when it comes to butter, baking soda and vanilla splurging a bit really does make a difference. I always use good quality brands for those.
  • Batter the cupcake batter is what makes or breaks a cupcake. Using the correct techniques, making sure not to over whisk are key to a good cupcake. Knowing whether your batter should be thick or thin is super important. When a recipe produces a thin batter, the cupcake will be very soft and velvety whereas when a batter produces a thicker batter, the cupcakes will turn out fluffy. Your batter should never be too thick . A good way to check this is too scoop up some batter with a spoon, holding it down. The batter should stay on for a few seconds before falling off. If it doesn’t then it’s probably too thick, fix this by adding 1 – 2 tablespoons milk or water.
  • Never overfill your cupcake cups. This is cruicial to prevent over flowing and sinking of cupcakes. If you add too much batter than your cupcakes will rise too much, sometimes spilling over the edges and once out of the oven, collapse and sink in the middle. A good rule of thumb to remember is never to fill more than 2/3 of the cupcake cup.
  • Don’t overbake the cupcakes. I don’t always follow the baking times stated in a recipe because all ovens are different and I know how mine works. You should try and bake your cupcakes just until a few moist crumbs, no wet batter, come out when poked with a toothpick or knife. Set your timers at 15 minutes and don’t open the oven door before this time. Once this time has passed, you can check your cupcakes every few minutes or so until they’re done.
  • Cool on a wire rack. This is important to ensure your cupcakes don’t get soggy while cooling. Leave them in the baking tray until they’re cool enough to remove and place on a wire rack. Always frost cupcakes once they’re completely cooled.
  • Remedies: If your cupcakes are too dense and you’re worried they may be dry, let them cool slightly but before they’ve cooled all the way, place in an air tight container and let them cool completely inside. This traps in any moisture making the cupcakes softer.
  • ย Always remember, no matter what happens to your cupcakes, frosting hides all errors ๐Ÿ˜‚:)๐Ÿ‘

Dressing up cupcakes is so much fun isn’t it :):)

Remember to always have fun!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  1. I could go for a cupcake now after reading this! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing your tips!

    1. Aww your very welcome! I’ll be adding more tips to this list, definitely more pictures, they made me hungry too! Btw love your display icon picture by your name, looks so inviting โค thanks for your sweet comment xx

  2. OMG! I love a good cupcake! I’m not much of a baker but that’s about to change. I plan on experimenting! Those Oreo ones look heavenly!

    1. Hii thank you so much! Cupcakes are always the ones that make people want to bake! Those Oreo ones were devoured and that recipe is coming up on my blog ๐Ÿ˜‰ thank you for your lovely comment xx

  3. HI Linda, thanks so much for these tips ๐Ÿ™‚ I love making cup cakes. I also cheat a bit and ice/frost about half and then freeze a the other half for another day otherwise, seriously I will eat the whole lot. There is no stopping me. xxx

    1. Hahaha oh my gosh I do that too! In fact if you look at my cupcake posts you’ll notice that none of them are pictures of a full dozen cupcakes! I always frost half and freeze the rest, I just posted my yellow cupcakes where you can see this ๐Ÿ˜‰ plus you can dress up the other frozen ones with completely different frostings and fillings ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ thanks so much for the lovely comment xx

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