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Can I use icing sugar instead of caster sugar? Are they the same thing?

So there is a cupcake recipe I wanna make and it's my first time making it also one of my first time making any dessert like this. I got some icing sugar but the recipe asked for caster sugar. Are ...
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how to get the salty taste out of your cupcake

I was making cupcakes from scratch with my kids and I tasted the batter after we mixed everything into it .The batter was really really good but it tasted really salty.We tried adding milk but it didn'...
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Does (how does) cake batter consistency affect outcomes?

I've made lots of cake... usually in the form of mini cupcakes. Generally I find a full cake recipe for a layer cake or even a sheet cake or bundt cake and just put it in mini cupcake pans and bake ...
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How can I make cupcakes lighter?

I'm a new baker and I've had some pretty decent cupcakes but I feel that they are more thicker then wanted. What can I do to make them lighter?
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cupcakes keep on sinking in center

I'm trying to make vanilla cupcakes from scratch and the center is always sinking in and when I touch them they're soft like they're under-cooked? Maybe it's the all-purpose flour that I'm using? I ...
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What is ideal temperature for baking cupcakes?

I baked two batches of cupcakes at 180˚C but both collapsed in the middle. I guessed I must have used a little extra baking soda in the first batch so I used lesser amount of baking soda and baking ...
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I forgot to add butter to my cupcakes but they were ok - why?

I made some chocolate cupcakes and for some reason totally forgot to add the butter. The mixture was like muffin batter so I didn't twig until they'd cooked and looked smaller then usual and more ...
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Mug cakes in the oven?

I'm planning a party and want to make multiple mug cakes, but since I need to make about 100 and don't have a microwave that big I was wondering if I could make them in the oven and if there were oven ...
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Will my bizcocho dominicano cake rise?

I'm planning to make the cake batter from scratch on Sunday, refrigerate it (not freezing!) for about 3 days, and bake it up on Wednesday. But I'm cramped for time on that day. I've researched that ...
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Baking things into cupcakes!

I've seen many things on the web of people baking things into cupcakes, whether it be a pre-baked heart cake shape into a cupcake or a hershey kiss and I have some questions! When you put a pre-baked ...
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12 count versus 24 count cupcake pan

I have a commercial oven, 2 to be exact, each one can hold 10 dozen standard size cupcakes at one time. My question is this, would I be better off using the regular 12 count muffin pans or going ...
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How to re-fold paper cupcake liners?

Paper cupcake liners are made from circles of paper, then the outer parts are are crimped to create the (mostly) vertical sides. The shape of the liners should match the indentations in the muffin tin....
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Will chocolate eggs inside a cupcake melt when baked in the oven?

Easter is coming and I was interested in baking some cupcakes with a solid/praline-filled chocolate surprise inside. Please refer to the image below. Little side note: I will put smaller chocolate ...
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Can silicone moulds be used for making cupcakes in electric tandoor

I am preparing cupcakes as I have bought new electric tandoor. Now I am confused, can silicone moulds be used in electric tandoor or not?
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How should I convert my Victoria sponge to a chocolate sponge?

I generally bake Victoria sponge cake with 6 oz flour. Now to make a chocolate sponge cake do I substitute 2 oz of flour with cocoa powder or do I keep the 6 oz flour and add additional 2 oz cocoa ...
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How can you change flavors in store-bought frosting?

I'm in a time crunch and I bought pre-made frosting for some cupcakes I'm bringing to a potluck (I know, shame on me. The cupcakes are homemade at least.). Because I was rushing, I accidentally bought ...
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what is the difference between thick and liquidy cupcake batters?

I've seen cupcake batters that are thick and scoopable with an ice cream scoop and I've seen cupcake batters that are very liquidy in nature. What is the difference between them in general, what are ...
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Can a failed cupcake be incorpated into a new cupcake?

I was making white chocolate cupcakes, and forgot to put in baking powder. I am baking a new set, and wondered if it would be possible to crumble up these failed cupcakes and put them in the new ones ...
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One base cake mix and then make several flavors

Does anyone know how to make one base cake mix and then make several flavors for cupcakes? I was thinking a basic white cake mix then SPLITTING mix into Vanilla Bean, Chocolate and Strawberry. Thank ...
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How to convert cook time and temp from 9" round cake pans to standard cupcakes? [duplicate]

I am making carrot cake "cupcakes" from a recipe meant for round 9" cake pans (3 layers, if that matters). The cake pans are supposed to cook 25-30 min at 350. How should I cook the cupcakes? ...
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How to “fill” a cake made from a cupcake recipe

I have several cupcake recipes. I know it's easy to convert to a cake (just adjust baking time and figure out correct pan size). My question is many of the cupcake recipes have a filling that is (...
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How to bake crushed peppermint into cake?

I'm still fairly new to baking and I'm making cupcakes for a Christmas party on Thursday and I couldn't seem to find a recipe online for the the kind I want to make, which is a peppermint cupcake. ...
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Edible lollipop sticks for a complicated birthday cake

I'm baking a cake for my sister. Though the cake will be simple. I decided to make chocolate cupcake lollipops. The cupcakes will read out her traits like nice, awesome etc. I need some advice on how ...
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The quantity of which ingredients should be increased to raise the moistness of a cake?

I tried this recipe and found the result to be quite dry for my taste. It contains milk, oil, and eggs. Which among the three should be increased to how much amount in order to raise the moistness ...
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Tall cupcakes that have height to them

I would like to bake mini cupcakes but need height on them before I use icing sugar. How do I get this right without the cupcake spilling over the paper and going flat and having no height to it?
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Storing cake batter

I know ideally when you make cake batter, you want to bake it right away, but could you store it in the fridge for a day or two (like you can pancake batter)? I'm entering a lot of items in a ...
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When making filled cupcakes, is it possible to bake a custard filling in it?

I'm about to make filled cupcakes for the first time. It'll be this cupcake from Ming Makes Cupcakes. The filling is basically lemon curd, i.e. a custard. Most tutorials on making filled cupcakes ...
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What's the difference between a cupcake and a muffin?

I was debating with someone today whether what we were eating was a cupcake or a muffin, but realized we didn't really know the difference. So what's the difference between a cupcake and a muffin in ...
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Does peppermint flavour work with orange flavour? [closed]

I want to make some cupcakes. I want to flavour the body with orange and the top with peppermint (along some blue colouring). Would this work, on a taste level? EDIT The reason why I am asking this ...
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Adjusting baking time and temp for small cupcakes? [duplicate]

Is there a good rule of thumb for adjusting temp and time when using batter from a cake recipe in cupcakes, especially very small bite size cupcakes? I will be using a gingerbread cake batter that ...
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What does meringue powder do in butter cream icing?

I've recently been taking a Wilton cake decorating class. Part of the curriculum includes making our own buttercream icing. Many of Wilton's recipes for buttercream and like icings call for the ...
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Is there a basic, universal recipe for cupcakes?

Does anyone know of a "basic, universal recipe" for cupcakes? I would like to find a cupcake recipe that will use the same basic ingredients with variations to change the flavor or add ingredients ...
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How to make cakes/scones that won't go off, for display purposes

This is a bit of a strange question, but I thought someone here might be able to help. I am trying to make some cupcakes, scones or similar to display on a home-made cake stand in a shop window. I ...
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How do I make cake batter from scratch without butter?

I need to make a cake, but I don't have butter, I could go buy some, but I don't have time because i need to do this cake right now and finish it in an hour so i can give it to someone.
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baking cupcakes in a commercial sized pan?

I bought a 24 cup cupcake pan from a restaurant supply store because I am baking cupcakes for my daughter's wedding. The cups are regular size, just in one big pan. Should I place the pan on the ...
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How to best store cupcakes?

When I put them in the fridge, they developed a kind of a moist surface by the next day. Should I just leave them outside in an air-tight jar? If yes, then for how long will they stay fresh?
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Do the cup cakes bake faster in a 24 hole cup cake tray rather than a 12 hole cup cake tray?

The cupcakes cook faster than the big one piece cakes, so does it make sense to assume that the cup cakes bake faster in a 24 hole cup cake tray rather than a 12 hole cup cake tray? My oven has a ...
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Is there any other difference between the cakes and the cup cakes besides the size?

I don't have the small cups, so I place the cup cake batter in big vessels, and I think I have prepared cakes. Now, I'll get the small cups and place the same batter in the cups, and call them cup ...
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Why does my butter icing melt so quickly?

I've been making cupcakes for a while now and I use butter icing. They come out pretty and taste nice, but they melt so quickly. Sometimes it's impossible to pipe, because the icing goes so sloppy. ...
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Why did my eggless cup cake prepared with condensed milk get charred in a convection microwave?

We have prepared the eggless cupcake with condensed milk. We have used convection mode in microwave. Preheated to 200C and then baked the cake for 10 mins. It started off nicely, but at 10th min, we ...
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Is it bad if a sponge cake sits out for a couple hours before cooking?

I am making cupcakes and was wondering if it is okay if you leave the batter out for a couple hours before cooking.
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Cream cheese cupcake icing too sour

How can I cut out the sour taste a bit and make it sweeter? Overall the icing tastes good, I'd just like to tweak it a bit. The recipe I used contains: 2 8-oz packages cream cheese, at room ...
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What temperature and time should I use for a cupcake recipe?

I am having difficulty baking a vanilla and chocolate cup-size cake. The ingredients are as follows: 12 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped 1 cup butter, cut into pieces 1 cup cold milk 1 ...
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Can an Angel Food Cake recipe be converted to cupcakes?

I know "standard" cake recipes can be converted to cupcakes by adjusting bake time... is the same true for angel food cakes as well? Or do other things need to be changed as well? Thanks!
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How do I change cake recipes for cupcakes?

This is a three-part question: Which classes of cake are unsuitable for cupcakes? Can I do angel food cake or pound cake? What changes do I need to make when converting a normal cake recipe for ...
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Tripling a baking recipe

I have a cupcake recipe that I've doubled successfully in the past. I'd like to triple it for an upcoming party but I seem to recall reading that some ingredients don't work as well if tripled. Is ...
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How would you adapt a brownie recipe to a two-bite cupcake size?

How would you adapt a brownie recipe to a two-bite cupcake size? Additional constraint, I usually bake with whole wheat flouer, and try to reduce butter in favor of apple-sauce, olive oil and coconut ...
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How to stop my cupcakes from sticking to their cupcake wrappers?

I have found that every time I make cupcakes (or muffins, cornbread & hot dog muffins, etc) that the paper liner sticks to the finished cupcake. I know its not me because the Tim Hortons 'muffins' ...
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How can I avoid windswept muffins in a convection oven?

I have a very small multi-function oven (about the size of a microwave) and for baking, the recommended setting is the "convection" one. Things bake fine in terms of taste, but muffins and cupcakes ...