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Help on understanding frosting

Based on your description, I am 99.999...% certain that your wife likes the good ol' American-style Wilton buttercream. It's literally butter and powdered sugar whipped together, with a little milk, ...
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Can every cake/cupcake batter be made as pancakes?

The definition of a pancake is a flat, often round cake made from a starch based batter that is fried in a pan. Any cake batter is going to flatten out to some extent and if flipped will cook, so yes ...
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What are the dips in muffin/cupcake tins called?

Looking at Amazon listings and Wikipedia Cup seems to be the correct terminology, or at least the most common one. Alternative names I found are cavity and well, which also seem adequate. The paper ...
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Will my bizcocho dominicano cake rise?

Sorry, but no. The baking powder aids in making the cake light, but the main "rising agent" is actually the air incorporated in the batter by patient whipping, together with the eggs. Now if you ...
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12 count versus 24 count cupcake pan

You're probably better off going with the bigger pans. A more influential factor than "how evenly the pan cooks the muffins" will probably be the time you're taking things in and out of the oven. So, ...
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How to re-fold paper cupcake liners?

Maybe try reshaping a whole stack at once. You might slowly bend them back into shape by hand, holding the stack and in place with your thumbs and wrapping your fingers around to bend the edges of ...
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I forgot to add butter to my cupcakes but they were ok - why?

Butter (and basically any saturated fat) is added to cake recipes mostly as a way of adding texture to the final product. By adding the fat product to the recipe, you make the cupcakes light and ...
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Mug cakes in the oven?

A microwave has a very different mechanism of heating than an oven, and recipes for the two are not interchangeable. The results of making microwave-optimized cakes in the oven will be unpredictable. ...
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Will melted chocolate stick to cupcake papers?

In my experience molten chocolate has never stuck to cupcake papers. You can always make a trial with a little amount of chocolate and 1 piece of cupcake paper. It doesn't take too much effort and ...
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Muffin casing anomaly: detachment

Presumably the time in a humid bag moistens both the casing and the cake in contact with it. I would expect that what adheres to the casing is dried baked cake, and this has an effect similar to ...
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Does (how does) cake batter consistency affect outcomes?

I'll take a stab at this, based on my experiences and general knowledge of cake science. I don't know of any reference resources that directly address this question broadly. Does cake batter ...
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How can I make cupcakes lighter?

My best guess is you are probably over mixing the batter. When you over mix, gluten networks develop leading to a denser and chewier texture. You should mix the batter until "just combined" which ...
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cupcakes keep on sinking in center

Oven temperature gauges are wildly inaccurate. So it is very likely your times and temperatures are off. It sounds like the cupcakes are under-cooked, and are sinking as they cool. Use a good ...
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What is ideal temperature for baking cupcakes?

EDITED: Yes, the original old-fashioned pound cake was named that because it used 1 pound each of butter, flour and sugar. Yes, the ratio was 1:1 of flour and butter but it was done by weight, not by ...
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What is ideal temperature for baking cupcakes?

I would say that the eggless recipe is at fault here. It is not a recipe which replaces the eggs somehow, it is a recipe which simply leaves out the eggs. The symptoms are very typical for that case: ...
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What is ideal temperature for baking cupcakes?

The most common reason for cupcakes to sink is an oven temperature that is too high. 180C is equivalent to 356F. Most recipes in the US for cupcakes call for an oven temperature of 350F. 180 and 350 ...
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Can I use icing sugar instead of caster sugar? Are they the same thing?

Icing sugar is much finer than caster sugar. However this way round you can probably get away with it ("probably" because without the exact recipe it's hard to tell). I have recipes for butter ...
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how to get the salty taste out of your cupcake

Could it be a combination of salt and baking powder. Sometimes people can't put their finger on it so the say salt when it is too much baking powder.
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Baking things into cupcakes!

Pre baked cake won't go dry just from being baked again, though it might be easy to overbake the new cupcake, as Joe mentioned, since the amount of batter is much less. Cake doesn't change just from ...
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Mug cakes in the oven?

A big part of microwave mug cakes is warm, freshly-baked cakes, and you'd expect to be able to hold the handle. So if you cooked them in the oven you would have to let them cool quite a lot before ...
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Mug cakes in the oven?

Not all mugs are oven safe. I do have a couple that are from corningware that say specifically that they're used in the oven. Mine are 20oz, but I've found 11oz ones on Amazon that are about $4.12 ...
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Can silicone moulds be used for making cupcakes in electric tandoor

SilPat, a brand of silicone baking pads, is certified to 480°F. I don’t know about “electric” tandoors, but traditional tandoors, even the DIY kind, generally are much hotter than this. So, If your ...
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Edible lollipop sticks for a complicated birthday cake

Old question, but an answer not in the wiki or comments or other answer: pretzel sticks dipped in white chocolate. The white chocolate will be an off-white but if you prefer there are candy melts that ...
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