Who does not feel tempted by cupcakes and their equally mouth-watering frosting? But it isn’t necessary to spend money on cupcakes every time you crave them. So the better alternative here is to bake them, and that way you can have them whenever you want and as many as you want.
As time-consuming as it seems, it is a very good idea. Nothing seems better than an eagerness to eat them once the aroma starts filling the kitchen and you see them rise from the oven window.
Oh, do you not feel your mouth watering, already?
Now, every recipe book tells you how to bake them, but not all tell you the things that you should avoid if you want to bake the yummiest cupcakes, ever.
Don’t use cold ingredients.
Avoid using cold ingredients, no matter how hard it gets. All your ingredients, eggs, butter, milk; everything should be at room temperature. This is because cold ingredients don’t mix well with dry ingredients. Thus, your ingredients should be at room temperature.
Don’t forget to preheat the oven.
Pre-heat the oven before you start baking. This is done so that when you put the cupcakes in the oven, it is already warm and does not have to pick up from a cold temperature to a higher one with cupcakes in it. Pre-heating the oven helps you bake fine cupcakes.
Don’t over mix the batter.
Mix the batter well enough to make sure there aren’t any lumps in it. But keep in mind that the speed at which you mix it should not be very fast so that your batter is not very thin. Over mixing the batter crushes the air bubbles in it that help the cupcakes rise.
Don’t overfill cupcake liners.
Avoid overfilling cupcakes liners at all times. When you put the cupcakes into the oven, they begin to rise. But if the liners are overfilled then the cupcakes will spill over in the oven. If there is space left in the liner after you have baked them you can fill it up with frosting.
Don’t frost too soon
Wait for the cupcakes to cool off before you begin with the frosting. If you start with the frosting on cupcakes that are still hot, the frosting will begin to melt. So it is best to let the cupcakes cool.
Baking cupcakes is not an easy task, but it isn’t difficult either. But making the perfect ones is a work of art, so keep in mind things that you should avoid just like you keep the recipe in mind.