How to Make a Big Frosting Swirl Everyone loves a giant cupcake swirl. To make a perfect frosting swirl, you need three things: A stiff frosting that is pipe-able. Not all frostings can be piped. If yours can’t be piped, there are other ways to make cupcakes look pretty. A pastry bag. I use disposable [...]
How to Make Cupcakes Look Pretty One thing that I have learned is not to fight the frosting. Some frosting recipes can be piped onto a cupcake and make beautiful swirls. Other frostings are meant to be spread. Don’t be sad if the frosting you make is the spreadable kind; your cupcake can still look [...]
How High to Fill Cupcake Liners The height you should fill a cupcake liner varies by cupcake recipe. I strongly recommend baking a test cupcake if you are trying a new recipe: Fill one cupcake liner halfway and bake according to the recipe. See how high the cupcake rises. Some recipes don’t rise at all, [...]
How to Open a Cupcake Shop I’m regularly asked for advice on opening a cupcake shop. Unfortunately, I do not own a shop and have never sold my cupcakes. I bake cupcakes for friends and family and make money through recipe development and the advertisements that you see on this blog. Cupcakes Take the Cake [...]
Food Photography Tips I am extremely lucky to be married to a professional photographer. Jonathan (of J. Pollack Photography) takes all of my photos. He wrote a blog post on Digital Photography School with some of his top tips for food photos that is definitely worth a read.
How to Keep Cupcakes from Collapsing in the Middle Of all of the questions that I am asked, this is probably the most asked question. Unfortunately, it is the one with the least straight answer. From my research into the subject (and personal experience) there are several possible reasons this could be happening: Your liners [...]