I’ve compiled a list of frequently asked cupcake questions that I hope will be helpful to you. Each page has an area for comments. If you have your own tips or further questions related to a particular topic that I’ve covered, please add them to the appropriate page. If there is a topic that you [...]
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.