I currently use a Breville mixer. Why? Well, they gave it to me for free. But, I seriously love it and would highly recommend it. Here are two of my favorite features of the mixer: It comes with a blade that scrapes down the side of the bowl as you mix. This is fantastic and [...]
How to Tell When Cupcakes are Done I use two different ways to determine if cupcakes are done: Lightly touch a cupcake and see if it bounces back. If your hand sinks through, it’s not done. Stick a toothpick into the center of a cupcake. If it comes out dry, it’s done. Note: If you [...]
How to Convert Recipes to Metric Units I write my recipes using U.S. measurements. The conversion calculator on Diana’s Desserts is the best tool that I’ve found for doing conversions. I often use it the opposite way – to convert metric recipes to U.S. measurements.
Vegan and Gluten-Free Cupcake RecipesI have quite a few vegan and gluten-free cupcake recipes. They are all labeled as such in my recipe index. In some cases, you’ll find that I used vegan cake recipes and non-vegan frosting recipes. You can typically convert the frosting to a vegan recipe by using shortening instead of butter [...]
Freezing Cupcakes While I don’t freeze cupcakes often (I don’t have a big freezer), I’ve had great success when I’ve done so. The cupcakes aren’t quite as good as they were fresh, but they are pretty close. If you are freezing cupcakes with whipped cream frosting, do not frost them until after removing from the [...]