Blog | Cupcake Project - Part 155

Thanksgiving Cupcake Ideas

Thanksgiving is almost here!  Have you picked out a Thanksgiving cupcake recipe yet?  Here are my top picks. ◄ 3 of 5 Thanksgiving Cupcake Ideas ► Sweet Potato Casserole Cupcakes On Thanksgiving, I walk right past the turkey on the buffet table and straight to the sweet potato casserole.  News flash:  Sweet potato casserole is [...]

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How to Convert a Cake Recipe to a Cupcake Recipe

How to Convert a Cake Recipe to a Cupcake Recipe You don’t need a cupcake recipe to bake cupcakes. In fact, most cake recipes can be easily converted to cupcake recipes: Make the cake batter as directed in the recipe. Fill one cupcake liner halfway with the batter.   Bake at the temperature called for in [...]

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Frequently Asked Cupcake Questions

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 [...]

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How to Make a Big Frosting Swirl

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 [...]

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How to Make Cupcakes Look Pretty

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 [...]

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How High to Fill Cupcake Liners

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, [...]

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