Blog | Cupcake Project - Part 155

Food Photography Tips

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.

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How to Keep Cupcakes from Collapsing in the Middle

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 [...]

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How to Keep Cupcakes from Collapsing

How to Keep Cupcakes from Collapsing Unfortunately, keeping cupcakes from collapsing is not straightforward.  Based on my research into the subject (and personal experience), there are several possible reasons cupcakes collapse: Your liners could be overfilled.  If your cupcakes collapse instead of doming, the recipe may be at fault.  With some recipes, the cupcakes rise [...]

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The Breville Mixer

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 [...]

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How to Tell When Cupcakes are Done

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 [...]

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How to Convert Recipes to Metric Units

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.

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