cupcake techniques

Baking with tea

Baking with Tea – How To Get the Flavor of Tea Into Your Baked Goods

I'm officially hooked on baking with tea. I'm craving baked goods with chamomile, oolong, and chrysanthemum. Why? I learned the trick to getting a vibrant tea flavor in my baking and I'm going to show …

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Overmixed Cupcakes

What Happens When You Overmix Cake Batter

Cupcake recipes like my famous vanilla cupcake recipe and chocolate cupcake recipe often contain the instruction "mix until just combined." I want to talk about what that really means and what happens when you over-mix …

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Applesauce Instead of Butter and Oil

Using Applesauce as a Butter or Oil Substitute: Cupcake Project Substitution Lab Test 2

Cupcake Project Substitution Lab Test 2: Using Applesauce as a Butter or Oil Substitute Introduction / Purpose Many of you have asked me about using applesauce as a butter or oil substitute to cut …

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Mayonnaise Instead of Eggs

Cupcake Project Substitution Lab, Test 1: Using Mayonnaise as an Egg Substitute

Test 1: Using Mayonnaise as an Egg Substitute Introduction / Purpose Mayonnaise is mostly egg yolk and oil; so, despite the initial "yuck" factor, mayo is sometimes suggested as a substitution for eggs in …

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