1. muffin tin 2. cupcake liners 3. mixing bowl(s) 4. measuring cups/spoons (or a food scale) 5. electric mixer (not required but great to have) 6. oven
1. start from scratch for best results 2. gather and measure ingredients in advance 3. follow recipe exactly to avoid errors
Baking Term 1: "cream together"
This means to mix the butter and sugar together until they become light and fluffy.
Baking Term 2: "whisk together"
This means to use the whisk attachment on your electric mixer or to simply use a whisk. The goal of whisking wet ingredients like eggs is to incorporate air into them. For mixtures of wet and/or dry ingredients, whisking makes sure they are fully combined and evenly distributed.
Baking Term 3: "Sift together"
To sift ingredients, you can either use a sifter or a sieve. The goal of sifting is to remove any clumps in your dry ingredients.
Baking Term 3: "Fold In"
Carefully dump the ingredients on top of your batter. Then, reach your spatula under the batter and fold it gently over the ingredients on top.
Filling Cupcake Liners
The best way to fill cupcake liners is to use an ice cream scoop (or disher). Using a disher makes dispensing batter easy, and it can also help you fill liners with consistency.
How High to Fill Cupcake Liners
1. Fill one cupcake liner halfway and bake according to the recipe. 2. See how high the cupcake rises. 3. Use the test cupcake’s height to determine whether you should fill the remaining cupcakes more or less.
Are my Cupcakes done?
Option 1: Stick a toothpick into a cupcake. If it comes out dry, the cupcake is done. Option 2: Touch the cupcake and see if it springs back.
If the cupcake isn't done, pop it back in the oven for another five minutes and repeat the test.
Cupcake Topping Ideas
• sprinkles • berries • nuts • chocolate chips • big pieces of candy • small cookies • melon balls
For more in-depth tips, troubleshooting, and recipe suggestions, please check out the full post!