How To Make The Perfect Cupcakes
Everybody loves cupcakes. Cupcakes have become one of people’s favorite tea or coffee time snacks. The first batch of cupcakes was created in 1796. It was when an article (which is actually a recipe) about a cake that needs to be baked and served in cups was written. The word ‘cupcake’ itself means a small cake that is made to be served to only one person. Usually they are baked in a special cupcake mould lined with paper liners. Cupcakes are made of four basic ingredients which consist of sugar, butter, flour and eggs. Due to their small size, usually the amount of time needed to bake them is relatively short.
Making cupcakes is not an easy thing to do. Here are some tips to help you master the tricks to make the perfect batch of cupcakes.
The first thing you have to remember is that you need to measure every ingredient. Perfect measurements make perfect cakes. Ingredients like sugar, eggs, butter, and also flour are the four basic ingredients you need to measure. You can get the information about how much of each of these ingredients you need in recipes.
In order to make good cupcakes you have to use the best ingredients available. Don’t waste your time and ruin your own work by using low-grade or low quality ingredients. Make sure you use better quality ones to get better result. Good quality ingredients are often pricier, but they’re worth every penny you pay.
You should always make sure that you keep all ingredients at room temperature, not too cold and not too hot. Keeping ingredients like butter at room temperature will help make the mixing process easier because they won’t be too hard nor too soft. However, if the recipe requires milk, it is advisable to use cold milk. Mixing can be quite a tricky business too. Remember not to mix the ingredients it too long, otherwise it can damage the batter and makes the cupcakes too firm.
When pouring the batter into the cupcake liners, only fill 2/3 of the liners. Over filling can cause the cupcake batter to drip and burn, and they won’t be perfectly baked in the middle.
You need to make sure that you pre-heat your oven before baking. Always make sure it reaches the appropriate temperature before placing the cupcake batter inside, otherwise the cupcakes won’t be evenly baked.
Now that you know the basics for making the perfect cupcakes, you can start making delicious sweet treats for your family and friends. Good luck!