4 Pitfalls of Cupcake Baking to Avoid

At Simply Wrappers, we offer the highest quality custom cupcake wrappers for your events, parties and holidays. Our themed wrappers are perfect for any occasion, and our products and customer satisfaction are the industry standard.

Here’s the thing: To utilize our amazing products, first you need a quality cupcake. And as plenty who have tried and failed can tell you, this isn’t just as simple as saying it. What are some of the pitfalls you may run into as you’re going through the baking process? Let’s have a look.

Peeling From Liners

Cupcakes that peel away from their liners prematurely are one of the chief baking issues, and can ruin your presentation. Some of the most common causes of non-sticky cupcakes include:

  • Bad liners (not a problem at Simply Wrappers)
  • Hot cupcakes left in tins for too long – can build up steam and moisture in the cupcake
  • Moist cupcakes – whether it’s something like a fruit topping or anything else that can add wetness to the cupcake, this moisture is the main culprit

Short Cupcakes

Knowing exactly how high to stack your cupcake mix in the pan can be difficult – directions usually don’t specify, and even if they do, it’s a very precise science. As a result, sometimes cupcakes may come out too short to even get out of the pan, and certainly too short to adequately fit into a special cupcake liner.

One solution here is testing the rising capabilities of your cupcakes out in advance – use just a small amount of batter for a couple cupcakes filled about halfway up the liner, and see how it cooks. In cases where you still have issues, you can just add extra frosting.

Frosting Issues

Frosting isn’t just the proverbial icing on the (cup)cake, it turns out. Many people assume frosting goes on as soon as you pull your cupcakes out of the oven, but this is a mistake. You should give them at least an hour and maybe more in many cases, as extra heat left in the cupcake might melt your frosting and cause you to waste all sorts of time and money.

Transportation Problems

Down the same lines, don’t assume that whatever container you transport your cupcakes in is immune to temperature and other physical concerns. In warm months, the perils of melting frosting are serious issues. In winter, too much cold or moisture in the cupcakes could create a whole other set of issues. Make sure you plan out your transit well in advance no matter what season you’re in, just to be sure.

Now that you’ve got some baking tips, you’re ready to get cooking! For any questions here or about our wide selection of custom cupcake wrappers and liners, our customer service agents are standing by to assist you.
By Bruce Hansen | |
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