Published at Monday, September 10th 2018. by Susanna Hewitt in Cupcakes.
Prior to the introduction of the cupcake to the kitchens of America, cakes were made by weighing the ingredients. Cupcakes were made by measuring the ingredients for the first time. It has been suggested that this is perhaps where the term "cup cake" originated, since everything was measured in cups. Other origins of the name have also been offered, such as the fact they are baked in a cup but at one time, cupcakes were also called "number cakes". This name originated from the recipe, whereby it required "...once cup butter, two cups sugar, three cups flour, four eggs..." At one time, recipes called for cupcakes to be "...baked into little tins."
What is nicer at a party than a good looking, festive table? A cake stands alone. Cupcakes can be displayed in so many appealing ways. The latest hit is the cupcake stand. This can be store bought, which comes as a basic stand, or color coordinated. If you cannot find what you are looking for, you can always stack small boxes on top of larger boxes, place several boxes around the table, or even one large box. To color coordinate, you can find wrap paper to match. They can be very elaborate.
Baking in an oven requires more work. Imagine having to turn the muffin around every now and then just to make the cupcakes cook perfectly. In cupcake makers though, you do not have to go through that kind of hassle as they are built to cook cupcakes. They already have the right heat settings for making cupcakes, so you do not have to worry about turning the batter and such.
Mix the batter correctly. Mix just long enough that the ingredients combine well. Otherwise, you can end up changing the texture of your cupcakes; over-mixing the batter usually makes the cupcakes tough.
Can you recall any party that did not have cupcakes as a dessert selection? Probably not, since cupcakes are a perfect dessert option for cake lovers, be it any occasion. So if you are planning to throw a party at your home, do not forget to include cupcakes in your menu. You might be looking for some unique combinations and mouth-watering flavors to appease the sweeter palate of your guests. Here are some fantastic cupcake and frosting combinations.
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