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Cupcakes are a delightful, individual serving size, alternative to cake. This page contains cupcake tips and tricks.
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By 6 found this helpful
July 22, 2010

I have a cupcake pan that holds very large cupcakes. I decided I wanted to make some cornbread muffins. I wanted to use cupcake liners but did not have any that size, I tried to find them in the store but no one carried them. I had an idea - coffee filters!

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I have a 4 cup coffee maker which is the perfect size for my muffins. I folded a filter in half and cut about one half inch off, unfolded it, sprayed it with olive oil spray and placed it in the cupcake pan. It fit perfectly. I filled them half full, baked them, and it all turned out great.

When push comes to shove you can always come up with something - my mother always told me there are no problems only solutions. I hope someone can use this idea!

By letageraldine from Tucson, AZ

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By 1 found this helpful
September 2, 2008

This tip is for a quick, easy, and clean way to pour cupcake batter in the baking pan or cupcake liners. After mixing up your batter, fill a zip top bag with batter. Cut a small hole in one of the bottom corners and squeeze the batter into the prepared pan. For easy filling of the zip top bag, fold over the top and insert into a container such as a plastic deli container. This will hold the bag up and open. No more batter drips on the pan or racing to fill the next cup before a drip escapes!

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Source: I recently discovered this tip in a book called Hello, Cupcake! I had a moment of "Why didn't I think of this before..." so maybe many people already do this. I hope it makes life easier for someone else!

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September 14, 2013

Awhile back I brought cupcakes to my friend. She did the strangest thing before eating one. She broke the bottom off of the cupcake and plopped it on top of the frosting, like a lid.

After laughing about it, I asked her why she did that. She told me that it keeps the frosting off of her fingers. I couldn't help but take a photo so that I could share this tip with other people. It honestly is a great way to keep from getting messy if you don't have a fork handy! :)

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November 8, 2012

Next time you make cupcakes instead of icing them, just put a marshmallow on each cupcake about 10 minutes before your cupcakes are done. Instant frosting and they taste great!

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By 1 found this helpful
August 29, 2011

Do your muffins and cupcakes stick to the cupcake liners? It seems that the "reduced fat" kick has made the mixes SO un-fat, that everything sticks now. I now give each cupcake paper a quick squirt with nonstick baking spray before I put the batter in and have had great success!

Source: I don't remember if I saw this somewhere or if it just came to me after the kids' complaining about muffins sticking all the time.

By Eileen from Elk Grove, CA

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November 17, 20060 found this helpful

When baking cupcakes, muffins, or cakes, it is easier for me to pour out contents by mixing in a measuring cup with a spout. I use the 48 oz. one and it works great, avoids all mess.

By Maria From San Antonio TX

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April 11, 20050 found this helpful

I have found it easy to fill cupcakes with a scoop 1/2 cup measuring cup. It is so easy and leaves no mess.

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February 18, 2008

Use an ice cream scoop to fill cupcake liners without spilling and making a mess.

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By 0 found this helpful
January 5, 2010

How do you make a cake from cupcakes?

By Angie from Pecos, TX

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January 6, 20100 found this helpful
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I have never seen the type of cupcake cakes described above, but the cake decorating stores sell cool racks to place cupcakes on for parties. Also I use to make a small cake and decorate it really fancy and put the candles on it, then make lots of cupcakes and place them around the cake with one flower or a small decoration on each to give out to the children at the party instead of cake cutting.

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July 21, 20100 found this helpful

I am wanting to know if it possible to bake a cupcake in a paper coffee filter? I am wanting to bake a large cupcake and I can only find the regular size of a paper cupcake liners. Sincerely needing help.

Juanna

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Baking Cupcakes in Coffee Filters?

Try it! Cake mix in a box is dirt cheap. I wouldn't be afraid to try it. Not sure what you would use to hold the coffee filter while it bakes, maybe a metal bowl with straight sides :) Let us know if it works. (09/23/2005)

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Baking Cupcakes in Coffee Filters?

I am a baker and have to tell you that I have used coffee filters for baking. The only difference is, is that you have to grease the filters before adding the mix. You also have to stand them in something to hold them. What I have used are tuna cans to hold them in while baking. Just wash them out good with lemon juice. I have also used a round cake pan and let each one rest alongside the other. Oh! I also bake in coffee cans for different items. (09/25/2005)

By Carolyn

Baking Cupcakes in Coffee Filters?

Someone makes a jumbo muffin paper liner. My mom was looking for them, couldn't find them, then I was at the cake/candy supply store, and found a couple of packages on the shelf. (10/03/2005)

By Aleta

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