Cupcake Tips and Tricks

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!


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 dollie from Tucson, AZ

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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.

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A while 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.

bottom of cupcake on frosting

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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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Do your muffins and cupcakes stick to the cupcake liners? I now give each cupcake paper a quick squirt with nonstick baking spray before I put the batter in, and have had great success.

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November 17, 2006

When baking cupcakes, muffins, or cakes, it is easier for me to pour out contents by mixing in a measuring cup with a spout.

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April 11, 2005

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

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January 5, 2010

How do you make a cake from cupcakes?

By Angie from Pecos, TX


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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, 2010

I am wanting to know if it possible to bake a cupcake in a paper coffee filter?

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