Baking is an art of exact measurement and if you want any baked goods to be perfect make sure to follow the recipe to the last letter. You cannot add or subtract from any of the ingredients unless you are a professional baker. A lot of people, to eliminate any mistakes in their baking, discover that using ready-made mixes is sufficient enough for their needs. In truth, buying a mix might be even cheaper sometimes than baking something from scratch. You just can’t buy only half cup of sugar nor can you just buy one cup of chocolate chips. If you want to bake cupcakes, the easiest way is to use a ready-made cake mix.
There are many flavors for you to choose from and a wide variety of prepared icing and toppings that takes out all the fuss of preparing. You may want to create your own different kinds of icings and add decorative items like candy sprinkles, candy coated chocolate, or even gold and silver decorations to top the cupcakes. As beautiful as the icing decoration may be, it is how delicious the cake batter is that is most important.
If you want to make fantastic cupcakes, you have to have the right molds to do the job. There is a number of cupcake baking molds that you can buy. These molds are usually made from aluminum, stainless-steel, Teflon, or the newest kind of flexible silicone mold. Most of these molds require that a cupcake paper holder be placed in before pouring in the batter. It’s not easy to be precise and sometimes you may overfill the paper mold or make the batter drip on the sides. To prevent this from happening, use a ladle with a pouring spout to measure out the batter and pour it slowly into the paper lined mold until it is three-fourths full. There are different sizes of cupcake molds, from that for miniature cupcakes, regular sized, to ones that are as big as a cake or even fun shaped cupcakes for holidays!
For that enormous, fantastic cupcake that will wow everybody, you should get the flexible silicone zigzag edged mold that can give you the biggest cupcake ever. These kinds of molds come in pairs as the big dome of the cupcake will be baked as well to give you the perfect cupcake. With the new flexible silicone molds you will get to eliminate the need of having to put the paper cupcake holders. Start making the fanciest, whimsical, delicious, or enormous cupcakes by using a mix and having the right cupcake mold.