Thursday, August 6, 2009

Cupcakes Pulling Away From Liners

Don't you hate it when a cupcake pulls away from the liner? No matter how beautifully it is decorated the cupcake look shabby when the liner pulls away from the cake. And to further frustrate only happens to a few out of the batch!

Why does this happen? After several days of research, I have compiled a list of the most common reasons this happens:
  • the cake is too moist

  • underbaking - increase baking temperature slightly (375 degrees)

  • too much oil or butter in the recipe (oil-based recipes tend to do this less than butter) - can also use sour cream or plain yogurt

  • liner issues - waxy or foil?

  • overfilling liners & the batter gets stuck on the muffin pan

  • cooling in the pan - take them out right away

  • too much moisture in the storage container - cool cupcakes thoroughly

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