Discover the secrets to baking the perfect cupcakes, such as baking to a perfect height and color. Follow our kitchen-tested cupcake baking tips and your cupcakes will be easy, fun and beautiful!
preparing the cupcake batter
Proper measuring of ingredients is a key to baking cupcakes perfectly—especially when you’re making them from scratch recipes.
cupcake batter amounts and sizes
One of the best cupcake baking tips for serving a perfect cupcake is to prepare from the bottom up. Make sure you have the proper batter amount, baking temperature and time for the specialty cupcake pan size you are using.
adding mix-ins to batter
Perk up your cupcakes by adding in fun flavors and textures to your batter!
filling the cupcake
preparing the pan
There are some easy ways to bake cupcakes, all of which will help you turn out fluffy, crumb-free cakes perfect for icing and decorating.
filling the specialty cupcake pan
The best way we've found to add the batter is to squeeze it into the cup using a decorating bag. Other good cupcake baking tips for filling - use an ice cream scoop, a large spoon or a measuring cup.
baking your best cupcakes
Know your oven! Inaccurate oven temperatures account for the majority of baking problems.
putting cake shapes inside of a cupcake
How do you get a bear inside a cupcake? It's easy! Cut shapes from a sheet cake using cookie cutters and add the cake shape to your baking cup along with your cupcake batter in a different color.