Everything looks and feels so much better with a little color. And when it comes to baking, the same is absolutely true. Although, of course, it all depends on you. Your preferences. The design and make you have it mind. And with cupcakes, this fact is undeniable. If you want that extra pizazz, silicone baking cups are your go to. Colorful yet cost efficient!
How Cupcakes Began
It was in the 1790’s when it all began. Baking has always been a part of ancient history. Cupcake baking, on the other hand, wasn’t a thing until the 1700s. Not even. The fad took time to spread out into the 1800s, when a recipe for the minute cake was published in a cookbook written by Eliza Leelie.
At the time, the term “cupcake” was nowhere to be heard. It was merely a smaller version of a cake. Very similar to a simple slice of cake.
It was much later on in the 1900’s that these cake snacks became well-known for their novelty of being these tiny pastries. Not just apart of a bigger whole. Baking cups were introduced as an easier way to package and voila! They are what they are today!
Different Piping Techniques For Your Baking Pleasure
We’ll leave the sponge-making to you. It’s simple and experimentation will solely rely on practice and quality of ingredients you use.
Here, we want to put some emphasis on the different ways you can top a cupcake using various designs on the icing.
One. The Ruffle Frosting. With a piping bag, push out as much frosting until the entire base is filled. Next, do the same technique on top the base froth, but with a smaller circumference. Finally, you can do a third and fourth layer. Sprinkle with your desired toppings.
Two. The Rose. Pipe a single Kisses-shaped icing in the middle of the cupcake. By Kisses, we mean the chocolate? Then pipe the space around it in a circumference.
Three. The Hollow Swirl. Start by piping frosting from the outside in, leaving the middle “hollow”, as the name suggests. Additionally, you can put any kind of ingredient in the middle to make it more fun!
Fourth and finally. The Overload. Use any of the piping techniques mentioned above and… well… overload it with toppings. Get as creative as you can imagine!
Different Types Of Cupcake Liners/ Cups
Foil Baking Liners. If your batter is buttery, and might ooze out some oil, this will work best to keep the base from moistening.
Glassine Cups. A little more water-resistant than most liners. But, it comes with more options for designs because print can easily stick to this than the first.
Board Baking Liners. These are solid, and cardboard like. These types of cups are best used for if you need to chill your pastries or put them in high-temperatures in the oven.
Silicone Baking Cups. Also grease-proof, and more affordable. Hit the button to check out our pick for this type: