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Cake Decorating - Cupcake Makers
Cupcake Makers and Decorating Ideas. The cupcake industry has exploded in recent years and there are hundreds of different styles and themes to choose from, whether you prefer the traditional box shaped cupcakes or have a creative mind and turn your baked good into something truly unique. Here we will discuss some of the most popular cupcake makings and decorating ideas and give you some wonderful inspiration for your own designs.
As the name suggests, a cookie cutter cupcake maker is a cupcake maker that comes with pre-formulated or recipe selected cupcake molds. This eliminates having to manually cut your cupcakes by hand, which can be time consuming and messy. Another great feature of many cupcake makers is that they come with an assortment of different cupcake wrappers to give you the ability to decorate your cupcakes however you like. Another great feature is that they typically come with a non-stick pan and cookie cutters. There are also many different sizes of cupcake pans, from small round ones, to large rectangular cakes, and there will most likely be one to meet your specific needs.
Cupcake Makers with themes or colors can add a lot of character to any birthday, graduation, or special event. Most common themes or colors for cupcake makers are Valentine's Day, Easter, Christmas, Independence Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Baby Showers. Some creative ideas for decorating your cupcakes with cupcake molds are candy scoops, gum balls, personalized M & M's, cupcake rings, snowflakes and lots of sprinkles.
Cupcake Decorators Cupcake decorating is a skill that can be taught by making beautiful works of art using only a pastry bag, icing tips and bake time. Using fondant, or buttercream, as your main ingredient can produce a myriad of different styles and designs. Not only can you decorate cupcakes, but you can also make gum paste flowers, cookies and brownies. You can also decorate cupcakes with a variety of different frostings. Chocolate frosting, fudge frosting, almond frosting and lemon frosting are just some of the many options available to you.
Cupcake Liners can turn a plain cupcake into an extraordinary display in the baking process. Cupcake liners can be purchased in a variety of different styles and patterns. They are inexpensive and serve as an extra layer of protection for cupcakes that can easily be ruined by spills, burns or splatters from hot cookware.
Cupcake Decorating Tips There are several things that you can do to help enhance the appearance of your cupcake. Cupcake liners and decorated cupcake boxes can help protect the cupcakes from spills and splatters that can occur during the bake time. You can also use your imagination when decorating your cupcakes. Try adding different types of icing to create unique designs that would be very appealing to your guests. Another thing that cupcake makers commonly don't think about is preparing and icing the cake once it is baked.
Cupcake Baking Tips It is important to note that baking your own cake can be a lot cheaper than purchasing one. Cupcake makers are not necessary and can actually be very dangerous if they are used incorrectly. When using a powered cupcake pan or non-powered plastic pan that will not allow the cake to rise properly, the cake will collapse and spill its batter all over the floor. The cupcake will easily burn and eat up any of the melted chocolate or cake mix that was in the pan. Always make sure to grease or spray each cupcake pan well so that no spills take place.
Choosing Your Cupcake Makers These cupcake makers are available in a wide variety of styles and sizes. They can be found at most bake shops and even some grocery stores. To find the best cupcake makers for your needs, you should first determine what type of cake you will be baking. If you need a very large cake then you should consider getting a heavy duty cupcake maker that will allow you to bake a giant cake. For smaller cupcakes you can look into getting a smaller sized cupcake pan so that you won't have to worry about it being too difficult to fill the pan.