5 Tips For Baking Mini Cupcakes with CupKates

5 Tips For Baking Mini Cupcakes with CupKates in Las Vegas

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know that I LOVE cupcakes. One of my favorite places to get my fix here in Las Vegas is CupKates because the treats are delicious and the store itself is so cute! It’s a bakery and tea room where they host a lot of girly birthday parties. I love that their motto is, “If it doesn’t sparkle, it doesn’t matter!” If there had been something like this when I was little, I would have been begging my mom to take me there on a daily basis. Even as an adult though I love stopping into the bakery. They specialize in mini cupcakes, but also have full-size cupcakes, cake pops and other treats depending on the day. The Chocolate Lab is one of my favorite flavors because, duh, it’s chocolate but the name is another reason. I grew up with a chocolate lab and Kate, the owner and founder, has one too! Kate is such a sweetheart and is sharing five of her tips for making mini cupcakes in today’s post! They can be a little tricky because of the smaller size so here are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. Don’t assume a cake recipe translates into a perfect cupcake recipe. Most recipes require a little tweaking to make a perfect mini cupcake!
  2. Do not over mix your batter! No one wants a dense cupcake. We only mix out batters just enough to get all ingredients incorporated.
  3. Use smaller pans. We deal in high volume, but still only use pans that hold 12 mini cupcakes. This helps us to make sure each cupcake is baked evenly.
  4. Use mini liners that have wax coating. This helps keep the moisture in the cake. Sometimes paper liners pull out the moisture.
  5. Don’t over fill your liner. We want a mini cupcake, not a muffin! We usually fill our liners about 2/3 full.

5 Tips For Baking Mini Cupcakes with CupKates in Las Vegas

5 Tips For Baking Mini Cupcakes with CupKates in Las Vegas

5 Tips For Baking Mini Cupcakes with CupKates in Las Vegas
5 Tips For Baking Mini Cupcakes with CupKates in Las Vegas

 

5 Tips For Baking Mini Cupcakes with CupKates in Las Vegas
5 Tips For Baking Mini Cupcakes with CupKates in Las Vegas
5 Tips For Baking Mini Cupcakes with CupKates in Las Vegas