irisinbloom Posted 27 Jun 2005 , 1:10am
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Hope this question isn't to silly, but could someone tell me how to make cupcakes level with the top of the paper liner. I just want to ice them and put a drop flower on them for my neice pre-school class. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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unforgetable2u Posted 27 Jun 2005 , 1:39am
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i normally fill mine about 1/2 full and they come out pretty even.. if they dont i use a trick i readon cali4dawns tutorial. place a heavy cutting board and heavy bowl on top of the cutting board as soon as they come out of the oven . this normally does the trick icon_wink.gif

irisinbloom Posted 27 Jun 2005 , 1:47am
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Thanks so much I will give that a try, I have leveling cakes down pat, thanks to everyone here on CC, you folks are just a life saver and so quick to reply. I guess I will be doing more cupcakes now that my neice is starting school this year, her mom my sister just isn't into baking so I expect to be doing the baking for her which I love, so again thanks.

antonia74 Posted 27 Jun 2005 , 2:30am
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To make all your cupcakes perfectly even and the same size as one another, scoop the batter with an ice cream scoop. I use one that is about 1/3 cup and it works perfectly. They come in all different sizes...so find one that is the right size for you.

sgirvan Posted 27 Jun 2005 , 3:44am
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I was going to suggest the icecream scoop idea as well. Some times I even just use a 1/3c measuring cup and fill it to the top and then pour it into the cupcake pan then they come out the same size as well.

antonia74 Posted 27 Jun 2005 , 5:05pm
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oh...and bake them at a lower temp than it suggests. I do mine at 325 degrees instead of the 350 degrees the recipe calls for. They bake up, but not too peaky!

irisinbloom Posted 27 Jun 2005 , 7:42pm
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Thanks to everyone who replied, I don't know what I would do without CC since I found this site, so many friendly people and always willing to help others.

stephanie214 Posted 27 Jun 2005 , 11:37pm
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I use the ice cream scoop also. Have even used the cookie sheet method also. Do you tap your pan to release air bubbles before putting in the oven?

irisinbloom Posted 28 Jun 2005 , 12:46am
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Yea I tap the pan ever so gently, I made these today with everyones advice they came out just like I wanted them to. Instead of putting a drop flower on them I made enough to put all the letters of the alphabet on them, again thanks to all.

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