LoriMc Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 5:48pm
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What is the professional way to decorate cupcakes? When I look at cupcakes from the Cupcake Cafe NYC website, it looks like the top is flat. Is this what you are supposed to do?

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KHalstead Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 6:52pm
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some people bake them up that way......others like a mound on top.......I think it's all a personal preference

LoriMc Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 10:42pm
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I think I answered my own question. I made fall floral cupcakes today and the ones I cut the top off of looked a lot better. You can probably see in the photo.
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mjarvis78 Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 1:40am
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IF I want a cupcake to be flat, I bake it at 325 for about 5 minutes longer than indicated in the recipe.

If I want a dome, I bake them at 400 for 10 or 15 minutes. I just keep an eye on them.

Wesha Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 11:22pm
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Originally Posted by LoriMc

What is the professional way to decorate cupcakes? When I look at cupcakes from the Cupcake Cafe NYC website, it looks like the top is flat. Is this what you are supposed to do?




I ususally don't. I think it depends on how you want to decorate them. If you are putting flowers on them, I think it would be best to trim off the top. If you are doing a simple swirl, i would leave on the dome.

7yyrt Posted 23 Sep 2008 , 3:20pm
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The instructions for cupcake cakes state to put a board on top, just after they come out of the oven to make them flat and even.

alvarezmom Posted 23 Sep 2008 , 4:42pm
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I normally bake mine for the dome effect. I even leave it on when I am adding flowers.

tx_cupcake Posted 23 Sep 2008 , 7:49pm
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This thread reminds me of the Seinfeld episode about the muffin tops.

"It's the best part. It's where the muffin breaks free of the pan and sort of does its own thing!"

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alvarezmom Posted 23 Sep 2008 , 7:58pm
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Dont you just love Seinfeld! LOL I love that show. I only watch the reruns on TBS these days.

tx_cupcake Posted 23 Sep 2008 , 11:42pm

I know! I miss it so much! icon_cry.gif

burgderb Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 12:04am

If I want them flat I use WASC and only fill the cups 2/3 full, they always come out nice and flat

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