Domed Cupcake Tops

Decorating By sweet_teeth Updated 6 Feb 2009 , 8:04pm by tx_cupcake

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sweet_teeth Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 6:25pm
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I am making a ton of cupcakes this weekend and wanted to see if y'all have any tips on making a good dome on top of the cupcake. Most of my recipes result in a flat top.. which is great when baking a layered caked.. but since it's a cupcake I would rather the domed top.

Any suggestions/recipes welcomed!

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prterrell Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 6:49pm
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Are you filling the cups full enough?

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sweet_teeth Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 7:12pm
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Yup. They rise fine, but they are usually flat with the wrapper, or a bit above. I am trying to get more of a hump.. like a typical cupcake, opposed to a flat top like we all aim for on cakes.

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tx_cupcake Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 7:19pm
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Okay, I can't take credit for this tip because I learned it here on CC but I can't remember from who.

If you normally bake your cuppies at 350, preheat the oven to 400. After you put the cuppies in, reduce the temp down to 350. Something about the dropping temp makes them dome nicely. This has worked for me every time!

Good luck!

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archanac Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 7:22pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by txcupcake

Okay, I can't take credit for this tip because I learned it here on CC but I can't remember from who.

If you normally bake your cuppies at 350, preheat the oven to 400. After you put the cuppies in, reduce the temp down to 350. Something about the dropping temp makes them dome nicely. This has worked for me every time!

Good luck!




Txcupcake beat me to the answer. That method has always worked for me as well. This article goes into other suggestions:
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-603740-.html

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fiddlesticks Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 7:30pm
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txcupcake... Yes Thats it!! and it was talked about on the long cuppy thread.
I believe Melvira was the one that posted how to get the dome.
Well unless you read it some where else ! LOL!
But its works great !

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sweet_teeth Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 7:35pm
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You all are the best! Thank you icon_smile.gif I'm sure all the 4 year olds that I'm baking for will greatly appreciate my domes that I have been working so hard to achieve.. (hardy har-har..) Well.. maybe they won't be I will!

Thanks again

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tx_cupcake Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 7:36pm
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Melvira! Of course! I practically live by her methods! icon_biggrin.gif

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cookieman Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 7:46pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by txcupcake

Okay, I can't take credit for this tip because I learned it here on CC but I can't remember from who.

If you normally bake your cuppies at 350, preheat the oven to 400. After you put the cuppies in, reduce the temp down to 350. Something about the dropping temp makes them dome nicely. This has worked for me every time!

Good luck!




I raised this same question in another post and got the same wonderful advice. it really works. Here are some cupcakes I made recently with pretty decent domes (though the angle of the pic doesn't do them justice).

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1309035

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fiddlesticks Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 7:49pm
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cookieman. They look great, very pretty to!

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shanasweets Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 8:02pm
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I think I read somewhere also that you can refrigerate the batter before putting it in the oven. Also heard about starting out hotter and then lowering.

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tx_cupcake Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 8:04pm
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Ooooo... cookieman, I think I drooled a little looking at those cupcakes! icon_lol.gif

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