Cupcake Fail!

Decorating By fsinger84 Updated 14 Jun 2010 , 11:42am by LindaF144a

fsinger84 Posted 20 May 2010 , 1:26am
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I thought you all would get a kick out of this. I made my Orange Cupcake just like I always do but something was wrong because when I went to look at them through the oven windo things were overflowing, there was a cupcake volcano in there! Imagine 6 cupcake pans all like this overflowing all over the oven. I think I know how much I love baking because the whole time this disaster was happening I could not stop laughing. I will rebake the cupcakes tonight and this makes me glad I don't wait until the night before to do my baking!

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pugmama1 Posted 20 May 2010 , 1:44am
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Actually that is pretty funny! What do you think happened?

awatterson Posted 20 May 2010 , 1:45am
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That is crazy. Thanks for sharing.

Acjohnson Posted 20 May 2010 , 1:46am
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Wow! Why did that happen?

JohnnyCakes1966 Posted 20 May 2010 , 1:48am
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kathy164 Posted 20 May 2010 , 2:00am
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alright, alright, you got me, LOL I dont think I have ever seen this happen before. It is really quite remarkable!! I love the thought, you could bake and fill with some pudding, or something, Inside out cupcakes. LOL. I love it!

metria Posted 20 May 2010 , 2:10am
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impressive! might i suggest: cake balls!

PiccoloChellie Posted 20 May 2010 , 4:57am
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Boy, those would be super easy to fill with some nice dark chocolate ganache!

Karen421 Posted 20 May 2010 , 11:33pm
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OOOOOHHH Love the ganache idea!!

deeb173 Posted 21 May 2010 , 8:03pm
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they look like kolaches to me...just slap some fruit filling in them icon_biggrin.gif
I hope that the cleaning fairy slips in and cleans the mess for you too icon_lol.gif

ctinaw Posted 21 May 2010 , 8:17pm
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LOL - wow I feel kind of bad but couldn't help but laugh at that photo!!!

carmijok Posted 21 May 2010 , 8:20pm
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They look like one of those homemade volcanoes we made in school! You didn't add baking soda and vinegar by accident did you? icon_lol.gif
I agree with the cakeball idea!

Sipot Posted 21 May 2010 , 8:24pm
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perhaps the mess fairy sat in each one icon_biggrin.gif

RosieC Posted 22 May 2010 , 1:22pm
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Well, I must say this is really weird...were they from scratch or box mix?

Eisskween Posted 22 May 2010 , 1:28pm
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Originally Posted by PiccoloChellie

Boy, those would be super easy to fill with some nice dark chocolate ganache!

Or a nice scoop of ice cream! icon_biggrin.gif

confectionsofahousewife Posted 22 May 2010 , 1:31pm
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This looks just like what happened to my six inch cakes last week! I was baking three, six inch cakes and that is exactly what they looked like. I tried it three times and it happened every time. Still have no idea. It was a scratch yellow cake. If you figure out why your cupcakes did that, let me know!

gscout73 Posted 26 May 2010 , 3:32am
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lol, those are an aweful mess. It may be that the batter was overwhipped, causing lots of air to get in the batter. When this happens, the cake will will rise as the air expands, then when cooled, they will colapse. I actually learned this in cooking class a long time ago.

Sandy C

Ruth0209 Posted 26 May 2010 , 3:45am
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Well, that's just freakish isn't it? I vote for a scoop of ice cream, too.

aussiemags Posted 28 May 2010 , 1:35am
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man that is the funniest thing i;ve seen in awhile icon_smile.gif

costumeczar Posted 28 May 2010 , 9:59pm
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Too much baking powder?

robyndmy Posted 28 May 2010 , 10:11pm
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I'm sorry, I totally laughed out loud at the sight of those poor cupcakes! (Then my coworker made fun of me for being on this site all the time, ha).

Soo many good ideas!! I vote for pouring in ganache, and then topping with just a tiny bit of ice cream. icon_biggrin.gif

sberryp Posted 30 May 2010 , 8:54pm
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My first couple of cakes where looking like this, all of the cakes were missing the middle. I didn't mixed the ingredients in the right order. You have to mix the sugar and butter first. This creates air to make it rise, along with alternating the milk and dry ingredients into the mixture. Hope this helps.

Here's a youtube video with a little more details.

halfbloodprincess Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 2:57am
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HAHA, that's epic!! Me thinks too much

lynnfrompa Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 12:28pm
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You could slice up some strawberries and use some whipped cream...strawberry shortcakes!!!

matthewkyrankelly Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 12:43pm
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Thanks! That was great.

BTW - maybe a nice aged whiskey to go with that? You can just skip the ice cream, chocolate and fruit.

flamingobaker Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 1:12pm
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You poor thing - I'm laughing with you and not at you! There is nothing to do BUT laugh or you'd have to cry! Are they edible? I'd put the ice ceam in, then the ganache icon_biggrin.gif

fsinger84 Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 9:57pm
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I had no idea you all were still talking about this pic LOL. I make cupcakes for the farmers market every weekend so I do know more than the photo was letting on. I made a second batch and everything came out just fine!

abeane Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 10:12pm
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Mmmm your cupcakes look delicious! So what was the story behind the volcano batch?

fsinger84 Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 10:18pm
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Originally Posted by abeane

Mmmm your cupcakes look delicious! So what was the story behind the volcano batch?

I really have no idea. I bake after I get out of the day job so I don't think that clearly after midnight I guess. Maybe I put to much of a dry ingredient in? The recipe is a scratch recipe so who knows lol.

just_for_fun Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 10:37pm
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I laughed out loud when I looked at the first pic, but the second one made me go "oooh". btw, i'm hungry...

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