I want to make two batches of cupcakes, this morning, and a making the two batches seperately because I'm not sure how to cook them at the same time successfully. In the past when I've tried, the ones on the lower rack have burnt bottoms and uncooked tops, the the ones on the upper rack don't seem to be as good as they usually are.
Is this just a no-no, or is there a way to make it work?
This question also applies to cakes, which I've often wanted to make two of at the same time.
I have done this before, but my oven has 3 racks in it. I use to top 2 for baking. I also use my toaster oven if I am really backed up with my baking.
I often 'multi task' while baking. I bake 12" layers with cupcakes with 7" layers.
You just need to make sure you leave space around your pans so the heat can circulate. I also rotate my pans half way through cooking.
I put the stuff on the top rack down on the bottom rack and visa-versa. I also try to turn the pans so they are facing different sides of the oven.
I hope this helps!