Cupcake Recipe Book?

Baking By springlakecake Updated 25 Jan 2011 , 1:01pm by springlakecake

springlakecake Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 10:44pm
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any good suggestions for a cupcake recipe book? The scratch cakes I use just don't seem to make very good cupcakes (they dont seem to bake with a nice dome) Any good recipe books out there? thanks

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bmoser24 Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 11:29pm
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I read somewhere on here, to preheat oven to 400, then put cup cakes in and bake a few (honestly I forgot how long..I just bake about 5-10 min) and then reduce heat for the remainder of cooking time. It works for me. I read this and then accidentally tried it out now I always try to use this method. HTH

scp1127 Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 10:30am
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I agree with JanH. Any good scratch recipe will make a good cupcake. The baking technique needs to be altered. I also use top rated pans. Cheap (and dark) pans will not give a good result.

Elcee Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 1:01am
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But if you still want a book recommendation icon_wink.gif, I have Crazy About Cupcakes by Krystina Castella. The decorating ideas are a little lame (OK, a lot) but it has lots of interesting recipes for both cupcakes and frostings and a whole section on flavor combinations that I look at a lot, even for cakes.

springlakecake Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 1:01pm
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thanks for the recommendation! I am not too worried about the decorating, just looking for some recipes! thanks you

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