Im brand new to cupcake/cake decorating, but already in love with doing it! My official Wiltons cake decorating course doesnt even start until July, but I have already been tinkering and researching and practicing with what I can before then, simply for my own curiosity and pleasure. Im so excited to actually start the course when the time comes!
I do have a question about the actual baking though, that I'm sure the experienced artists on here would know the answer to! When baking cupcakes, I always get cracks on the tops of them. Is there a way this can be prevented?
Thank you very much!
there are plenty more people on this board who are much much more experienced than i am in cupcakes, but my first thoughts were that your either over filling the cases, or the oven heats too high causing your cuppies to rise too fast?
My top shelf sometimes makes a ridge on some of my flavors, but the ridge smooths out during cooling.
If it isn't a good taste or corrected during cooling, I agree that the oven is too hot. Get a cheap oven thermometer and see what happens. If this is the problem, it's an easy fix.