I'm planning on doing some wacky experiments with cake to find something that will work for my friend's birthday -- she "loves frosting" but "not the cake".
However, she loves:
- mac and cheese
So I wanted to try a bunch of different things. Will fritos work if I bake them into a cake? Can you use mac-and-cheese for a filling? Can you make a catsup cake that's not too sweet?
Anyway, I figured the only way to do this without a gazillion inedible cakes is to make the samples in cupcake form.
Will this translate? If I make cupcakes, and one of them works -- can I use the same recipe and just adjust cooking times? What about having to adjust recipe ingredient amounts? Can I just scale everything appropriately or is there one of those secret things only know... like "oh, you always have to add twice the baking powder than for cupcakes!" Or... something.
This could be a stupid question, I know. But as a newbie, I've discovered that You Just Never Can Tell when a cake idea isn't going to work the way you thought.