What On God's Earth Happened??

Decorating By WhitePeony Updated 21 Apr 2014 , 2:09am by ugcjill

WhitePeony Posted 17 Apr 2014 , 12:07am
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AHow is everyone??? I hope you're all well.

Now to explain the dramatic title. .. Well this whole week I've been trying to perfect my vanilla cupcake recipe and my results have varied. From being lopsided to bullet peak, ugly flat to reasonably domed but this is a first and I can't understand why it's happened!!

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I've been experimenting with different ingredient qyantitys but my method has been the same which is the foaming method.

So if anyone has had similar experimenting or knows what may cause this please tell me.

12 replies
AAtKT Posted 17 Apr 2014 , 1:28am
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Did you have your convection on high?

 

I know my cupcakes kinda look like that when I put them directly in front of the convection fan in my oven...

MimiFix Posted 17 Apr 2014 , 1:58am
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Turn your temp down. Cupcakes on god's earth prefer a cooler oven. 

WhitePeony Posted 17 Apr 2014 , 9:49am
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AI did have them in front of the convection fan but 170°c. Will try again on a lower tempreture.

howsweet Posted 17 Apr 2014 , 5:48pm
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APut something in between them and the fan, like a 3 in high pan. I bake mine at 325 f, fwiw.

ugcjill Posted 18 Apr 2014 , 1:48am
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AThe outside is cooking faster than the inside, and when the inside rises, it is popping through the top. Try 160-165 C and reduce exposure to airflow. You'll have to add a few minutes to the baking time.

WhitePeony Posted 18 Apr 2014 , 1:57am
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AI think this going to my today's 'dumb moment'

could "reducing exposure" be by positioning the cupcake pan higher or lower in the oven?

Howsweet mentioned puttong something between the fan and the cupcake but my oven rack isn't wide enough to hold a cake tin as well the cupcake rack.

ugcjill Posted 18 Apr 2014 , 2:03am
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Can you turn off the convention? That's great for fast baking, but I don't like that in a cake. If you can't, try putting it lower in the oven.

 

Edit:

The hottest part of a domestic oven will be the area nearest the vent, which is in the back. You can lower the rack and pull the tin forward toward the door, but your best bet will be just lowering the temperature.

sweettooth101 Posted 18 Apr 2014 , 2:57am
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Did you use bicarbonate of soda? Not mixed well can cause this.

WhitePeony Posted 21 Apr 2014 , 12:57am
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AHello,

WELL I TOOK ALL OF YOUR ADVICE AND LOOK AT WHAT YOU CAUSED!!!!:

[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3223729/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

Thank you all for helping me make the most perfect so far x

MimiFix Posted 21 Apr 2014 , 1:04am
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Perfect is right! Those are beautiful, congratulations!!

howsweet Posted 21 Apr 2014 , 1:11am
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AYay!! :D

ugcjill Posted 21 Apr 2014 , 2:09am
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They are perfect! Bravo!

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