I have my first paid order (yay) for mini cupcakes but I'm having a major issue with the cupcake liners pulling away during cooling.. I have used 4 recipes and 2 types of liners, some are ok but some are pulling away badly...
- All the recipes I'm using are cupcake recipes, not cake recipes.
- I don't think I'm under/over baking the cupcakes as they are moist and a toothpick comes out clean.
- I remove the cupcakes from the pan as soon as they're out of the oven and cool them on a rack.
- storing them in a tin box.
any help would be greatly appreciated, either how to prevent this from happening, or (so I don't keep baking so many batches) how to fix the presentation problem if it does happen (I've tried removing the cupcakes from the liners and putting them into new ones but I still end up with a huge gap around the sides.
The issue is probably not your batter but your liners. Try a different brand and see if that helps.
I had this problem too, I solved it by allowing the mini cupcakes to cool for a while in the pan.
I think when you remove them straight away they cool so quickly that the cake shrinks rapidly and pulls off the liner, when you leave them to cool for a bit in the tray (not completely or the wrappers will go soggy I find) that they cool slower and give the liner a chance to keep up as the cake shrinks.
I also find that I can't freeze them without having the wrapper pull away so if I plan to freeze cupcakes then I use the foil liners as they hold their shape so even if the cupcake pulls away from the liner it is not noticeable as the liner supports itself.