WOW! This thread ROCKS! I have mostly done cupcakes - just been trying a few cakes lately. This site DEFINITELY needs a cupcake forum!!
I LOVE all of the flavor combinations you have been sharing. I can't WAIT to try some of these!
As far as fixing a few problems...here are some things that have worked for me:
Domes: Have all the ingredients (eggs, butter, etc) at room temp before making the batter. Bake at at least 350. Try not to overfill - I recently got one of the ice cream-like cookie dough scoops. I think it's 3 TBSP and it works PERFECTLY! Since I made these changes my cupcakes have been nice and domed!
Paper pulling away from the cupcake: I read that this happens during cooling - or thawing. I started leaving them in the pan no longer than 5 minutes to cool. And then making sure they are completely cooled before covering. That seems to have worked. No solution yet on keeping the papers in place once they've come out of the freezer....but I'll let you know when I do.
Now, if someone has any good ideas on losing weight while baking all of these cupcakes - PLEASE let me know. I am supposed to have lost the rest of the "baby weight" by my son's first birthday. I've got only 1 month and it's not looking good with at least 3 different first birthday parties already planned!