When baking something for small children, pre-measure all the different ingredients into small bowls. This will eliminate the stress that comes from spills or improper measurements, and your preschooler can still feel like they are helping you bake.
Cupcake Baking Tips
1. When dressing cupcakes, don’t be stingy with the frosting, say food stylists experts. The more the better. Start with a generous serving of frosting in the middle and then spread outward. Its always easier to remove excess, but if you apply a little bit at a time the tops have a tendency to rip away or crumble. Cover up any messy edges with a coating of sprinkles, powdered sugar, chopped nuts or crushed cookies.
2. To prevent cupcake batter from dripping all over the pan (which then burns on and makes them a pain to clean) some parents recommend using a turkey baster to fill the cups. Not only is it cleaner, but it gives you a more consistent batter amount in each cup.
Cake Baking Tips
1. need to adorn a birthday cake or cupcakes with candles? Use life sabers as candle holders, placing the candle inside the hole. Not only will it look great and add color to the cake, but it prevents wax from dripping onto the frosting.