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meowal
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 11:10 am    Post subject: Cupcakes Reply with quote

Hi,

Does anyone have recipes for making cupcakes? DS has been assigned to bring them for his playgroup term end party.

Btw, what's the difference between cupcakes and muffins?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi Annie

Muffin is a meal while cupcake is a dessert. Cupcakes are usually decorated with fancy candies, icing and even little candles. While muffins are not. Cupcake recipes are usually a plain spongecake mix with just added flavouring like Strawberry essence. While Muffin recipe is often a full natural flavour recipe.

U want cupcakes recipes? I have. Its great for kids party. I made about 5 dozens this year for our church's Food and Fun Fair. TCS Artiste Xiang Yun and Edmund Chen came to our stall(run by Buay and myself) bought some too.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Annie

here is the recipe of the Strawberry Cupcakes I baked for the food fair. Althought the basic recipe is just a sponge cake mix, I use my regular cake recipe and added Strawberry Jam in it. You can try other flavours of jams. For decoration, you can just sprinkle 100s and 1000s or Chocolate Rice on top to make it simple.



Recipe yields 12 cupcakes
Ingredients:
3 tbsp Strawberry Jam
2 tbsp 100 and 1000s
1 3/4 cups self raising flour
1 egg
100 g butter(melted)
60 g castor sugar
1 tsp strawberry essence

Method:
1. Line Muffin tray with 12 paper cups.
2. In a large mixing bowl, add butter and sugar to cream till well mixed.
3. Add jam, egg, essence and mix.
4. Add sifted flour and fold in.
5. Pour cake mix into each cup(80% full only)
6. Sprinkle some 100s and 1000s ontop
7. Bake in preheated oven 180 C for 20 mins.

Notes:
the 100 and 1000 candies will melt and form a rainbow colour on top.
you can use this basic recipe and add other types of jam and essence. Or you can just have a plain cupcake without the jam flavours and create some icing to put on top.

to make colourful icing:
400 g icing sugar
5 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp cold water

Mixed the icing sugar with lemon juice to form a paste.
Divide into 2 to 3 portions. Depending on how many colours you like. Add your desire colouring to each portion. For pink, just add 1 drop of red colouring. To make a darker colour, just add 2 drops of the colouring.
Used a pipe bag to squeeze out the designs/decoration on the cupcake.

Have fun..do this with your kid..more fun this way.

Gina
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gina,

Thanks for the recipe. Did a trial run yesterday and was very well received.

Just one question.. The self raising flour, is it possible to replace it with plain flour + baking powder/soda? If yes, how much?

DH just prefers whole wheat flour and so far, have never seen whole wheat self raising flour. Smile

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annie
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Annie

I used self raising flour to replace plain flour. becoz with the latter, you need to add baking powder, soda.

amount to add if you are using plain flour is the same. meaning, 1 cup of Self raising flour = 1 cup of plain flour.

the self raising wheat flour is sold in Jason's marketplace. They have quite a wide range of wheat flour for baking.

also, if you do not want to add soda powder, you can just use Baking powder. But you must get the DoubleAction Baking Powder. NTUC sells them for $2 each. For every 1 cup of plain flour used, add 1 tsp of Double action baking powder.

remember that when you used jams to make cakes, just add less sugar. As jams are already sweetened.

have fun!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina

I don't have a mixer - can I just do the mixing manually, or will the result be different?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Melisa

yes! my kitchenAid mixer is yet to arrive. I am using hand to sitr and mix all the muffins, cakes I posted here.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina wrote:
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Notes:
the 100 and 1000 candies will melt and form a rainbow colour on top.
you can use this basic recipe and add other types of jam and essence. Or you can just have a plain cupcake without the jam flavours and create some icing to put on top.

Gina


I make this over last weekend two times.

The first attempt was overbaked. I reduced my timing the second time.

However, the 100s and 1000s do not melt to form a rainbow on both times.

Was wondering whether it is due to the brand of 100s and 1000s?

Gina, what is the brand of 100s and 1000s that you used? Perhaps, I tried again using the same brand.

I have also just purchased 2 sets (12 cups) of mini muffin pans for making mini cupcakes. My children would love mini cupcakes.

Are there any other recipes that I can use the mini muffin pans?
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gina, for the icing sugar topping part, when is the time to pipe on the cupcake? before or after baking the cakes?
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kellietham

If I may kp here since Gina may be busy ... All decorations/piping should be done after the cakes/muffins/cup cakes have been baked and thoroughly cooled. Preparation time of the decorations/piping varies depending on the type of decorations/piping you are using.

Hope I clarified your question and not confuse you further.
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much, Linda .., yes I understand now !!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina, i tried making the strawberry cupcakes this morning, however the batter seems like a dough and not the least watery. Any idea why like that? I still tried to divide them into portions and bake them, end result is more like cookie then cupcake.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi, wish to know

what's the diff betw cake flour and self raising flour ?

can i use cake flour to replace ?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Cendrine,

you can read up more about the flours at this link http://www.jodelibakery.netfirms.com/ (under Functions of Ingredients)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

quekchris wrote:
Gina, i tried making the strawberry cupcakes this morning, however the batter seems like a dough and not the least watery. Any idea why like that? I still tried to divide them into portions and bake them, end result is more like cookie then cupcake.


I have this problem so i added milk, but still did not save my cupcake..

I think if i did not will become cookie too bawling tears
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry..didn't see all the replies here Embarassed

if the batter turns into a dough, it could be the fault of the flour. old flour tend to absorb more. If you run into problem like this, just add 20ml milk or water..
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a question, not sure where to post.

How to make the cupcake moist ?

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