Styles of Cupcakes

by admin on November 15, 2011

Cupcakes are simple to make. They can be found on dinner tables, supermarket bakery displays, bakeries, stores dedicated to just cupcakes, and, of course, in the oven. It’s the simple design of a basic cupcake that people base their greatest designs off of. With so little money required to make the treat and so many people making improvements, it’s no wonder the cupcake is so popular.

The default style of cupcake is agreed on by most. The cupcake is usually a little less than 3 inches in diameter and is about 2 inches in height. The ingredients are flour, eggs, sugar, butter, some liquid to get a batter going, and a rising agent, such as baking powder or baking soda. The cupcake is frosted (otherwise it would be a default muffin) with a store bought frosting or the equivalent whipped topping made from scratch.

Now that we’ve established the basic template for a cupcake, all other variations can be understood accordingly. A chocolate mint cupcake will probably be the same basic cupcake with cocoa added to the cake portion of the cupcake and mint added to the frosting. One could put the flavors wherever they want, so long as they do not upset a good balance.

A style of cupcake doesn’t have to just be an added flavor or cooking stop, it can mean a lot of things. A person might change out the wheat flour in cupcakes with rice flour, or use baking soda instead of baking powder. Maybe the chef will bake their cupcakes longer producing more of a drier, crumbly bite.

If you want to impress your friends with a batch of tasty cupcakes, there are literally thousands of different cupcake styles on the web for you to choose from. There are recipes for almost any cupcake that one can think of and they’re all basically free for the taking. On top of that, it’s completely up to to the baker as to how they stylize the cupcake.

A great way to stylize a tasty cupcake is to design it and make it more visually appealing. For a birthday, it wouldn’t be a far out idea to join the tops of 12 or so cupcakes together and ice over them with one design! It’s just easy to ice cupcakes to spell out a name or age for a special occasion. Maybe some sprinkles, or the crumbles of a pie crust will be the decoration for a new batch of cupcakes. Each person has their own style that they work with.

The point of a cupcake is to spread good will with a filling snack. Many view cooking as a means of expression and art. Why should baking be excluded from that description? If your art skills weren’t very savvy on a batch of cupcakes, at least there’s the delectable frosting and cupcake to fall back on!

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