Monday, July 22, 2013

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Hello everyone. Korins Sweet Creations, LLC is now on facebook. I will be posting tips and updates for the Wilton Classes there as well. This week is cupcake week for Course 1 and I posted tips on how to keep your liners from comeing off your cupcakes.

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 This week is a cupcake week for Wilton course one. Have you ever had your cupcakes separate from their liners? I have had that happen and so I went out to find the answer as to why it does that and how to prevent it.  In honor of cupcake week, here is what I have found....

I have found that there are a few things that may cause the liner to pull free from the cupcake.

As the liners keep your cupcakes from sticking to the pan, Don’t spray your pan. The extra oil from the spray will cause your liners to pull away from your cupcakes. 

Some of the liners are thinner then others. I found the thinner ones tend to pull away more often.  Also the liners that are treated with wax tend to pull away more as well. I read somewhere that the colored liners that are treated with a soy color tend to stay on better. I haven’t tried that so I can’t say for sure that it is so.

Make sure your cupcake liners are filled with batter enough. I fill them ½ to 2/3 full so as the cupcake rises it will come to the top of the cupcake liner and hold on it well.  Also I tap the pan on the counter so that any air between the pleats of the liner and the batter is eliminated. I have found that if there is air in the pleats then the cupcake won’t stick well to the liner and it can come loose because of it.

Another trick I heard about and have also noticed is when I accidentally put two liners on a cupcake. The extra one just comes off but the inside liner seems to stay on to the cupcake better. Though it is wasteful of the liners so I just tend to make sure I fill them enough and tap out the air and that has seemed to work well for me.

One thing I do is take your cupcakes out of the pan as soon as it’s out of the oven. If you let the cupcake cool in the pan then the steam from the cupcake and the moisture in the air will be trapped between the pan and the cupcake and cause the liner to moisten and come loose.  I turn the pan over and dump them onto the clean counter and then turn them right side up onto a cooling rack and let them cool completely.

Over baking your cupcakes will also cause them to pull away from the liner as well. So watch them and pull them out right when they are done. Of course you don’t want them under done ether so use a toothpick or a cake tester to see when they are done.

Freezing your cupcakes can make them pull away if you don’t let them cool completely before you put them in the freezer. Another mistake that I have made in the past is to put them in an air tight container before putting them in the freezer. That will trap any moisture in the container and will cause the wrappers to loosen before its even frozen. The best way to freeze your cupcakes is to quick or flash freeze your cupcakes on a cookie sheet and after they are frozen put them in the air tight container to store. That should keep the liners from pulling.

Those are the tips I have found out on my own or from looking it up online so far. Hope this helps and happy cupcake week.

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