My cupcake liners keep separating from my cupcakes...HELP!!!
I've searched the web and tried everything--changing ingredients, cooling in/out of the pan, chilling them--but nothing seems to prevent it. What causes it and what can I do about it??? It's making me crazy!!!!!
I have never had, or heard of, that happening, and I have made cupcakes from a wide range of cake recipes. So I think more info is needed: your recipe, baking temp, what kind of pan, liners, oven.
cakegirl, i totally empathize. same thing happened to me. having more experience as a baker now, i think it was under-filling the cupcake liners that did it to me. HOWEVER, i've been too traumatized to do a yellow cake since so i'd also suggest trying a different recipe.
try out amy sedaris' vanilla cupcakes, joy of baking, or one from martha's cupcake book like this: http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/s... i've seen bloggers bake these with success
I've experience the same problem . . . sometimes they separate and I have never been able to figure out why. Now to avoid problems I bake in plain white papers, frost and decorate them and then drop them into a fresh paper liner. They actually present better that way anyhow, especially when I'm using decorative printed papers. I have had conversations with several bakers who have also had this issue and no one seems to agree as to the cause . . . one blames the paper liner, another claims it has something to do with creaming butter/sugar and still another thinks the cooling process is the issue. I do hundreds of cupcakes each week and can find no common thread as to why . . . now we use the second paper on everything.