Experimenting with cupcake recipes

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Experimenting with cupcake recipes and flavors

Cupcakes - experimenting with cupcake recipesChances are, you have a few favorite cupcake recipes that you turn to each time you want to make a batch of treats for friends and family members.  While there is something to be said for old favorites, the best way to really enjoy your hobby is to start experimenting with cupcake recipes. 

By coming up with different cupcake recipes and flavor combinations, you will keep your family excited as they try out your new creations.  While it doesn’t mean throwing out your old cookbooks and cupcake recipes, you may just find that experimenting with cupcake recipes allows you to create that “signature cupcake recipe” you have always wanted!

Before you start trying to invent new cupcake recipes from scratch, you should understand the basics of cupcake recipes.  To create your own unique cupcake, you don’t have to completely re-invent cupcake recipes.  Instead, you can simply make changes to a cupcake recipe you already love. 

The key to coming up with cupcake recipes is being willing to experiment a little- and to have some truly disastrous results!  While there are things that may sound good, they may not taste quite as yummy when you bake them.  Don’t be discouraged- every great recipe has come at the expense of many more failed attempts. 

To create a unique cupcake recipe, start by thinking about flavors that you really enjoy together.  Remember, the cake itself is only part of the cupcake recipe- experiment with fillings and frostings to come up with a complete recipe. 

yellow cupcake - experimenting with cupcake recipesOne of the best ways of experimenting with cupcake recipes is to try different fillings to find out which ones taste the best with your favorite cake recipe.  The goal of trying out different cupcake recipes is to combine tastes that may be unexpected- for example, if you love the flavor of cheese filled Danishes, why not adapt that to a cupcake recipe with a sweet cake and cheese cake filling? 

Of course, you may want to experiment with the cake recipes themselves.  One of the major trends in cooking right now is to add savory ingredients to cupcakes to create unexpected flavors.  Shows such as “Cupcake Wars” have featured contestants who are challenged to use traditional ingredients in cupcakes to create unexpected- and delicious- flavor combinations. 

Baking isn’t a science where you have to get everything right- it should be fun, and experimenting with recipes is one of the best ways to have fun while you bake.  Try out different flavors such as spices mixed to create your own version of a spice cake, chocolate combined with unexpected fillings, or traditional cake flavors mixed with nontraditional fillings.

well decorated cupcake experimented cupcake recipesWhile some of your experiments may not turn out quite the way you intended them to, remember that each one can teach you something.  Learn from your cupcake recipe experiments, and find ways to improve your cupcake baking skills. 

When you create a successful new cupcake recipe, be sure to write it down!  You may even want to take pictures to create your own cookbook, helping you record some of your greatest creations.  Baking cupcakes is a fun hobby, so try something new tonight and enjoy the fun of experimenting with cupcake recipes.

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