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Monday, April 1, 2013

Cupcake Tips for Kids!

Happy Monday all! As you can imagine, I had a very busy week, both baking for the holidays and filling cupcake orders. I had a double order for a 3 year old and 6 year old's classroom birthdays. My customer asked for vanilla cake with the option of either chocolate or vanilla frosting. I did a total of 4 dozen cupcakes, alternating the two flavors and sprinkling them with sugar crystals on top. Here's the picture:

So what's my tip, you ask? When it comes to kids remember less is more. Sounds simple but if you think about the average cupcake you buy in a store, it's a small cake with a huuuuuuge mound of frosting on top. This is unnecessary. There are usually only 3 kinds of kids: those that eat frosting only, those that eat cake only, and those that start the whole cupcake but get bored halfway through. Why waste all of that time and energy on mounding on the frosting when your littlest customers won't eat it? If you're not making bite-sized cupcakes, half the amount of frosting you're using per cupcake and you'll save time and money!

Happy baking!

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