Frequently Asked Questions
I really enjoy when readers email me with their compliments and questions so I thought I’d start a section for the ones that people ask the most. Please feel free to E:contact me if you have any questions, comments and/or suggestions.
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Where do you buy your cupcake holders? And do they work better than the usual ones we all use?
They are called party nut cups or souffle cups depending on where you buy them. I buy mine at Smart&Final, 250 for $5. I wouldn’t say “better” is the right word but I would say more economical b/c I bake cupcakes so much. I do like that they are more rigid than regular cupcakes liners so I can bake more than 12 at a time since I do not need a cupcake/muffin pan to hold them in place. I just put them on a baking sheet. My baking sheet can hold 24 at a time.
What are the sizes of your cupcake holders? regular and mini?
The regular size is 3.25oz and the mini is 2oz.
What is your go-to chocolate cupcake recipe?
I am a big fan of Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit and her chocolate cupcake recipe.
How do you make your frosting swirls?
It depends on if you want a swirl or round shape.
My favorite “star” tip is the Wilton 1M and Magic Tip 7ST. My favorite “round” tip is the Wilton 1A and 2A.
what is fondant?
Fondant is a sugar paste (sugar and water). You can think of it like an edible playdough. I am not particularly fond of fondant’s taste but alot of friends have told me that marshmallow fondant recipe tastes better!
Here’s the link for the recipe: MMF (scroll down)
What are the silver ball decorations you use? Where do I find them?
Those silver balls are called dragees. They are some of my favorite decorations b/c they are simple, elegant and edible. They come in many different colors besides silver too. You should be able to find them in baking aisle at your local grocery store or cake supply store with the other sprinkles. Unfortunately they are “illegal” where I live so I have a covert dragee operation and mine get shipped from various states in the US. Vive le dragees!
Can I add a link from my blog to yours as a favorite?
I am so flattered. OF COURSE!