Dome Cupcakes

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Hello Everyone!

I was trying to bake cupcakes with a dome….I have done several things.. since try differents measures of batter until bake at differents temperature….Can someone give me a hand on this?…..I will appreciate :)

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Milene, Puerto Rico,


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Laura Loukaides ...

I get dome cupcakes by setting the temperate of the oven to Gas 5 (375c)
and as soon as I put the cupcakes in the oven I turn the oven down to Gas 4 (350c) and then set the timer for about 12-14 minutes and check them after that, sometimes they need a little longer depending on the mix you are using.

Hope this helps!!
-Laura xx

Milene Campos ...

Thank you so much….as soon as you take them out of the oven….does they keep the dome???….because mine always lost the dome form :(

Laura Loukaides ...

They go down a little bit, I cant say I’ve ever got a completely perfect domed cupcake, but they get the hight that you need. Try adding just a little bit more batter if you want them to be higher.

Experiment with different temperatures to find what works best for you.

Milene Campos ...

Thank you so much for your advice :)

Violet - The Violet Cake Shop™ ...

I fill 3/4 of the way full (or one small ice cream scoopful) and usually have no problems getting a dome and it doesn’t seem to matter which recipe, flavour, temp I use. Great visual btw Laura =D

Milene Campos ...

Thanks top both of you…I will lwt you know next time I have to bake some cupcakes :)

Fun Fiesta Cakes ...

If I want a dome, I do like Laura – I pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees and lower the temperature to 350 – that works most of the time. I wouldn’t overfill the cups because you may end up with a deformed cupcake that will need to be trimmed. If I want a flatter cupcake, I set the oven to 325 degrees and bake it a little longer.

You can always create a dome with buttercream – especially if you are covering the cupcake with fondant.

Milene Campos ...

Thank you for your time….I will try that :)

Jcandy ...

Great advice! Thank you for sharing.

CakeHeaven by Marlene ...

Thanks to everyone for sharing such good advice!!!

miettes ...

I like Laura’s advice, have to try it but in my experience, if you fill it more than the 2/3 asked for, it domes and the more you fill, the bigger the dome but not overfilling of course :-) So I agree with Violet!!

Milene Campos ...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and advice!