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5 Cupcake Do’s And Don’ts For Amateur Bakers

Associate Editor Candice showing off our hard work. The only thing left to do was eat!

I’ve always been a bit of a spaz in the kitchen but I really love baked goods—a true conundrum. When the opportunity to sign up for a cupcake class through Classtivity popped up a few weeks ago, I jumped at the chance to improve my skills. The course, Cupcakes Unlimited, was taught at The Institute of Culinary Education by a veteran pastry chef; and lucky for me, associate editor Candice came along to help! 

As baking newbies, we were a little out of our element amongst the professional-grade kitchen equipment, and I can’t deny there were some cupcake casualties. That’s why next time I tackle the mixer, I’ll be keeping these tips in mind:

1. Do Read the Entire Recipe Before Starting: It seems obvious, but if you’re in a hurry to get baking like we were, you may overlook important details like the order you should be mixing your ingredients. It’s best to gather all your measured ingredients ahead of time and then assess each step before you jump in.

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