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minnietheminx007 Mon 26-Oct-09 11:01:28

hi all, wonder if anyone can shed any light on this problem, i have started making cupcakes and when i cook them one day to decorate the following day some have come away from the cases, does anyone know why or how i can stop this?

MonsterousNasalPustule Mon 26-Oct-09 15:40:02

Are they in papercases?

Are the cases oily on the second day?

minnietheminx007 Mon 26-Oct-09 17:05:37

yes in paper cases and also some foil backed paper cases, same problem, i didnt notice any oil on the case, any ideas?

MonsterousNasalPustule Mon 26-Oct-09 18:08:56

Nope, sorry.

TheBlairSnitchProject Mon 26-Oct-09 18:21:56

I always thought this happened when there was too much butter in the cake mix. May be wrong though... Can't remember where I heard it

LadyGlencoraPalliser Tue 27-Oct-09 00:17:17

Yup, too much butter.

minnietheminx007 Tue 27-Oct-09 08:23:26

aha, i shall try a different recipe and see if that works,thanks! x

bellavita Tue 27-Oct-09 08:28:16

This recipe makes 12 cupcakes and I have never had a problem with the cases coming away..

5oz butter or marg
5oz caster sugar
5oz self raising flour
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat butter/marg with sugar until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Sift in flour and mix thoroughly.

Bake for 20 mins at 160.

They are lovely, light and fluffy.

TheBlairSnitchProject Tue 27-Oct-09 08:35:41

I always go with my Grandma's recipe for sponge/cupcakes - it's easy peasy and works every time.

Weigh 2-3 eggs. Weigh out same weight in SR flour, butter and sugar.

Cream butter and sugar, add eggs while beating well then add sifted flour and a drop of vanilla essence and mix thoroughly - cook until cake(s) are golden and spring back to the touch.

Done grin

Told this to a friend who was notoriously bad in the kitchen and she's forever baking cakes now

minnietheminx007 Tue 27-Oct-09 08:56:23

Brilliant, thanks for these, I shall give them a go, the recipe I was using was
110g butter
110g sr flour
110g suger
1tsp baking powder
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence.
The recipe also said to just chuck everything in which I thought was odd as I had always creamed in butter and sugar in the past.....
I think today is a baking day

LadyGlencoraPalliser Tue 27-Oct-09 12:55:12

Those ingredients looks fine, I think the problem was probably not creaming the butter and sugar really well first.
My recipe, to add to the collection, involves weighing the eggs first and then using equal weights of butter, sugar and flour.

TheBlairSnitchProject Tue 27-Oct-09 15:44:37

Just like my recipe LadyGlencora.

It's an oldie but a goodie

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