Cooking Insights-Tip 1

Every now and then I am going to start throwing in some cooking insights I have found and learned.

Here is one I found floating around on Pinterest, the original source comes from Kelly Neil, but I thought I would share with you in case you haven’t seen it already!

I have been practicing and baking up fun birthday goodies this week (as you will see soon in future blog posts) for my little girls birthday on Tuesday.  I tried out this tip and it works wonders and the cupcakes turn out perfect!  Try it out for yourself!

How to get the PERFECT CUPCAKE:

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**To clarify-You pre-heat the oven to 350 F, then once you place the cupcakes in the oven, turn down the heat to 325 F and set the timer.**

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #chefintraining and/or #chefintrainingblog. I would love to see how these recipes take shape in your kitchens.

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  1. Debbie

    Nikki, I love that you're going to have cooking tips on your blog! My question about this tip is: does it mean that (for the bigger cupcake) you preheat the oven to 350 then turn it down to 325 when you put the cupcakes in the oven? Just wondering because I really want to try this.

  2. Chef in Training

    Thats a great question! Yep! You pre-heat the oven to 350 F, then once you place the cupcakes in the oven, turn down the heat to 325 F and set the timer.

  3. cooperkelly4

    don't ya just love those little tweaks that really change the end product. So simple, love it!

  4. Martha in Georgia

    Love this new feature! I'm a freak for random tips. Keep them coming!My oven is kind of cranky - slow to heat - cooks slowly - so I may need to go up to 375 and then down to 325. I have learned that it takes a LONG time to preheat and I can't trust the timer that my oven uses. 4 minutes does NOT = 350 degrees!

  5. Stephanie

    I love that you're doing cooking tips, looking forward to more!Stephanie @

  6. Nicole B

    This is a tip I need - my cupcakes never turn out the same perfect height!
    Thanks for stopping by at Mom Always Finds Out, I dropped by to return the follow.

    Have a great day,

  7. Linden

    I have tried this multiple times and my cupcakes look great!....for about 2 hrs, then they collapse and are flat again. What is happening??