Baking Tip #6 - How to Fill Cupcake Liners

Are you wondering how to fill cupcake liners so you get the perfect cupcake? Then you are in the right place! Filling cupcake liners can be tricky, if you have too little then your cupcake will be below the top of the liner after it has baked. If you fill it too much, it will overflow and be very hard to decorate! Follow the tips below to learn how to get the right amount of batter!

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The best way to fill them is 2/3 – 3/4 of the way full depending on your recipe. The best way is to play around with it a little bit to see what works best. Once you have it nailed down you should be good to go! Look at the picture below for a reference of what it looks like in the cupcake pan.

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You might also be wondering, what is the best way to get the batter into the cupcake liners? My favorite way is to use a piping bag. It is a lot cleaner and easier to get the same amount of batter in each cupcake liner. If you don’t have a piping bag you could always cut the corner off of a resealable plastic bag.

Also, if you have batter that is on the runny side you can use a hand-held batter funnel. It looks like a regular funnel but it has a piece that you can move up and down which allows the batter to flow or stop. I always use this method for my Chocolate Cake Recipe! The last option is to scoop batter into the cupcake liner with a measuring cup or a cookie scoop. I find that option is very messy and I have to wipe up a lot of extra batter.

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I hope these tips help you understand how to fill cupcake liners! And as you get the hang of it, if you do end up filling it too much or too little, I am sure it will still taste delicious! Just keep practicing! Be sure to leave a comment if you have any questions!