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Cupcakes are a delicious treat

Anna Aughenbaugh
Fort Collins, Colo.

Cupcake shops are popping up all over Fort Collins, Colo., offering 20 flavors or so each day. They range from simply frosted to highly decorated with sprinkles, nuts, candy or edible flowers. Cupcakes can fill the bill for birthday parties, showers, weddings, or just an easy dessert.

For busy working people, the convenience of buying a variety of cupcakes not only saves time, but brings back memories of mom in her apron and her kitchen filled with a sweet aroma.

Cupcake shops charge $2 to $4 a piece, which makes me very glad that I enjoy baking. One great thing about cupcakes is that they help to control portion sizes and can be frozen, and taken out one or two at a time. One cake mix or a recipe calling for 3 cups of flour will make 24 cupcakes.

Using paper or foil to line muffin tins makes cleanup easy, as well as easy to serve.

When using a recipe, beat the shortening and sugar until shortening has increased in volume. This creates air bubbles which increases the volume of the batter, making a lighter cake.

Be sure to preheat the oven. Using a 1/4 measuring cup that has been sprayed with oil to fill the muffin tins will assure that the cupcakes are the same size. Place the cupcakes on a wire rack to cool completely before frosting. Place them in an airtight container to keep them from drying out.

Cover the tops completely with frosting to keep them moist. Putting frosting into a pastry bag or a ziploc bag with a corner tip cut off makes it easy to ice the cupcakes.

Cupcake shops are popping up all over Fort Collins, Colo., offering 20 flavors or so each day. They range from simply frosted to highly decorated with sprinkles, nuts, candy or edible flowers. Cupcakes can fill the bill for birthday parties, showers, weddings, or just an easy dessert.

For busy working people, the convenience of buying a variety of cupcakes not only saves time, but brings back memories of mom in her apron and her kitchen filled with a sweet aroma.

Cupcake shops charge $2 to $4 a piece, which makes me very glad that I enjoy baking. One great thing about cupcakes is that they help to control portion sizes and can be frozen, and taken out one or two at a time. One cake mix or a recipe calling for 3 cups of flour will make 24 cupcakes.

Using paper or foil to line muffin tins makes cleanup easy, as well as easy to serve.

When using a recipe, beat the shortening and sugar until shortening has increased in volume. This creates air bubbles which increases the volume of the batter, making a lighter cake.

Be sure to preheat the oven. Using a 1/4 measuring cup that has been sprayed with oil to fill the muffin tins will assure that the cupcakes are the same size. Place the cupcakes on a wire rack to cool completely before frosting. Place them in an airtight container to keep them from drying out.

Cover the tops completely with frosting to keep them moist. Putting frosting into a pastry bag or a ziploc bag with a corner tip cut off makes it easy to ice the cupcakes.

Cupcake shops are popping up all over Fort Collins, Colo., offering 20 flavors or so each day. They range from simply frosted to highly decorated with sprinkles, nuts, candy or edible flowers. Cupcakes can fill the bill for birthday parties, showers, weddings, or just an easy dessert.

For busy working people, the convenience of buying a variety of cupcakes not only saves time, but brings back memories of mom in her apron and her kitchen filled with a sweet aroma.

Cupcake shops charge $2 to $4 a piece, which makes me very glad that I enjoy baking. One great thing about cupcakes is that they help to control portion sizes and can be frozen, and taken out one or two at a time. One cake mix or a recipe calling for 3 cups of flour will make 24 cupcakes.

Using paper or foil to line muffin tins makes cleanup easy, as well as easy to serve.

When using a recipe, beat the shortening and sugar until shortening has increased in volume. This creates air bubbles which increases the volume of the batter, making a lighter cake.

Be sure to preheat the oven. Using a 1/4 measuring cup that has been sprayed with oil to fill the muffin tins will assure that the cupcakes are the same size. Place the cupcakes on a wire rack to cool completely before frosting. Place them in an airtight container to keep them from drying out.

Cover the tops completely with frosting to keep them moist. Putting frosting into a pastry bag or a ziploc bag with a corner tip cut off makes it easy to ice the cupcakes.

Cupcake shops are popping up all over Fort Collins, Colo., offering 20 flavors or so each day. They range from simply frosted to highly decorated with sprinkles, nuts, candy or edible flowers. Cupcakes can fill the bill for birthday parties, showers, weddings, or just an easy dessert.

For busy working people, the convenience of buying a variety of cupcakes not only saves time, but brings back memories of mom in her apron and her kitchen filled with a sweet aroma.

Cupcake shops charge $2 to $4 a piece, which makes me very glad that I enjoy baking. One great thing about cupcakes is that they help to control portion sizes and can be frozen, and taken out one or two at a time. One cake mix or a recipe calling for 3 cups of flour will make 24 cupcakes.

Using paper or foil to line muffin tins makes cleanup easy, as well as easy to serve.

When using a recipe, beat the shortening and sugar until shortening has increased in volume. This creates air bubbles which increases the volume of the batter, making a lighter cake.

Be sure to preheat the oven. Using a 1/4 measuring cup that has been sprayed with oil to fill the muffin tins will assure that the cupcakes are the same size. Place the cupcakes on a wire rack to cool completely before frosting. Place them in an airtight container to keep them from drying out.

Cover the tops completely with frosting to keep them moist. Putting frosting into a pastry bag or a ziploc bag with a corner tip cut off makes it easy to ice the cupcakes.

Cupcake shops are popping up all over Fort Collins, Colo., offering 20 flavors or so each day. They range from simply frosted to highly decorated with sprinkles, nuts, candy or edible flowers. Cupcakes can fill the bill for birthday parties, showers, weddings, or just an easy dessert.

For busy working people, the convenience of buying a variety of cupcakes not only saves time, but brings back memories of mom in her apron and her kitchen filled with a sweet aroma.

Cupcake shops charge $2 to $4 a piece, which makes me very glad that I enjoy baking. One great thing about cupcakes is that they help to control portion sizes and can be frozen, and taken out one or two at a time. One cake mix or a recipe calling for 3 cups of flour will make 24 cupcakes.

Using paper or foil to line muffin tins makes cleanup easy, as well as easy to serve.

When using a recipe, beat the shortening and sugar until shortening has increased in volume. This creates air bubbles which increases the volume of the batter, making a lighter cake.

Be sure to preheat the oven. Using a 1/4 measuring cup that has been sprayed with oil to fill the muffin tins will assure that the cupcakes are the same size. Place the cupcakes on a wire rack to cool completely before frosting. Place them in an airtight container to keep them from drying out.

Cover the tops completely with frosting to keep them moist. Putting frosting into a pastry bag or a ziploc bag with a corner tip cut off makes it easy to ice the cupcakes.

Cupcake shops are popping up all over Fort Collins, Colo., offering 20 flavors or so each day. They range from simply frosted to highly decorated with sprinkles, nuts, candy or edible flowers. Cupcakes can fill the bill for birthday parties, showers, weddings, or just an easy dessert.

For busy working people, the convenience of buying a variety of cupcakes not only saves time, but brings back memories of mom in her apron and her kitchen filled with a sweet aroma.

Cupcake shops charge $2 to $4 a piece, which makes me very glad that I enjoy baking. One great thing about cupcakes is that they help to control portion sizes and can be frozen, and taken out one or two at a time. One cake mix or a recipe calling for 3 cups of flour will make 24 cupcakes.

Using paper or foil to line muffin tins makes cleanup easy, as well as easy to serve.

When using a recipe, beat the shortening and sugar until shortening has increased in volume. This creates air bubbles which increases the volume of the batter, making a lighter cake.

Be sure to preheat the oven. Using a 1/4 measuring cup that has been sprayed with oil to fill the muffin tins will assure that the cupcakes are the same size. Place the cupcakes on a wire rack to cool completely before frosting. Place them in an airtight container to keep them from drying out.

Cover the tops completely with frosting to keep them moist. Putting frosting into a pastry bag or a ziploc bag with a corner tip cut off makes it easy to ice the cupcakes.

Cupcake shops are popping up all over Fort Collins, Colo., offering 20 flavors or so each day. They range from simply frosted to highly decorated with sprinkles, nuts, candy or edible flowers. Cupcakes can fill the bill for birthday parties, showers, weddings, or just an easy dessert.

For busy working people, the convenience of buying a variety of cupcakes not only saves time, but brings back memories of mom in her apron and her kitchen filled with a sweet aroma.

Cupcake shops charge $2 to $4 a piece, which makes me very glad that I enjoy baking. One great thing about cupcakes is that they help to control portion sizes and can be frozen, and taken out one or two at a time. One cake mix or a recipe calling for 3 cups of flour will make 24 cupcakes.

Using paper or foil to line muffin tins makes cleanup easy, as well as easy to serve.

When using a recipe, beat the shortening and sugar until shortening has increased in volume. This creates air bubbles which increases the volume of the batter, making a lighter cake.

Be sure to preheat the oven. Using a 1/4 measuring cup that has been sprayed with oil to fill the muffin tins will assure that the cupcakes are the same size. Place the cupcakes on a wire rack to cool completely before frosting. Place them in an airtight container to keep them from drying out.

Cover the tops completely with frosting to keep them moist. Putting frosting into a pastry bag or a ziploc bag with a corner tip cut off makes it easy to ice the cupcakes.


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