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post #16 of 35
This looks just like what happened to my six inch cakes last week! I was baking three, six inch cakes and that is exactly what they looked like. I tried it three times and it happened every time. Still have no idea. It was a scratch yellow cake. If you figure out why your cupcakes did that, let me know!
post #17 of 35
lol, those are an aweful mess. It may be that the batter was overwhipped, causing lots of air to get in the batter. When this happens, the cake will will rise as the air expands, then when cooled, they will colapse. I actually learned this in cooking class a long time ago.

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post #18 of 35
Well, that's just freakish isn't it? I vote for a scoop of ice cream, too.
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post #19 of 35
man that is the funniest thing i;ve seen in awhile icon_smile.gif
post #20 of 35
Too much baking powder?
post #21 of 35
I'm sorry, I totally laughed out loud at the sight of those poor cupcakes! (Then my coworker made fun of me for being on this site all the time, ha).

Soo many good ideas!! I vote for pouring in ganache, and then topping with just a tiny bit of ice cream. icon_biggrin.gif
post #22 of 35
My first couple of cakes where looking like this, all of the cakes were missing the middle. I didn't mixed the ingredients in the right order. You have to mix the sugar and butter first. This creates air to make it rise, along with alternating the milk and dry ingredients into the mixture. Hope this helps.

Here's a youtube video with a little more details.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mpob3cZstmI&playnext_from=TL&videos=uz6Ung2eZs8
post #23 of 35
HAHA, that's epic!! Me thinks too much leavening...lol
post #24 of 35
You could slice up some strawberries and use some whipped cream...strawberry shortcakes!!!
post #25 of 35
Thanks! That was great.

BTW - maybe a nice aged whiskey to go with that? You can just skip the ice cream, chocolate and fruit.
post #26 of 35
You poor thing - I'm laughing with you and not at you! There is nothing to do BUT laugh or you'd have to cry! Are they edible? I'd put the ice ceam in, then the ganache icon_biggrin.gif
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post #27 of 35
Thread Starter 
I had no idea you all were still talking about this pic LOL. I make cupcakes for the farmers market every weekend so I do know more than the photo was letting on. I made a second batch and everything came out just fine!
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post #28 of 35
Mmmm your cupcakes look delicious! So what was the story behind the volcano batch?
post #29 of 35
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Originally Posted by abeane

Mmmm your cupcakes look delicious! So what was the story behind the volcano batch?



I really have no idea. I bake after I get out of the day job so I don't think that clearly after midnight I guess. Maybe I put to much of a dry ingredient in? The recipe is a scratch recipe so who knows lol.
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post #30 of 35
I laughed out loud when I looked at the first pic, but the second one made me go "oooh". btw, i'm hungry...
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