Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Not to long ago, cupcakes were treats just for kids. Cupcakes with colorful frostings and sprinkles were meant to enchant the kids eyes and the frosting was made to please the kids sweet tooth.  But…. Adults have begun to realize what they’ve been missing and cupcakes’ popularity has grown.

There are several theories about how cupcakes came to be called “cupcakes”.

1)      They got their name because they were baked in small cups or tea cups to create individually sized cakes.

2)      Cupcakes like pound cakes were named after the recipe that was used to make them: one cupa of each; butter,sugar,flour and eggs


BUTTER-:Always use unsalted butter; it allows you to have full control over the amount of salt in your recipe. Unsalted butter is also known as sweet butter. Don’t use butter substitutes , it can affect the taste and texture of your cupcake



                   VEGETABLE OIL  SPREAD                                        REAL BUTTER
·         FLOUR-: There are 2 types: All purpose flour and cake flour. All purpose flour has a higher protein content than cake flour and yields a firmer cake texture. When your recipe calls for cake flour and you don’t have any available,for every cup of cake flour needed, use 7/8 or ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons of cornstarch.
·         SUGAR-:Gives the sweetness to cupcakes, it tenderizes, adds moisture and promotes browning during baking. Granulated sugar is the most commonly used in baking because of it has neutral flavor.  Brown Sugar contains molasses, which makes it moist and gives it a caramel like flavor. Confectioners’ sugar is often used in glazes, frostings, and for dusting sweets just before serving.
·         EGGS-: Mostly all the recipes were developed with large eggs. If the eggs need to be separated, it’s easier to do so when they’re cold and the yolks are firm. If you’ll be whipping the egg whites, they must be free of any yolk, so be careful when separating the eggs, and be sure that the bowl and beaters that  you use to whip the whites are clean.
·         BAKING SODA  and BAKING POWDER -: both are leveling agents that help cupcakes rise during baking.  Baking soda is used when the batter contains an acidic ingredient like buttermilk or sour cream.  Baking powder  can be used in the presence or absence of an acidic ingredient. Old baking powder often does not provide proper lift so check the expiration date before using.





Saturday, May 9, 2015

Baking Products for the Artist in YOU! | Baking Supplies Houston

You don't have to own a bakery to be a baker. Come in to Fiesta Baking Supplies Serving Houston and let us help you get started making the most amazing baked goods. You'll soon be inspired by our large selection of supplies. Have fun browsing our isles to see the tools, fondant, colors, molds, pans, paper goods, cutters and so much more! We're excited to help you find the things you need to prepare for your next celebration.
If you want a little extra help, be sure to sign up for one of our fun and educational Baking Classes. At Fiesta Baking Supplies Serving Houston, our professionals offer decorating classes in English and in Spanish. We promise that you'll learn a lot and have a blast at the same time!
Take the short drive to see us at Fiesta Baking Supplies Serving Houston. We have an amazing selection of supplies and want to quickly change your title of customer to friend as we bake along side of you! See you soon!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Mothers' Day in United States

Mother's Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their mother and mother figures.

The origins of Mother's Day are attributed to different people. Many believe that two women, Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis were important in establishing the tradition of Mother's Day in the United States. Other sources say that Juliet Calhoun Blakely initiated Mother’s Day in Albion, Michigan, in the late 1800s. Her sons paid tribute to her each year and urged others to honor their mothers.

Around 1870, Julia Ward Howe called for Mother's Day to be celebrated each year to encourage pacifism and disarmament amongst women. It continued to be held in Boston for about ten years under her sponsorship, but died out after that.
A cupcake bouquet is very popular for this day.  Here are some pictures that I found on the internet and thought they were really cute.

Enjoy this tutorial that I found on youtube  by Mad Hatter Cupcakery