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The wife came home with 2 lbs of the best smelling and looking strawberries I have seen in some time.


I would like to bake some flat topped cupcakes, preferably from a mix we have. Those always have a crown and I would like to flatten them out a bit. less batter in the tin is all I can come up with as a possible solution. From scratch I would use less baking powder.



So sea of knowledge do you have any suggestions?
 

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With a sharp knife just cut the tops off flat and place the cut offs in a bowl, add a few sliced strawberries then top with vanilla ice cream. :smile:

Always the practical one aren't you. That was plan B.
 
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You could leave out some baking powder, but, the 'cake' part would be more dense. You could also put small cup-like objects in the middle of each to make a void, but, that would be an added expense.


I could tell you how to knock the air out of the cupcake batter and flatten them, but, you must have done that sometime when you were learning to bake. ;D


I vaguely remember slamming the oven door when I was a kid! o.0
 

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With a sharp knife just cut the tops off flat and place the cut offs in a bowl, add a few sliced strawberries then top with vanilla ice cream. :smile:
That was going to be my suggestion. Cut the tops off with a bread knife.

Also they make cupcake baking tins that are cylindrical. They are the same dimension from top to bottom. Then just fill it half way and end up with flat tops. But this still would not be perfectly flat. You could serve these upside down.
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OMGAWD, i'd forgotten bout that. Even to the point of walking lightly on that ole wooden shaky floor.:biggrin2:

No I only did that the one time! I never forgot after that experience. I usually just stayed outside and out of reach.
 

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Can't help with the cupcakes but I also just got some fantastic strawberries, too. Big AND sweet. Not the usual hard tasteless ones.



Yep. The are pretty. I just hope the pickers were not sick. Sorry. It is weighing on my mind. That isn't going to stop me from eating the well washed berries.
 

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Yep. The are pretty. I just hope the pickers were not sick. Sorry. It is weighing on my mind. That isn't going to stop me from eating the well washed berries.

I just read that Strawberries are usually a pH of 3-3.5 on average. That's pretty acid. The riper, the sweeter & less acid. So eat them!


I found a research study on SARS-CoV-2 testing viability of the virus, but, it's kinda gross because of the substances. :smile:I wouldn't worry.
 

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I did but only a little bit. Thanks to all who made suggestions.

Here is what wound up doing.

As I only had 2 of the large muffin tins upstairs and wasn't sure where the rest were in the basement, I mixed up my cake mix per directions and baked it a half sheet pan. This being twice the size of a 9x13 produced a pretty flat sheet cake that cooked in half the time of normal (about 15 mins vrs. 30).


So I wound up with something about the same thickness as those little cakes sold in the grocery for shortcake and we simply cut little square cakes from that.
 
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