You bake a batch of cupcakes and maybe some of them turn out great (left side) and some look crazy weird (right side) because the wrapper comes right off as it cools!!!?? It’s happened randomly and I’ve never been able to figure out why it does it sometimes, and not others…well, today was the day Detective Jessica solved the case!!!
Now, what I’ve noticed in the past is that the baking tray with the ones where the wrappers peeled off usually requires another 2 minutes in the oven because that pan is more insulated and the cupcakes baking in that pan always require a bit longer in the oven. Well, I spaced that given the mushy mommy brain I have and the fact my little one was screaming her head off! But, it actually worked out well…because I realized that the cupcake on the right was a bit under baked. They taste amazing and are fine, totally edible, but they really needed another 2 minutes in the oven!! They are super moist and squishy on the inside…hence why it didn’t hold its height and sunk in a bit…causing the wrappers to peel off. Mystery solved…when cupcakes are barely undercooked (especially when making a moist recipe), the moisture and the shrinking causes the wrappers to peeeeel right off!!!
I hope that helps everyone out there!! I know it excites me to have this mystery solved!!! Now, what to do with 12 cupcakes with no wrappers…maybe I’ll make some tall cupcakes for fun! YUM!