Are you confused about the difference between cupcakes and muffins?
One is sweet while the other one is sweet or savory. Their commonality is: both are loved baked goods and have their place in a balanced diet.
Cupcakes take the rank of a sweet treat, that deserves a place for special occasions. Among these occasions are Birthdays, Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Christmas when the decor makes the difference.
A sponge-like batter is a perfect batter for cupcakes. It comes out of the oven with a flat head allowing all creatives to decorate with frosting and sprinkles in tune for the occasion.
Your imagination sets the limits on how to decorate a cupcake. A frosting in natural color or colored with natural food coloring is a great choice. Often a mix of butter, or cream cheese, or whipped cream with icing sugar make the base. Use frosting in its natural color or a natural food dye to match the occasion. Start decorating with a piping bag.
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Different nozzles allow a variation in texture. Either leave as is or accent with color matching sprinkles. The use of fondant gives the possibility to explore three-dimensional decors.
Any day or time is great to serve a muffin. It is as perfect for breakfast in the morning as it is to take in a lunch box.
Generally, the batter for muffins is heavier than the one found in cupcakes. A muffin gets its flavors through the ingredients added. Among popular muffin ingredients, you find berries, bananas, carrots, zucchinis, or nuts. The dough is sweet or savory, like in the recipe of a pizza muffin.
Often muffins have no specific decorations on their round hooded heads other than some icing or dusted with icing sugar.
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Sweet or savory muffins or cupcakes are fantastic to eat on the go, to bring on a shared lunch or for any festive event. After a main-course, use them as dessert. In between meals, use these small bakeries as snacks or special treats. Often they are easy to make, and with matching decoration, these bakeries rise to any occasion.
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