Monthly Archives: February 2019

Ways to Transport Cupcakes

Transporting cupcakes can be nerve-wracking. So, here are some tips that make it easier.

Regardless if you’ve decided to bring cupcakes to a dinner party for dessert or for someone’s birthday party, you’ll need to transport those pretty little individual cakes safely and securely.

Cupcakes. They’re tasty,  look dainty and pretty, and are always a hit with all regardless of what the flavor, occasion, or how you’ve decorated them.

But you don’t want to risk ruining or dropping even one of your cupcakes! Therefore, how can you transport cupcakes so they get there in the same condition in which they left your kitchen?

Baking pan in a roasting pan
Set the cleaned cupcake pan in a roasting pan that’s big enough to completely cover the tops of the frosted cakes. After your cupcakes have cooled, put them in the cupcake tin and frost them. Cover the pan with foil, and you’re good to go.

Resealable, shallow container
If your cakes are slightly frosted, put them in a big, shallow plastic container so they are slightly touching. Make sure to keep the container horizontal while you travel.

Non-skid shelving liner
To stop extensively decorated cupcakes from moving about, layer a non-skid shelving liner or Silpat mat in your shallow boxes or resealable container that’s deep enough to hold all the frosted cakes. Put the cupcakes in so they’re close but don’t touch. The liner will help keep them in place.

Cupcake caddy
If you’re a cupcake lover and have some space in the kitchen, it could be worth buying a cupcake carrier. Several are stackable, letting you customize them according to how many cupcakes you have to transport.

Cupcake Box

Purchase a cupcake box. These are readily available online or at your local gourmet baking and cooking store. Some craft stores might also have a small selection. Boxes are available to hold six or a dozen cupcakes securely.

 

What are the pros and cons of moving from Michigan to California? (Part II)

 

The Northern California vs. Southern California rivalry is intense

Northern and Southern California have distinct cultures and residents of each like to rag on the other. If you’re moving to California, you’ll have to choose sides. One of the main factors you’ll want to consider is the weather. There’s a big difference between what you can expect in San Francisco and what you can expect in San Diego. Are you looking for dry and sunny or rainy and atmospheric?

If you love nature you’ll love living in CA

California has a lot of nature to offer.

California is a great place to be a nature-lover and an outdoor enthusiast. You can visit a number of national and state parks, hike mountains, visit beaches, ski, surf, swim and camp. If you’re on a tight budget, getting into the great outdoors for a hike or a walk provides free entertainment in the Golden State.

Do you speak Espanol?

Like the other 49 states, California is multi-lingual. And if you don’t already know Spanish, you might want to pick up the language upon moving to California. You’ll expand your potential friend circle and have an easier time making yourself understood in the Golden State.

  1. You’ll be living in an agricultural hub.

California produces a lot of the produce that the rest of the country – and many other countries – depend on. When you drive by farms in California or head to your local farmer’s market, remember all the hard-working men and women who grow and pick the produce that California is famous for.

 

It’s easy to maintain a healthy diet in California.

If you want a diet that’s heavy on fresh produce (and you can afford it), California is a great place to live. If you want fresh juice, ditto. And if you love eating out but you don’t eat meat, sugar, gluten or some other controversial ingredient, you should have an easier time of it in California than in other U.S. states. Healthy living is big in California and, at least in urban areas, it’s normal to be a little fussy about one’s diet.