When creating a batch of delicious cupcakes for any large event, it can be hard to know what cupcake recipe to use. First and foremost, you will find that there are nearly infinite flavors to choose from. Do you want to make yellow cake cupcakes? Chocolate cupcakes? Strawberry? Apple? Banana? Once you finally settle on a flavor based on your theme, décor, or the personal tastes of the person whose party or event you are attending, you will find that you have only completed part of the battle. What recipe do you use? What do you do if there are people with dietary restrictions?
These days it is hard to find a cupcake recipe that will work for everyone. Many people are unable to eat gluten, while vegans are unable to eat snacks that contain any animal byproducts. Dieters and diabetics alike avoid cupcakes that use sugar. With all of these restrictions, how do you find the cupcake recipe that will work for everyone? Well, ideally you have two options. Many people find it easiest to simply create a large batch of standard sugary sweet cupcakes and then to make smaller amounts of specialty cupcakes, such as those that are free of sugars, eggs, milk, and gluten.
Creating multiple batches of cupcakes is actually quite easy, and most recipes can easily be trimmed down to suit almost any size group. The biggest problem for people who have never baked specialty cupcakes before is finding recipes that are delicious and easy to make. There are certainly great recipes out there for people with any dietary restriction, but making multiple recipes until you find the right one can be expensive and time consuming. Asking people at work or talking to friends can be a great way to get tested and proven recipes.
Your second choice is to find a recipe that works for everyone. It is certainly true that most gluten, sugar, egg, and milk free recipes are going to taste very different than what you are used to, but you might be surprised to learn that you can find highly delicious and healthy recipes out there that will certainly gather attention. Take the time to talk to friends with dietary restrictions and to even surf the web in order to find a recipe that will suit everyone and offer a delicious dessert.
When you find a recipe that meets the dietary restrictions of your potential guests and tastes great, you will find that your cupcakes are a smashing success. One thing that strikes me as humorous about using these recipes is how often I have to promise my guests that there really is no sugar or gluten in the dessert. Catering to the dietary needs of your guests doesn’t have to be difficult and doesn’t have to mean that your other guests have to settle for cupcakes that aren’t as good as usual. With a bit of trial and error and the willingness to ask friends for help, you can find the right recipe for any occasion.