One of my favourite sayings is:
You’re all talk and no trousers
It basically describes a person who talks about doing big and great things, but doesn’t actually get round to putting their words into actions.
There’s a north London saying which is:
You’re all mash and no sausage
(…we’ll leave that one for another post)
I’ve made up my own saying:
All frosting and no cake
Meaning that something (or someone) is all show and not much else…Basically, without any substance.
A good cupcake should taste as good as it looks. The cake part, when baked, should either rise right to the edge of the paper case, or rise slightly above it (the rise all depends on whether you like flat or rounded cupcakes of course).
When the frosting is added, you need enough frosting to balance the cake and not so much that the cupcake becomes sickly. I go for the 70:30 ratio.
When you peel the wrapper off the cupcake, there should be enough cake to stand proud.