Making your own cupcakes for yourself and your loved ones can be one of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences. However, it can be frustrating and demoralizing when something goes wrong, and instead of a fluffy, evenly toasted and crispy cake, we have a deformed hollow. However, they can be done at home by following some simple yet effective steps. If you’ve ever had a cake that’s dented in the middle or has a thick texture instead of the light and fluffy you’d like, keep these factors in mind on your next baking adventure. Chef Gauri Varma, Founder, Confect and G’s Patisserie offers five tips for baking soft, moist, and evenly cooked cakes every time.