Crisira the Cupcake Fairy insists: when baking cupcakes, never just set the timer and leave the kitchen! you must keep an eye on cupcakes and take them out of the oven as soon as they are baked! Most people read the baking time in a recipe and think that’s it. You have to get to know your oven because baking times are not exact and not for every oven. Cupcakes are delicious when supermoist and, if you overbake them, they lose that moistness!