I had the same problem as the last poster, the cupcakes do not turn out as brown as is pictured. The pound cake is light, and 3/4 tsp of cinnamon may not be enough to darken the cake. Plus, ginger is more yellow than brown. The cupcakes were OK, but not as good as I had hoped. I expected them to taste like carrot cake, but they really didn't. The frosting was too lite and did not have enough flavor.