“ Brand: Asda / Type: Cases „
My daughter is quite a bit partial to baking cupcakes and any time we go on the baking aisle she runs straight to the ready made mix with either a picture of Dora the Explorer or Barbie (or anything else girly for that matter!) and pesters me no end asking if we can make them! They usually are way overpriced - in the region of £2 or so and in my opinion they never really taste that great! So to make it more fun, I told her we would make some from scratch, and so in aid of this we ended up buying some basic fairy cake cases for when we put them in the oven.
I am quite a bit partial to Asda at the moment, as although my Sainsburys is my most regular supermarket, about once a month I will go to the big Asda and it was of course in there I spotted these fairy cake cases at an absolute bargain!
We bought these in plain white, although there are other colours available, but we figured white would be neutral for any time of cake we make and so nicely versatile. In the pack there are 100 and it only costs 58p which is nice and cheap in my book, costing only 0.58p per case!
They come in quite a basic, clear plastic tub with the simple Asda label on top which states the brand, the product and how much there are. The tub is really easy to open, although made from cheap plastic so it is a bit flimsy, and on first use I popped it open quite roughly!
Inside there are 100 really thin paper cases. I mean REALLY thin. However for the price I paid, it is pretty much the quality I'd expect to be fair! Taking them out of the pack, as they are all stacked together it is easy to accidentally take out 2 or 3 at a time and then realising there is actually more than one and they need to be separated again lol.
The design of the cases is the usual type with fluted edges, and they sit in my cupcake baking tray quite nicely, as they aren't too shallow and are nicely round and easy to put my cake batter inside. In the oven they stay quite nicely, and although they change colour slightly (they aren't as white after removal from the oven, as they were when they entered) but they look nice and presentable.
When eating the cupcakes, we have found the cases easy to remove and they don't stick to the cake in an annoying way, but also don't rip to pieces as soon as they are removed so are surprisingly good quality. My daughter had a school cake sale last week and we made a few chocolate ones using these cases and they went down a treat so we actually have no complaints! Overall I have found these a fab buy, really cheap, good quality (although they feel thin) and do the job well. Gets 5 stars from me!
We have been having a MacMillan coffee morning event (well, still having them this week and next, I think) at college in the SU and some of us have been baking and people are making donations for our efforts. I have made a pretty large batch of fairy cakes. While I don't think I am the best cook in the world, I'm not too bad so I decided I couldn't really go too wrong with some plain fairy cakes. I needed the cake cases though and I bought a pack of 100 of them for only 58p last time I went into Asda. I've used these before when I made cakes for my nieces christening and they hold their shape pretty well so I expected the same would be the case this time round.
They are very plain looking cases with the ridged edges and they are plain white. The paper is quite thin and flimsy and you can pretty much tell that they are cheap cases. They are quite deep and hold a lot of cake mixture but the idea is that you don't fill them too high otherwise they go a really weird shape and tend to topple over to one side so that when the cakes are all cooked through it looks like they have been blown to one side. Practice makes perfect though.
They are just a standard sized cake case and no bigger or smaller than the more expensive ones you can buy, but the paper is quite noticeably very thin and sometimes the mixture seeps though to the other side of the case if they are left too long before putting them into the oven to cook.
The packaging is very plain and simple as well and they come in a hard little plastic tub with a clip on lid. Sometimes I have used two together by accident as they are so thin that they are difficult to prise apart and they stick together. They seem to be everlasting though as 100 is a lot of cake cases.
They are worth 58p as a price tag and so long as you're not looking for anything decorated or fancy then these do a good job. I'd recommend them.
I love to bake and something that my son and I bake together quite often is fairy cakes. I do have some silicone cases for making fairy cakes but sometimes I want to leave the cakes in their cases and so when I do I use a throw away case. The ones that we have at home currently are the Asda white fairy cake cases and this is my review of them.
The cases come in a standard looking plastic packaging which fits quite snugly around the bun cases. There is a lid on the little tub which tells us that this is an Asda chosen for you home baking product and that you get 100 cases in the tub. I can't say that I have ever bothered counting them to make sure but I have no reason to doubt that there are 100 in the tub!
The cases are a standard size and just plain white and so they aren't very interesting looking and so if I were to be baking cakes for a more special occasion I would probably buy a different case either coloured or spotty or something like that but for general baking I think these work really well.
The cases hold their shape well for the most part when the cake mix is in them and they are in the oven. Sometimes if I over load them a little bit the cake mix can rise too far in the oven and cause the cases to mishape a bit but providing I don't use too much mix in each of the cases they hold their shape well and the cake mix rises to make a nice looking fairy cake.
These are a simple fairy cake case but they do the job that they are meant to do well so I have no reason at all not to recommend them. They cost just 58p at asda for the tub and a tub does last me quite a long time as I only tend to make twelve or so fairy cakes at a time anyway. I think they are a good quality for the price and they feel as good as any other branded ones I have used and so I would use them again.
Thank you for reading my review!
My eldest daughter tuned 6 recently and we threw her a party in a community centre where we did our own catering, our party had a My Little Pony theme so I made some cupcakes with fizzy belts across them like rainbows hence the need for cake cases.
I originally went to Asda to buy the pastel cases as I have had them before and been happy with them however they were out of stock so I ended up buying the plain white ones instead. These ones are from Asda and are one of their own products however you can buy similar elsewhere.
The paper cases come in a pack of 100 which was plenty for what I needed and they were about 50p which is a decent price n my opinion and even the coloured ones that are a little bit more are still fantastic value, you don't mind that they just end up in the bin when you are paying that price.
The cases come packaged in a see through soft plastic circular tub, there is very little detail on it just that it is from Asda and there are 100 in the tub. The top of the tub lifts off for you to get to the cases inside and when you buy them this is sealed.
The cases are made of white paper which has fluted edges, the paper is pretty thick which surprised me as they were so cheap but they didn't misshapen when I out the cake mix in them.
The cases are of average size but Asda do sell a range of small case and also muffin cases which are a bit larger. The cases work really well, they didn't misshapen and they didn't burn however once they came out of the oven they had gone a sort of cream colour and like greaseproof paper which didn't look as nice as the crisp white colour when they went in the oven.
The cake cases do a great job at housing the cakes I made but they could have looked a little nicer is they hadn't altered colour and texture, I would use them again after all they do just go in the bin but i'm only rating them 4 stars due to the colour change.
I've got a new found love of baking again since I've started baking with my daughter. Although I'm hardly the best baker going, I do like to try and for that reason, I have a lot of cake making products in my baking cupboard, including these cake cases.
---- Price and packaging ----
These paper cake cases currently cost 48p from Asda, there 100 cases in each pack.
The paper cake cases come in a see-through plastic container, this container keeps all of the cases in one place and stops them getting damaged. The cake cases themselves are made from quite a thick paper material and white in colour.
---- My experience ----
The paper cases aren't huge so wouldn't be suitable for baking muffins or cupcakes, but are perfect for normal fairy cakes, another common use for ours are rice crispy cakes.
When making fairy cakes, I put each cake case into it's own little slot on my cake tray then spoon the mixture inside. Although the cake cases are fairly thick, they certainly aren't as thick as some others. When spooning the mixture in, I have to try and aim for the middle of the cake case as it can otherwise bend the case out of shape and if I'm putting a lot of mixture in, can even fall out of the cake case.
Once the cakes are ready and come out of the oven, the cake cases are still as white as they were when they went in. They aren't the prettiest of cake cases, but they do the job they are intended to do. When it comes to eating the cake, the cases do pull away easy without ruining the cake inside.
I'd recommend these cake cases, although they can be flimsy when spooning the mixture into each case, they do hold the cakes well, and for the price who could complain? The white does mean they are quite plain, I personally buy Asda's pastel coloured paper cake cases for when I'm serving cakes for parties as I think they look a little better than these white ones.
My best friend/ flatmate get really bored sometimes so in some cases, we decide to bake. As we end up making quite a lot of little cakes in one go, we need a hell of a lot of cake cases and ours come from Asda.
For 100 paper cases it will only cost you 48p which makes each case less than half a penny. The cases come in a round plastic container with them stacked on top of one another. The case is only a little bigger than the cases themselves but this means that they are all kept in place nicely and they won't go all over. The lid has a round white sticker on it which gives the Asda logo, the name of the product, a small description of what they can be used for and a huge barcode.
For the price I paid, I was pleasantly pleased with how thick these cake cases were. I was expecting to get cases that were extremely thin and that some of them would rip as I took them out of the packaging. Luckily, this was not the case. The cases are quite thick and are all white. The colour is a bit boring but colouring items costs money and this is why they are so cheap. Also, when you eat the cakes from them you only rip them off anyway.
These cases are an average size for making cakes but unlike what the packaging says, they would be too small for cupcakes. However, they are great for regular fairy cakes or cornflake cakes etc which are the kinds of things I use them for. Once I had filled my cake tray with the cases I began to spoon in the cake mixture. Even though these cases are quite thick, I had to be careful as if I didn't get the mixture right in the middle to weigh the case down, it would move about a bit in the tray. This can end up with you getting cake mix everywhere which is not the desired outcome - obviously.
Once my cakes were cooked, I did notice that some of the cases had turned brown at the edges but this was either because them left them in a little too long or I had spilt mixture on them. The cases aren't the prettiest things to put on cakes but they do the job well enough. When it came to eating a cake, the case came off really easily and without any of the paper sticking to the cake, which I guess is where the thickness of them comes in handy.
For the price I paid, I certainly can't complain at this product. As it is only us at home eating the cakes we make, I'm not bothered about the cases being pretty but I would probably buy something else if I were baking for other people.