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Dr. Oetker Baking Cases are a good value baking case that works well. Whilst perhaps not as thick as other cases, they get the job done.

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      31.10.2013 02:21
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      Good value and do the job just fine.

      I'm reviewing my Dr Oetker baking cases.
      They cost me 52p in Tesco around three weeks ago (October 2013).
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      =WHY I BOUGHT THEM=

      Holly and Conal were invited to my neighbour's little girl's birthday party and I was nominated to make butterfly buns for the event. I haven't baked in ages and had no supplies whatsoever, so a quick trip to the supermarket was needed. One of the things I bought was this little tub of Dr Oetker baking cases.

      =WHAT THEY ARE ,USING, and MY OPINION.=

      These are basic plain white paper cases for use in making fairy cakes ,Rice Krispie buns or any small buns.
      They come in a tiny see through plastic tub/container and there are 100 in the pack.

      I considered buying the fancier baking cases but I was planning lots of decorations in the form of chocolate drops and Jelly Tots for the butterfly wings AND using coloured cream so I decided to save a few pennies by keeping the cases basic .

      These are a bit on the flimsy side for my taste but you get what you pay for and they are really not bad quality for what they are .
      I took care filling them with the mixture though, because from past experience careless filling of flimsy cases makes wonky buns and I like my buns neat as possible (no vulgar comments please).

      The secret with baking for children is to try to make sure you get a nice equal amount on the spoon each time and drop it firmly into the centre of the case.....that way your fairy cakes come out looking quite equal in size. That sounds silly unnecessary advice, but I've watched little children carefully consider the sizing of the buns on the tray like Quality Control Experts before opting for what they consider the biggest one (usually at the back of the display), so to avoid conflict it's best to keep them as equal as possible. I really think that these being white helped with that because the fancy patterned cases can be distracting regarding measuring out the mixture and you sometimes feel the need to add just a bit more, when in reality the pattern has just fooled your perception of how much is in the case already compared to the others. Baking Fairy Cakes is an exact science you know !

      They were just fine in the oven with no discolouring and looked neat when taken out with no excessive greasy look to them.
      They peel away from the bun nicely with no tearing or bits left behind on the bun either.Yes, of course I tested them.....nom nom nom. So did Kizzy-dog .

      So, as far as the cases themselves are concerned they are totally fit for purpose in my opinion, and very good value.
      My one quibble is regarding packaging.
      The tub they come in looks like it will be easy to reseal for storing the unused cases. NO IT ISN'T. This has always been my bug-bear with these cases, the rubbish tubs. I thought by now they'd get it right . But no, it is nigh on impossible to put it back together and keep it that way unless you resort to sellotape, so forget it.
      Rather than just store them in a plastic bag to get battered out of shape I popped the remainder of mine into one of the myriad yoghurt/coleslaw/dessert tubs I keep 'just in case' and I just binned the flimsy baking cases tub.
      It would be much better in my opinion if they came in a small reusable box with a clear window on one side .

      Other than the packaging I can't fault them. Yes they could be thicker, but at 100 for just 52p you can't expect top notch quality.

      These Dr Oetker baking cases also come in white with bright primary coloured spots on them, and others have little flowers on them, so if you are keeping the buns quite plain or just doing Rice Krispie buns and want to impress with a dash of colour then you can use the fancier cases which are twice the price. Spots and flowers are expensive you know !

      Would I recommend them ? Yes. They are good value and decent quality, and for simple baking not meant to impress anyone they do the job just fine. However I'm removing one star for that tragic tub packaging idea.

      It feels odd giving little bits of paper 4 stars,but in reality they do what you expect of them so they deserve the 4 stars.


      Thank you for reading and I hope it was helpful.~~~myloh.

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        03.10.2013 21:22
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        good cake cases

        I'm by no means an avid baker - it is not something that I tend to have much time for - but every now and again I have a need or sudden inclination to bake cakes. Most recently, it was to bake cakes for my colleagues on my last day of work. As it had been some time since I last baked, I needed to stock up on a few of the essentials and baking cases were one of the things I needed. I wasn't going to be fussy about them - I was trying to keep the cost down to a minimum and it wasn't like I was doing the cakes for a kids party or anything and needed them to look extra appealing. When I came across these Dr Oetker white baking cases in Tesco for 55p for 100 cases they suited my needs perfectly so I purchased a set.

        The cases come in a small plastic tub through which you can see the cases stacked up inside. The lid removes by lifting off and the cases can be removed. It is not the easiest of these types of packaging that I have come across to open and close but it serves the purpose well enough. The cases themselves are plain white and folded around the edge as all such cases are. I would say they are of reasonable thickness - not so thin that you can see through them but not thick enough to hold considerable weight. This was fine for me as I was using muffin trays to bake in but if you were standing them on a baking tray I would suspect that double casing or even triple casing would be required to suitable support the cake mixture.

        I found the cases easy to fill with cake mixture - they didn't move around too much with the weight. They also held a decent amount of mixture, giving nice sized cakes. After baking, they looked fine on the cakes too - no greasy appearance or any problems with the baking process. They were easy to remove from the cakes when eating too, peeling off quickly and easily in one motion with no tearing or any remainder being left on the cake itself. So, overall a decent case for cupcakes and muffins - not the most exciting or appealing to look at but they do a good job for a good price.

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        29.09.2013 15:53
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        A great aide to baking

        Sadly I don't get the opportunity to bake cakes very often. Not only am I a diabetic but I could also do with losing some weight - add this to the fact that I live on my own a lot while my husband works away and you can see that cooking a batch of tempting cakes would not be a good idea!

        When we have visitors I do enjoy baking cakes and, depending on the type of cakes that I make, I sometimes need to use baking cases. When I do use them I go for the plain white ones as they tend to be cheaper than the fancy ones and they only get thrown away don't they?

        The ones I currently use are the ones made by a company called Dr Oetker (what sort of a name is that?) They come in a clear plastic tub which splits open into two halves in order for you to get the baking cases out. There is a piece of paper inside the top of the tub with the name of the product and a little bit of information about it, and a pack containing 100 cases costs 55p from Tesco.

        There are probably cheaper cases out there that do the job reasonably well but I like these because they are smart and strong enough to retain their shape during the cooking process.

        If I make little sponge cakes I would out them directly into the hollows in the cake tins as I would with jam tarts and mince pies. The cake cases really come into their own when I make muffins. As you will know if you make muffins you have to mix all the wet ingredients in one bowl and all the dry ingredients in another and then mix the two together just before putting them in the oven. The mixture is very wet at this stage - the consistency of a thick batter - and, as such, it has to be put into cake cases (or even specially made muffin cases which are slightly larger) before cooking. If the mixture was put directly into the cake tins the muffin would be a flatter shape and it would probably spill over the side anyway! So, I pour the mixture into the cake cases, stand the cake cases in the cake tins and then bake for the required time in the oven.

        These cases would be really useful if you are baking things like Rice Crispy cakes with children 'helping' you. They would help the children to be able to get their cakes the right shape and size and looking good.

        Finally I like the fact that these cases peel easily off the finished cakes whether the cakes are warm or cold at the time. There are never any little bits of paper left behind!

        So, if you need to use cake cases, I would definitely recommend these - there is always a tub of these in my cupboard!

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          28.09.2013 20:29
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          I'd recommend them

          I don't bake much these days, simply because I do not have the time anymore. I work full time and when I am not at work I am busy around the house doing chores, buying groceries, shipping my daughter to various clubs and events etc., like any other working mum in the country. I used to bake a lot when we were first married but every now and again I do have a (small) spurt of enthusiasm, and out comes the apron, and rolling pin (and a large glass of red wine).

          Last time I 'baked' I don't suppose you could really call it baking as such. Sarah, my daughter had been pestering me to make chocolate crispy cakes with her and finally I gave in and we spent a happy afternoon getting covered in melted chocolate. On this occasion I used baking cases from Dr Oetker. It's a strange name, and I am not entirely sure how it's pronounced but they were the only ones the corner shop had in stock and I needed some quickly. I paid 75p for a little plastic tub of 100 plain white baking cases (paper ones).

          I usually use Tesco's own brand baking cases but I no longer had any at home. However, these do compare very favourably with Tesco's own brand, both in terms of quality and price. The cases themselves are quite thick, perhaps thicker than the Tesco ones I had been using previously. They are plain to look at but then they are also fairly priced. What I really like about these cake cases is that they hold their shape well, both whilst the cake mixture is uncooked and then afterwards whilst in the oven. They don't lean over to one side as some of the cheaper cake cases can do.

          He only thing I don't like about these cases is the packaging. It's not unlike the ones I use from Tescos but these are noticeably more difficult to clip back together again after you have taken out the required amount. No matter how hard I try to twist and turn and makes sure al the cases are inside the tub, one of them always seems to manage to force its way through and prevent me from clipping both halves of the packaging together. Last time I used them I gave up and just left the pack open.

          I have also used these for baking fairy cakes with my daughter and we have also used them for making very small blackberry muffins. They are a standard size though, so the muffins were slightly on the tiny side compared to other regular muffins!

          Finally, the other reason I really like these cake cases is that they peel off the cooked cake or whatever I have been baking very easily and without leaving any small bits of paper behind on the cake itself. On the whole, I have to say I have been very impressed with Dr Oetker and his cake cases and I really would recommend them.

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            27.09.2013 13:01
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            Excellent value for money

            I am always baking cakes whilst at home, especially now my son is at an age where he can sort of help me! He loves stirring the mixture and decorating buns, and we bake every week together! I always pick up a tub of these baking cases in Tescos. They are so cheap, at 55p a tub. You get 100 in a tub, which has a lid on to keep them clean and they are just plain white cases to bake fairy cakes!

            They have no pattern or design, so don't look all that if you are doing cakes for a party, but just for a treat at home you can't go wrong with them. These fit in any normal muffin/cake baking tray. They are very very thin and can be quite difficult to get them to sit upright sometimes as they are so thin they tend to lean to one side, so you have to be careful when pouring your cake mixture in these cases, that you hold the case still so it stays upright.

            These cases do not hold much cake mixture, they are too thin, they have no weight or sturdiness to them at all! You can only put a small amount in, and they are fine, anymore and the weight of the mixture just causes the sides to flatten and you end up with funny shaped cakes! If you use two cases together, they can hold a bit more.

            As long as you know how much mixture they will hold before losing their shape, they are fine, when the cakes are done, these cases never get stuck to the cakes, they peel off really easily without ripping.

            Overall, I have used these baking cases for years, and with only a small amount of mixture in them to make small fairy cakes they are perfect, but if you want slightly bigger cakes, these cases just lose their shape! For 55p, they are great and would definitely recommend them for small fairy cakes!

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              25.09.2013 15:19
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              My son recently had a birthday party and this meant I needed to provide a suitably impressive tea ! I like to bake and so knew that I would be making his cake and also lots of colourful cup cakes. I set off to my local Tesco;list in hand to try to spend as little as possible without the tea looking any the less impressive. I needed to buy cup cake cases and had intended to buy colourful ones. However they were really expensive and I decided that as the cakes would be colourful I could get away with using white paper cases at a fraction of the price. I associate Dr Oetker with quality products and so was pleasantly surprised that a tub containing 100 paper cases was just 55p.

              Dr Oetker ( pronounced *urtker*) is a family business that has been trading for over 100 years . They produce pizzas and home baking products. I have used their ready made icing in the past and had no complaints. The paper cases come packaged in a clear ,resealable tub. The cases are quite difficult to separate and I was surprised to find they are quite thin. However for the price I paid I was not expecting top quality!

              The cases are designed to fit inside a baking tray and they do fit neatly into my standard sized tray,so full makes here. As they are thin they tend to collapse when the cake mixture is spooned into them.This does make filling the cases a bit more fiddly and time consuming than I would like.

              Once baked the cupcakes did stay in their cases . As I had hoped when the cakes were decorated with icing and sweets they looked very attractive and were well received by my son and his young guests.

              Overall I think these cases were ok for the price I paid but I had expected them to be a bit thicker.

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                24.09.2013 12:32
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                These are ok for what they cost.

                I adore baking when my mobility problems allow, and whenever a family get-together or special occasion comes around I'm nearly always guaranteed to be on hand with a tin of freshly made muffins or cupcakes. Whilst I have a reasonable collection of silicone cupcake trays and individual muffin cases, I find that I still prefer to use disposable paper cake cases for smaller treats and for children's cakes. The ones I have been using recently are the "Dr Oetker Baking Cases", with this review outlining my experiences of using the product.

                These particular baking cases are provided in a plastic tub which covers them perfectly. There are 100 cases in the tub, and this cost me in the region of 60 pence from a local branch of Tesco. You can also purchase online at various sites, including www.amazon.co.uk where the 100 cases will cost you around 80 pence plus postage costs.

                The packaging is fairly basic, but I do have to mention here that I find it to be quite fiddly; the tub is in two parts or 'halves' which slot together and cover the paper cases perfectly, providing a sort of airtight seal which allows them to remain dry and clean between uses. Unfortunately, I find the two parts of the tub are a bit of a nuisance to fit back together when I am finished baking and want to store my cases away. Cue some pushing and fiddling with the tub, before my husband is finally called upon to store the cases in their outer housing properly. True, I have some mobility issues which affect the strength in my hands, but I do feel that the packaging is just fiddly and cumbersome to use, rather than the issue being my own. For this annoyance, I am deducting one star from Dooyoo's product rating score.

                Whilst I do generally prefer to use patterned or coloured paper cases for my cakes, particularly if their intended recipients are children, these can be extremely expensive when compared to the plain white alternatives, so it is not always a cost-effective purchase if I am baking in large quantities, or happen to be purchasing rather expensive ingredients and am therefore looking to cut my costs down a little elsewhere. The white cases are much more economical, although it is fair to say that they add very little in the way of charm or appeal to the appearance of my cakes.

                When using the Dr Oetker Baking Cases, I find that they separate quite nicely, allowing for a quick and easy preparation technique. Some cheaply-branded cases that I have bought in the past have clung together annoyingly, meaning that I have to stop and separate them; not the end of the world, but rather time-consuming and slightly irksome when I am keen to get on with my mixing and baking.

                There are no measurements or sizing details given on the packaging, but anyone who uses paper cake cases regularly will know what I mean when I say that the Dr Oetker Baking Cases are a standard size, and are on a par with most of the plain white-coloured paper cases that are widely available in good supply stores and most supermarkets. The cases are very much aimed at being suitable for fairy cakes, buns and small cupcakes, rather than being larger cases for muffins and 'real' cupcakes with stacked icing or frosting.

                The paper cases from the Dr Oetker brand are what I would describe as being of a reasonable thickness; they are not the thickest I have ever come across, but they are thick enough to hold their shape reasonably well. Other cases I have bought in the past have been extremely thin, and I have found these have been rather see-through and flimsy feeling. The Dr Oetker cases certainly couldn't be described as thin and flimsy, but I have had other cases from rival brands that have been noticeably thicker. For what I paid for the tub containing 100 Dr Oetker cases, I feel the quality to be fair.

                The Dr Oetker Baking Cases have always peeled easily from the cakes and buns that have been baked within them, and have never caused damage to any icing or frosting that may have been nestled within their paper nest either. I have never really encountered any problems with cakes and buns being removed from these particular paper cases, and even children have been able to peel these cases from my cakes to enjoy them on numerous occasions.

                I do find that the Dr Oetker Cases are the perfect size for small fairy cakes, buns and cereal-based chocolate crispy cakes. They are therefore the ideal accessory for many of my home-baking pursuits, particularly when I am baking in large quantities and need to factor in the cost of such items among my list of ingredients, supplies and sundries. I have little in the way of complaint when considering the performance of these cases, except for their annoying packaging and the fact they are slightly thinner than other brands. Other than these issues, I find these Cases to be pretty faultless and I would buy them again in the future as they are good 'middle ground' Baking Cases.

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                  12.07.2013 23:49
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                  These are very good plain white cake cases

                  WHAT ARE THEY?

                  White cake cases that are made by Dr Oetker.

                  THE CASES

                  You get 100 cake cases in each pack and they are made of quite thin paper like all cake cases.  They are all stored in a plastic tub that opens up so that you can release out a cake case.  The cases are very standard and are plain white with no patterns or colours on them.  

                  WHAT I THINK

                  I like these cases very much because they are strong and let me make normal size cakes like my mother used to make and not the ones that are very large that a lot of people make now.  

                  They do not burn or turn see through while the cakes are cooking in the oven and I am happy about that because the last cases I bought that were not made by Dr Oetker did burn and then they looked like a mess when I served my cakes.

                  I do not like the tub that they come in because I cannot get the lid to stay on and sometimes when I do baking I pick them up and they go all over the place because of the lid not fitting properly.

                  When your cakes have been eaten you throw the cases away or you can put them into your recycling if they have not got drips of cake on them.  They do not stick to the cakes and I am happy about that because it makes them very easy to take off when I want to eat a cake.

                  ANYTHING ELSE

                  I bought these cake cases for £1 for 100 and I think that is very good value.

                  4 Dooyoo Stars.

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                  11.07.2013 09:31
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                  pretty good

                  We bought these a few weeks ago to do some baking with with our children. We bought them from Tesco and they were not the most appealing, Little B wanted to buy some which were flowery and more exciting looking but these worked out cheaper so we went for these in the end.

                  They come in a plastic pot and the lid kind of sits on top, to get them out you take the lid off and help yourself to as many baking cases as you need. They are slotted inside each other so we find we end up with more than we want, sometimes it is hard to just get one off you end up with two sometimes without realising. The problem comes when putting the lid back on, it just doesn't seem to go back on properly, it is always popping off and the cases fall out all over the cupboard, I'm not sure what we're doing wrong but it's really frustrating!

                  The cases are good quality, they are not too thin so this means that they support the mixture as it rises. We had some really cheap ones previously which seemed to fall backwards and bow against the pressure but these are decent quality wise so that doesn't happen. They are a standard size, they fit in our bun tray perfectly.

                  These cases work fine, they may not be the most appealing as they are just plain white but sometimes simple is fine. We have made some buns in them and also some rice crispie cakes and they have all turned out fine in these. They are not reusable but that suits me fine as cleaning the ones that are is a fiddly job!

                  I'm giving them 4 stars because the packaging is annoying, the lid just won't stay on!

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                  09.07.2013 21:41
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                  Easy to store, simple to use and do the job

                  =Dr. Oetker White Baking Cases=

                  My daughter had a friend up for a sleepover, and we always try to do something different, so this time they both asked if they could make some butterfly cakes and flavoured buns.

                  When I checked my supply area, the case for baking cases was empty, so I sent Mr Thrifty to the supermarket, and he came back with the Dr Oetker cases.

                  =Dr. Oetker=
                  Dr Oetker, is a well known brand for many items related to cookery from cake mixes, frosting, through to baking cases, and the company is over 100 years old, they were founded in 1893.

                  =Price=
                  We paid 83p for 100 cases - these are enclosed in a plastic outer case.

                  =The Cases=
                  The baking cases are white and pleated and they fit easily into any bun tray, if you put them in a muffin tray they get a bit lost, but that is because muffins are bigger than fairy cakes.

                  The paper used is not thick paper but it holds its shape well during the cooking and when they are cooked, I find that the food does not stick to the case.

                  =Storage=
                  The cases come in a plastic pot, where all the cases are stacked tightly, and they do come apart easily, I think out of the 100 there was only one of two that we had to pull apart.

                  =Good Value=
                  They are good value cases, they do what they say, they hold the cake mixture in and don't go out of shape.

                  =Would I recommend=
                  I would highly recommend these, there a bit more expensive than the supermarket own brands, but they were good quality.

                  =Star Rating=
                  I give these a 5/5

                  =What did we cook!=
                  A lot of buns!! We used the 100 cases in 1 go...

                  =Basic Mixture=
                  We used the basic mixture for a Victoria Sponge - 2 eggs, 4 oz flour, 4 oz sugar, 4 oz butter. From one batch of mixture we got between 18 and 20 buns.

                  -Butterfly cakes- Slice off the top to look like wings and pup some butter cream into the gaps and pop the wings back on

                  -Strawberry Swirls- Add 2 tablespoons of strawberry jam to the mixture stir in so it looks like ripple effect, and then when cooked you get the mixed look.

                  -Choc Chip - added a 4oz / 100g packet choc chips

                  -coconut and Orange - Added 2 oz of desiccated coconut and 3 tablespoons of orange juice

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                  05.07.2013 14:08
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                  A great case for cupcakes.

                  A lot of women and men bake at home and I bake a fair amount at home. At least several times a week and most common on the bakery list is cupcakes. I did a bakery course a couple of years ago and I hated the paper cases they used. They were like tracing paper. At home since I was a child I always used Dr. Oetker baking cases. These cupcake cases are very strong and stable. When I bake using these cases I never find that my tin is greasy or the case. They are very strong and durable.They also hold the shape of the cupcake firm. To save money in the past I have brought cheap cases and I have found that the cupcakes expanded to the size of balloons and then sank afterwards. Then when opening the case I find that the cake is like mush. This is not the case with this cupcake cases.

                  You can always buy these cases in lots of different designs. However, I like to buy them plain because the cases with designs on tend to smell worse. However, I find that the cupcake cases with a design are really nice for cupcakes that you plan to display or take over to someone else house. It makes them look more attractive. The cases inside the packaging comes in different units. Each one holds 25 cases. They are also well known for using high quality baking paper for their cupcake cases. The cases come in a hard plastic case that protect them well and the lid can easily be popped off.

                  I buy these from Sainsbury's for £1.00.This is highly affordable considering you get 100 cases and on average you use 25 cases per cupcake batch. I would highly recommend these cupcake cases to families with children or to people who just like to bake. They are great for a bit of cupcake fun.

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                  02.07.2013 22:45
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                  Not as good as the silicone cases

                  I have been using silicone cases for quite a while now, having bought paper baking cases for years. However, I try to bake at least once a week with my daughter, sticking to very basic buns and so I thought the silicone cases were a bit sturdier and would stop me having to continually buy paper cases. THere are some beautiful paper cases on the market now, for the growing cupcake craze, however, these particular baking cases by Dr Oetker, are plain white, but then again, they only cost me around 55p in Tesco for a pack of 100 cases. THe coloured cases are more expensive.

                  These baking cases are really for little fairy cakes or rice krispie buns rather than muffins or cupcakes. They come in a plastic case which I find a bit of a nuisance to be honest, as if you take too many out, it can hard to get them all in with the case on properly again. The only reason I purchased these cases again, as I have been using the silicone ones, is that I was bringing some little fairy cakes to a friend's toddler party a month or so ago and I didn't want to use my silicone ones, but I knew these cases were disposable and were ideal for young child at a party.

                  These paper cases are flimsy, but then again, given the price you would probably expect that, however, I find that with these cases, if you are putting a substantial amount in a case or if you are putting chocolate rice krispie mix into a case, when you are doing so, they can sometimes fold in at the edge due to the weight of what is being put in, which means that some of the mixture can spill or the bun/cake doesn't always form in a perfect shape.

                  For what you pay for these cases they are ideal for situation when you want to dispose of the case, but I still prefer my silicone cases and to be honest, I find it difficult to go back to these flimsy baking cases that don't always hold their shape and can be a little awkward to pour a mixture into. All in all, for 55p they are fine, but definitely not as good as the silicone cases when there is a choice of which to use.

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                    ~*~ Dr. Oetker Baking Cases ~*~

                    I love spending time in the kitchen , especially baking and bake cakes every week . These are the cases I use for baking buns, what I mean by buns is basic small fairycakes , the kind I make for eating at home or the childrens packed lunches. For a cupcake , a posher , highly decorated cake I would use something slightly bigger and more decorative, and for a muffin a larger case again.
                    These are available from tesco for 55p .

                    ~*~ The Cases ~*~

                    The case come in the typical plastic pot , and contain 100 plain white cases . The cases are pleated and come apart and fit into a cupcake tray easily .
                    They are made of a basic white baking paper .

                    ~*~ In Use ~*~

                    I have 2 styles of baking trays I use for making cakes. 1 has large deep holes more of a muffin size, and these cases don't quite come to the top , but as long as you don't overfill the case , they cook absolutely fine . The other style I have is more like a tart tray where the holes are shallow and wider , again the cakes fit fine and produce a wider shorter cake.
                    When used in either tray the edges of the cases don't burn or discolour when baked.
                    The cases can feel a little greasy when taking out of the cooking trays but once cooled they are fine.
                    They work well for light and dark coloured cakes and can hold a heavier more stodgy mixture than the typical sponge cake recipe.
                    Yesterday I wanted to use up some mars bars and galaxy caramel bars, so chopped them up into chunks and put a small amount of a basic sponge recipe in the bottom of the case , a chunk of mars/galaxy in the middle and a spoonful of sponge mixture on the top . The cases held and cooked fine as always and they must of tasted ok as there is none left !

                    ~*~ Thoughts ~*~

                    Cheap and cheerful baking cases, especially as the pot contains 100 , and lots of the fancier case contain as little as 50 .
                    I wouldn't use them for a party or a special occasion , but for cakes for the family to scoff they are very cost effective . I usually buy these from Tesco as they are cheapest , but buy the supermarkets own make in other stores depending on where I am shopping at the time .
                    I find these as good as the supermarket makes but no better so whilst I wouldn't go out of my way to buy them I will happily add them to my tesco shop .
                    For practically 1/2 p each it doesn't matter that then end up in the bin .

                    4 out of 5

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                      30.06.2013 18:24
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                      Paper cases

                      I like to bake quite a bit in my house, nothing too major but I'm actually quite well know for my butterfly fairy cakes which have been described as light, airy and extremely tasty with beautifully symmetric butterfly wings (and that's not just my opinion of them!)

                      In order to make my fairy cakes I use these handy white baking cases from Dr Oetker. According to their website, "Dr. Oetker is a family owned business that has been creating high quality foods for over 100 years. We truly believe that "Quality is the Best Recipe" and this ethos has been running through our business since we were founded in 1893 and is a testament to our longevity and success."

                      These cases are a baking cupboard staple and I believe every household should have a case. I often bakes cakes on a whim, if it's rainy outside its always fun to bake cakes with my little girl so to know I already have the ingredients and tools to do it is a lot better than having to go to the store to get everything I need.

                      The cases are white and pleated and fit well into a cupcake tray. I find they are not as big as muffin cases but that's good as the fairy cakes I like to bake are the smaller sized ones anyway. I find the cases to be made of a good quality paper which does not burn or curl up in the oven. The paper is not too thick, not too thin, just right in my opinion. The cakes don't tend to stick and you can pull off the paper case quite well and then simply throw it away, obviously you can't use it again but then at the low price there is really no reason to use them again.

                      The cases come in a handy plastic packaging pot with all the cases stacked on top of each other so they practically take up no space in the cupboard. There is a lid that goes on the top to keep the cases in. Sometimes when you are separating the cases you will often find that after you have used them and bakes them you will find there are two together but that doesn't happen that often.

                      A pack of 100 cases costs just £0.83 so at that price you can afford to make lots and lots of yummy cakes.

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                      28.06.2013 10:25
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                      Dr. Oetker doesn't always get it right!

                      I'm always baking cupcakes, cakes and cookies. Five days out of seven I would say that there's always a delicious smell of baking wafting from my kitchen. As I bake so much I do get through a vast quantity of cupcake cases. I do normally like to buy the patterned and coloured cupcake cases. I always like to use a specific colour of cupcake case to match the occasion, and I'm always buying and using the patterned and themed cupcake cases designed specifically for Christmas, Valentine's, Easter etc.

                      However the patterned and coloured cupcake cases are not particularly cheap - the decent quality ones are not anyway, and especially not when you get through as many cupcake cases as I do! I was picking up a few bottles of the Dr. Oetker food colourings in Tesco recently, and I spotted these Dr. Oetker white cupcake cases on the shelf priced at just 55 pence, I decided that at that price they were worth trying.

                      The cupcake cases, or baking cases as Dr. Oetker call them, come in a little plastic resealable packet which I like as it keeps the remaining cases clean and dust free between uses. The packet contains 100 baking cases, and they're all white in colour. They are the standard cupcake size, they're not the larger muffin size, and they should probably fit all standard cupcake trays. They are the shallower cupcake cases and they do only come to the lip of the 'cup' in my cupcake trays. I have been buying cupcake cases which are a little deeper and rise above the lip on my cupcake trays, I like this size as it seems to support the frosting a little bit more, but for 55 pence for 100 baking cases I probably shouldn't really complain!

                      The Dr. Oetker baking cases themselves are actually very very thin, I was really surprised at how thin they are. I do normally buy more expensive cupcake cases which are much thicker, and so I was a little shocked at these, again though they were cheap I guess!

                      So how do they perform in baking? Not very well!
                      The main problem is that they're not actually 'greaseproof paper' baking cases, they're obviously just 'baking paper' baking cases. Buying greaseproof baking cases makes a bit difference, had I realised that these weren't I wouldn't have bothered with them. I probably should have known that they weren't though as they were so cheap. What happens with the Dr. Oetker 'baking paper' baking cases is that you get that 'greasy bottom' to your baked cupcakes. It is possible to solve this slightly by using two baking cases instead of one, but even then you still get slightly greasy bottomed cupcakes.
                      Another problem with the Dr. Oetker baking cases is that they stick fast to the cupcakes and so when you're peeling the liner away from the cupcake a lot of the cake is actually stuck to the liner.

                      I wouldn't buy these again and to be honest I'm probably not even going to use the 100 I've got. I've probably used about 3/4 of the packet - I've baked 2 dozen cupcakes with single liners, and 2 dozen cupcakes with double liners. I know that they're cheap, and if you're on a budget maybe you can overlook their drawbacks, but I'd rather pay more for better quality cupcakes cases.

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