“ Brand: Kitchen Corner / Product Type: Cases „
These cake cases cost me £1 for a pack of six in my local pound shop. Figuring that atthat price they were no great loss if they didn't perform, I grabbed a packet - I already use silicone ware for a lot of my baking, and could always do with more cases so I can make bigger batches.
The reusable cupcake cases are made from non-stick silicone, which is freezer, dishwasher, oven and microwave safe, and able to withstand temperatures of up to 230 degrees. They are blue in colour, and the silicone rubber is very flexible, allowing you to turn the cases inside out and bend them about.
One of the great things about these cases is that despite being very flexible and bendy, they actually hold their own shape, so there is no need to use these alongside metal cupcake/muffin pans, and they can instead just be perched on a flat baking sheet. Not only does the reduce the amount of cleaning and washing up I need to do (those metal trays are a devil to scrub) but also means I don't have any instances of cake batter overflowing and sticking the cake to the pan.
I find that my cakes cook very evenly when I use these cases, and that I do find the cakes easy to turn out, as the silicone just peels back. Although the cases are dishwasher proof, I don't have a dishwasher myself, but I do find a couple of minutes of soaking in hot soapy water and any lingering cake crumbs wipe right off. Because of all the little grooves they do take a little while to dry, I tend to just let them air dry naturally.
I can't say that I've ever used the cake cases in the microwave, though they might be a good size for microwaving a small portion of baked beans or something. I have frozen them on occasion though when filled with yoghurt and berries, and they seemed to cope well with it.
The main downside with this is really purely cosmetic, they're simply not as pretty as some other silicone cup cake cases. But, when you're paying a pound for six, you really can't have everything, and unless I'm planning on making an attractive display of still cased cupcakes, looks are unimportant.
Excellent value for money and great performance, easily on a par with more expensive brands, recommended!
Very often I browse in my local Poundland store and on one occasion I came across these silicone cup cake/muffin style things! They came in a pack of 6 and in pink and blue when I spotted them so I bought them in the shocking pink colour.
Basically they come on a card that tells us what they are and that they are made by Kitchen corner and then on the back of that card we are told that they are suitable for the fridge, freezer and ovens.
No size is stated on these so lets just say they arnt that big but not tiny either. They are flexible as they are made from silicone and feel plasticy and malible, the inside has little intigrated raised lines to it and the outer of each case is smooth. They are easy enough to put mixture of any kind into and don't burn and I have cooked a fair few cakes and the likes within mine and nothing adverse has happened to them at all and whats more baked things easily slide out of them.
They are easy to wash up of course as they are reusable and dishwasher safe as well and for a quid with these cake/muffin cases you simply can't go wrong....add to that ladies the pink ones are lovely to look at and all!
I like wandering around poundland and picking up the odd bargain item. You can occasionally get real bargains. Take these silicone cupcake cases - a pack of 6 for only £1.00, bargain!! I bought two packs as you would generally make a dozen cupcakes, even so that was only £2.00. If you were to go to Lakeland or somewhere you would be looking at around £7.00 for a dozen silicone cupcake cases.
When I bought mine they had them in 3 different colours, blue, pink or orange. Each pack of 6 was all one colour. I bought two packs in pink.
They are made of flexible silicone and my only slight gripe with these is that they are a thinner silicone than other silicone cupcake cases that I have. Therefore you always have to use them inside a muffin tin for the support during baking. I do have other thicker silicone cupcake cases that I can just stand on a baking tray and fill with cake batter and bake. Not so with these. I don't suppose that it's a huge problem though as you would normally use a muffin tin anyway, and what do you expect for £1.00!
As with other silicone bakeware you can use these in the oven, the fridge and the freezer, and they are dishwasher safe. It is very easy to unmould your finished cupcakes from these. I've had loads of use out of these, and they've been really good quality for the price paid. An absolute bargain at just £1.00 a pack, I don't think that you can wrong with these at all. They certainly work out much cheaper than buying the regular paper cupcake cases as they are reuseable many many times over.