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Pampered Chef Silicone Floral Cupcake Pan
Member Name: kavics17
Pampered Chef Silicone Floral Cupcake Pan
Advantages: easy to clean and use, beautiful
Disadvantages: it might be a bit big for your fridge/freezer
I am seriously addicted to muffins so my boss last year presented me with this muffin tray, it doesn't just look fantastic, it really is the new way of making muffins!
About Pampered Chef
The tray is from Pampered Chef, the american company was set up in 1980 by Doris Christopher, a teacher and stay-at-home mother who recognized the need for time-saving kitchen tools. Nowadays the company is worth appr. 700million dollars, and it has 60.000 consultants selling the products through food shows set up in your own home. They demonstrate the products and at the end you can taste what you cooked-simply as that. The easiest way to learn more about the company and earn some extra money is to attend one their cooking shows, than offer to host one. If you host one than you can choose an item for free to keep (but you need to make sure that your guests have purchased at least £200 worth of products before), and also get 30% discount from the products demonstrated on your show and a further 10% discount for a year to purchase any products. You can also become a Pampered Chef Consultant, the more products you sell the more gifts you are elligible for. If you are interested in attending a show, you can find the nearest consultant close to you through their website.
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You can buy any of the Pampered Chef product online on www.thepamperedchef.co.uk or find a consultant and order it from her/him.
The silicon floral cupcake pan is quite big (34.3 cm) when you look at it and not very useful when putting it in the fridge/freezer/dishwasher. There are 12 rose, daisy and sunflowers designs to make your muffins-I really really love them when they are ready, they look beautiful, stylish and everyone is happy to take one more, you don't come across with something like this every day.
It has a round shape and a steel rim adds stability to it around the edge although it can get really warm when taking out from the oven, so please be careful and use a cloth to touch it. One of the advantages is that you can put it straight on an oven rack, no need to have an extra tray. You don't need to use any muffin paper in it, the muffins come out very nicely once they cooled down. I found it previously when I used normal muffin trays and papers that the bottom and the side of the muffins don't turn brown-they remain cooked but white, when using the silicon tray you will see that it browns and cooks evenly giving you pretty and very delicious muffins. The tray itself can be stored easily as it is silicone,the muffin holes can fold up. I still have the original paper box it came in, and always put the tray in there when not in use-avoiding dusting! They are not cheap, the cost of the tray is £23.25 and although you can come across cheaper silicone muffin trays I would still recommend these ones,for me quality worths every penny. I tried Asda and Woolworths silicon muffin trays previously (cost about £3 each), but they lost their shape after a while due to high temperature. The tray is temperature safe between -20 and 230 degrees. I did make jellies and icecreams in it when I had a bigger fridge, they looked lovely after taking them out from the tray-the perfect desert when you entertain your friends and family.
Overall I would really recommend them, a great christmas present for every woman/man who loves baking. Here is my favourite recipe for really delicious muffins:
Oatmeal and Raspberry Muffins (makes 12 flower shape muffins)
375 ml milk
250g plain flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
115g soft brown sugar
150 g raspberries
Turn on the oven on 190 degrees.
Pour the milk over the oatmeal and leave it for 5 min, meanwhile mix together all the other ingredients except the raspberries. Add the oat and milk to the mixture than carefully turn the raspberries in it. Scoop it in the muffin holes and leave it in the oven for 25 min. Serve and enjoy. It's yummy.
Off to make some and enjoy my muffin tray...
Summary: A good product from Pampered Chef!
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