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Premier Jumbo Cupcake Mould
Member Name: hopey123
Premier Jumbo Cupcake Mould
Date: 26/10/11, updated on 26/10/11 (96 review reads)
Advantages: Great for many different designs.
Disadvantages: I need to bake more cakes
Thanks Dooyoo for adding this for me, I'm surprised it wasn't already on here.
Well I was very excited when I purchased myself one of these recently with the plan to make my baby's 1st birthday cake with it.
These can be found for sale in various shops and on line shopping places at varying prices too, I was tempted to pay £10.99 for one recently but decided to look on line and I found it new for under £5 with postage on ebay.
When it arrived it was actually smaller then I had expected and slightly confusing with the fact that it came in three pieces, I will explain that shortly. It is made from the growing popular non stick silicone material and I gave it a wash in warm soapy water before using the first time. Mine is red just as the picture shows and I've not seen any different colours before.
Now the three parts are a base and top as you can see in the above picture and then a third piece which confused me at first until I read the instructions is a piece that fits on top of the base like a lid, it has air holes around the edge so that steam can escape when cooking and the whole reason for this lid part is that the middle of it is a scoped out part like a dome but the dome bit underneath it. The reason for this is if you wish to put a filling into the cake then when cooked after you remove the lid it will have a crater in the cake, well that is how it's meant to work anyway.
I was like a big kid getting excited to use this and got on with making up the chocolate cake mix. No need to grease the moulds so when ready I poured the mixture between the base and top moulds which I'd placed onto a baking tray for ease of getting in and out of oven as they'd be wobbly with the mix in to hold onto. I The lid fits onto the base mould quite easily and firmly. The base mould has a flat base and the top mould has a re-enforced rim bit on the part that will be the base while cooking.
Now the saying is a watching kettle doesn't boil but in my case a watched cake doesn't bake. I couldn't keep away from the oven with the excitement lol. after pacing about for 30mins the top part was nearly ready after testing with a skewer but oh my word what had happened to the base? well the lid had started to raise from the mould,
opps Lesson learnt there is that the two lines inside the mould must be the level the mixture should go to.
Well after they were finally cooked and slightly cooled I was able to remove the moulds, the base one came away from the cake perfectly if however a bit bigger then should have been but that isn't a problem as you need to level it out ready for the top to go onto. Even though the lid had come away during cooking there was still a small hold for any filling to go into. The top part of cake didn't come away quite so easily from mould but that could have been my fault for rushing to do it, it wasn't a problem as the icing would cover the damage caused.
When totally cooled I preceded to put the two parts together with a bit of butter icing in the middle to hold it together then decorate the cake with lilac icing, pink rice paper butterflys and pink buttons and a sprinkling of pink glitter sugar...You didn't need to know that bit but thought I'd tell you how it looked in the end. I was very proud of it and even though I had thought the mould was small the cake was high so a thin slice was still plenty.
The moulds were put straight into the washing up after use and all came clean fine with no scrubbing involved. Once dried they are put away for the next use.
I'm so pleased with this mould and my son wants his birthday cake made from it too so I'll definitely be getting my moneys worth from it. It seems to be an American product as the instructions that come with it have American terms in it. My cake was traditional cupcake but you can also make houses, animals, faces etc from using it.
If anyone doesn't have a good cake recipe I follow the following recipe which a lovely lady that makes fantastic sponges gave to me...
Basically weigh the eggs you are going to use, in my case it was 5 and then weigh all others ingredients to the same amount. so for example the eggs weigh 200grams, then add 200grams of sugar, marg, flour etc.
Having baking and I hope if you were considering buying one of these your mind is now made up.
Summary: Easy to use, end result is good. Worth paying what I did for it.
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