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Premier Jumbo Cupcake Mould
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Premier Jumbo Cupcake Mould
Advantages: fun to use, easy to clean, easy to use, stores away, no smell
For Christmas last year, a friend of mine bought me a Premier Jumbo Cupcake Mould. I occasionally attempt to bake nice things like cakes, biscuits etc and I love random, novelty items, so this was perfect for me as a present.
The cupcake mould itself is red, and made from a rubbery material, like silicone. I was actually expecting it to be made from metal like usual cake tins, so this did surprise me a little bit when I opened the box and took the mould out.
The main part of the mould is a large base, which is the bottom of the cupcake, and then there is a choice of two top parts, one being a domed style, which gives a more classic cupcake shape, and the other one is coned with a swirl on top, which I think make it look more like a muffin than a cupcake.
It is possible to just use the main base of the mould to make a giant cupcake, which is something I have actually done more often than using the top parts too. As you can see from the picture, the mould has lines and ridges on it, and this is to add patterns and shapes to the giant cupcakes that you make, and I feel that this makes the cupcakes look a lot more authentic.
Now for some silly reason, when I first saw this, I thought that the mould was all one piece and you poured the cake mix through a whole in the top!! I didn't even think as to how I would get the cake out afterwards!! Luckily I soon realised that you make each cake piece in seperate moulds, and this became a lot of an easier process.
To use this mould, just mix up a cake batter of your choice, but obviously making much more. I actually used a muffin mix the first time I used this, and I used 4 boxes just to make enough to fill the mould. Once you have made the mixture up, and preheated the oven, you just pour the mixture into the mould, and fill it up just over half way.
You can grease these up should you wish to, but I have personally not found a need to, as the silicone material is a lot easier to use than the metal cake tins. When it comes to cooking times, this is a bit of trial and error, but I have luckily not burned or ruined a cupcake yet *touch wod*
When your cake is cooked, leave the mould to cool around the cake before you attempt to get the cake out. I usually leave mine for around half an hour or so. It is then really easy to remove the cake, you can just pretty much peel back the case and pop the cake out. Then leave the cake or cakes to cool completley, and then the rest is up to you and your creative side.
I find that this cupcake mould is really fun to use, and I have made many a giant cupcake for me and my friends and family to enjoy. It is a bit more work than normal sized cupcakes, but awesome fun too. It is always great to see the look on a persons face when they first set eyes on a super sized cupcake!
The cupcake mould is also easy to clean. You can easily wash it by hand with the normal dishes, or you can pop it in the dishwasher. It cleans up really quickly, as nothing really sticks to it, and it dries quickly too. It is easy to store away when it is not in use, and no matter how many times I have used mine, it never seems to smell of anything.
Now, I am not too sure where my friend bought the mould that she bought me, but I have seen them for sale in Robert Dyas stores, but you can get them much cheaper in places like the Works, where I have seen them for the small price of £5.
I think £5 is a brilliant price and it makes this cupcake mould amazing value. If you like to bake, or just want to have fun in the kitchen with the kids, this is a great item to have. It provides easy, good fun and can easily be stored away when not in use. All this for the awesome price of £5 - what more could you ask for?
I give this item a 5 out of 5 stars, and I hope you have as much fun with it as I do. Recommended.
Summary: A great fun item for your kitchen
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