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A giant mould at a not so giant price
Premier Jumbo Cupcake Mould
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Premier Jumbo Cupcake Mould
Advantages: Easy to clean, stores easily, makes fantastic cakes
Disadvantages: Cake requires trimming after baking, time to allow cake to cool before removing mould
***Premier Giant Cupcake Mould***
The Giant Cupcake Mould by Premier is does basically what it say on the tin (or box in this case), it is a silicone mould to bake a giant cupcake in.
The mould comes in three pieces and makes a cupcake with a 19cm diameter and 18cm in height. The mould has three pieces; the base, the top of the cake and a hollow out section which your place inside of the mould as you are cooking so you can fill your cake with jam or buttercream when sticking together.
The Premier Giant Cupcake Mould is available from a variety of different stores. I have found the cheapest place to be B&M's which sell these moulds for £4.99. Wilkinsons also sell this brand of Giant Cupcake mould for £7.99. You can also purchase from Amazon for
When it comes to baking cakes in my experience I have learnt that often when trying out new techniques or different style cakes it is often better to read the instructions that come with cake moulds or look online for tips and advice before jumping straight in like I used to do.
The mould comes with instructions in the box. These instructions explain how to use the mould and fill the different parts of the mould, a suggested basic cake mix and how to clean and store the mould.
The mould comes in three parts although two parts of the mould are essential to make a giant cupcake the other is optional. The essential sections are the base of the cake which is the shape of a standard cupcake case only considerably larger and the top section of the cake which is a swirled dome. You then have a flat section with a hollow around 10cm in diameter in the centre. The flat section sits on top of the cupcake base. This creates a hollow in the top of the bottom section of the case which means when you come to put the cake together you have a place for "filling" whether this is jam or buttercream. You do not have to use this section to bake a giant cupcake and if you decide not to create a cupcake with the hollow you just have to trim the cake.
The instructions with the cake give a basic cupcake mixture which is just a traditional Victoria sponge type mix. For complete novices this is a very basic mixture but gives a very effective mixture. Personally I found that this mix was a little too fluffy runny and although very light made the cake a little floppy and soggy to work with (and trim) so I tend to adapt the recipe to make different flavours but also add more ingredients (like more flour) to make the finished cake more solid. The amount of cake mixture for the needed is about 3 times the amount you would use for a standard 9 inch round Victoria sponge cake to fill the Premier Giant Cupcake Mould so if you are creating your own recipe it is worth bearing this in mind.
To fill the mould you place your mixture into the two sections of the mould so that both of these sections are around three quarters full so you allow space for the cake to rise. What the instructions do not tell you is that it is worth placing the two sections of the mould onto flat baking trays for taking in and out of the oven. The mould is made from very flexible silicone which wobbles around when uncooked runny cake mixture is inside so makes this transfer a lot easier. The domed top of the cake has a circular flat base on the outside at the top of the mould so that the top of the mould can be placed level when cooking. If you are using the hollow out section this sits flat on top of the bottom part of the mould.
Personally I feel it is advisable to use the hollow out section as it makes sticking the two sections of the cupcake together a lot easier and the cake sits together a lot more securely. For less experienced bakers it also means you are less likely to need to trim the cake when it comes out of the mould which can be tricky if you are not confident about hacking the giant cupcake creation to size.
The cupcake mould is very easy to use even if you do not bake regularly. The instructions state that you should leave to cool for around 30-45 minutes before you remove your baked cake pieces from the mould. However again I think that this is something that with experience you learn and personally I leave the cake longer to ensure that the cake is firm and does not get damaged when you remove the mould. I found that when I followed the recipe in the instructions and removed the cake from the moulds after 30 minutes the cake almost fell apart and pieces fell off the cake. Therefore the longer you leave the mould on the cake the easier it becomes to remove.
You do not have to grease the mould especially if you follow the recipe that comes with the cupcake mould. However this is a personal preference and I do especially if I use a firmer and thicker cake mix to ensure no pieces are left on the sides.
Once the giant cupcake is removed from the mould it is a simple case of putting together and decorating. This is entirely a personal choice of how you do this but I feel the decorating side is the most fun aspect for experienced bakers, novices and children. As mentioned earlier it is easier to put the domed top piece of the cake onto the base section if you use the hollow and put buttercream or jam into this as it sticks the cake together more securely. If you decide against using the hollow at the decorating stage you do need to ensure you trim the top of the cake and the base of the cake level and use a filling to fix together so these sit level.
Cleaning the silicone mould is very easy and even after around 10 uses the Premier Giant Cupcake Mould looks as new and no difficult to when it was taken out of the box for the first time. The mould has retained its shape and even though around the edges of some of the giant cupcakes have burnt slightly on a few occasions the mould has not suffered any damage. The cupcake mould is dishwasher safe and has been through my dishwasher after at least half of the times that I have baked with it. I have also hand washed it in the sink using washing up liquid and water. I have found that unlike traditional tin baking trays which slightly burnt bits of cakes stick to (usually around the edges) with a silicone mould like this these slightly burnt sections just flake off so there is less need for scrubbing. After washing I always ensure the mould is fully dried and get between all of the nooks and crannies as I do find that if silicone bake ware has not been dried properly the next time you come to use it then it feels slightly sticky.
Storage wise I think the Premier Giant Cupcake Mould is very easy to store and a great idea for those that have limited storage space. You can purchase tins to make giant cupcakes in however these are more awkward, bulky and difficult to store as they retain the shape of the giant cupcake which is quite a size. Once dry, the silicone Premier Giant Cupcake Mould is stored in my baking box and because it is silicone other items can be placed on top of it which squashes it down. So although it is 19cm in diameter it does not retain its almost 20cm height when stored and squashes down to about 5cm. Initially I was a little apprehensive that this would ruin the shape however even with cookbooks and other pieces of baking equipment placed on top of it for long periods of time the Premier Giant Cupcake Mould immediately snaps back into shape when needed.
I would definitely recommend the Premier Giant Cupcake Mould as it is a great piece of bakeware that allows you to make fun cakes. The cupcake mould is very easy to use, very easy to clean and very easy to store.
I think the main benefit to this product is that it is excellent value costing only £5 (although some retailers do sell it in excess of £17). Many other brands of giant cupcake moulds sell these products for in excess of £15 so this is a real bargain.
The product is suitable for all levels of baking and cooking skills although those less experienced bakers may need some guidance and practice with trimming the cake so it fits together, which unfortunately may mean baking lots of cakes (and testing them). The other main issue with the cupcake mould is more a practical one due to the size of the cake that this mould makes and you do have to leave the cake to cool in the mould for 45 minutes after baking to ensure it does not fall apart which can happen if you take out of the mould too enthusiastically before it has fully cooled.
I would also recommend the silicone giant cupcake moulds over the traditional tin giant cupcake moulds as they are much easier to store and take up less storage space. As someone who bakes cakes on a regular basis and has a number of different cake trays and moulds this is definitely an advantage as the size of the mould needed for giant cupcakes is on the larger side.
A great product that helps to make great cakes (although that does depend on your baking skills).
Summary: A silicone mould for those that like their cupcakes large
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