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Making great cakes
Premier Jumbo Cupcake Mould
Member Name: emmad5689
Premier Jumbo Cupcake Mould
Advantages: Easy to use, easy to wash, make great shaped cupcakes
Disadvantages: Instructions aren't very good
A girl at work had her birthday a few weeks ago and she was bought a handmade giant cupcake which was really beautiful, I like decorating cakes and felt that I would be able to make a good go at one of these cakes and liked the novelty factor of it so I went in search of a mould. Following the advice of a colleague I went to the discount store B&M and sure enough I found they sold the moulds and even better they had reduced it from £4.99 to £2.99 which I think is brilliant value as the mould is made of silicone and will last for years. The mould comes packaged in a cardboard box which is decorated with all different giant cupcakes which gives you ideas of what you can create, the box isn't sealed in any way and so is very easy to open and inside you find 3 parts aswell as a set of instructions.
The moulds are all made of silicone and are red in colour, the bottom of the cupcake is about 4 inches in diameter at the bottom and then tapers outover just like the bottom of a normal sized cupcake, the base is fluted so that it gives the same effect as a paper case would on a normal cupcake. The top piece is ridged in steps up to a final curved point at the top of the cake and then finally there is a third piece which you can fit to the base when you are cooking the cake and it will give you a little pocket inside the cake where you could put a filling if you choose to such as jam.
Using the mould is very easy and the instructions are easy to follow however they don't give any idea what quantities you need of your cake mix all it states is 2 cups but I can't say I mix my cakes mixes in cups to know the measurements from that. I firstly mixed 10 flour, 10 sugar, 10 margarine and 5 eggs in the usual way and following the instructions I filled the base to the second line inside it. I found that I didn't have anywhere near enough cake mix and so had to mix another 4 flour, 4 sugar, 4 margarine and 2 eggs and placed the rest of the cake mix in the moulds which I had already rubbed around with some margarine to make it easier to get the cake out of the moulds when cooked.
I always bake my cakes on gas mark 4 and the instructions say to bake your cake at your usual heat but states that the moulds will withstand up to 275 degrees although my oven is gas marks so this doesn't mean much I know that 200 degrees is gas mark 6 so was confident my cake making wouldn't break the moulds. It states that the top should take 35-40 minutes and the base will take an extra 10 minutes although how they can state this in the instructions when they don't know what you are going to have your oven set at is beyond me.
I left my cakes for 35 minutes and then checked on them, they were still no where near cooked in the middle but I could see they were going to cook around the edges much quicker and end up burning so I turned the oven down to gas mark 3. In total the top took about 55 minutes to cook and the base took about 1 hour so nowhere near what was stated in the instructions. I was dissapointed to find that the cake hadn't risen to the top of the mould and in future I will be ignoring the marks inside the mould and putting more cake mix in. The base of the cake once cooled came out of it's mould very easily however I found I had to roll the mould backwards off the top of the cake to get it loose but once out both base and top looked how they were meant to although the top of the cake was wider in circumference than the base it was to sit on but that just shows the base needed more cake mix.
Once the cakes are totally cooled you need to use a sharp knife to cut away the excess at the top of the base and the bottom of the top to make sure they are straight and will sit upon one another. I placed buttercream on the base and then placed the top on it and the cake looked great and I was well impressed at my first attempt, my daughterb helped me to decorate the top of the cake with buttercream and then we placed chocolate buttons all over it too. I think our cake looked really good when we had finished and it gave myself and my daughter some quality time together without my younger daughter which we don't get very often. The moulds were very easy to wash and I put them in a bowl of hot water to lift the cake remnants whilst we decorated the cake and when I washed them the cake bits came away easily and there was no marks to show the moulds had even been used.
I really enjoyed making this cake although I will learn from my mistakes when i get the chance to make another one, the cake is quite hard to cut slices off as it is so high, it is about as high as it is wide when completed. The cake will probably give about 10 servings this depends on how big a slice you cut although it is hard to cut small slices off it. I gave my parents half of the cake as I knew it would never get eaten in our house before it went stale and they were really impressed with it. The one the girl had been given at work had Cadbury fingers all around the base which looked really great and I did buy some in preparation but because the base didn't come out as high as I expected the fingers were too long.
I think this mould is brilliant, the instructions aren't really very helpful but it is pretty self explannatory to put the cake mix in the mould and to test if it is cooked I just used a clean knife and when it comes out clean it is ready. The cake was a little sickly as there was too much buttercream so we are going to try a different topping next time we make one probably chocolate as you can't go wrong with a chocolate cake. This mould is great it gives great results and you can amaze people with how good your cake is and the price was pretty great too.
Summary: I love my mould
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