The Giant Cupcake cake pan just came in for review, courtesy of Wilton. I of course, promptly made a Giant cupcake for my daughter’s birthday. I wanted something simple to make but cute, and this was just the thing. I enjoy making cakes from scratch, but this time I went with box mix and a tub of white frosting. Not only was this a time saver for me, but it ensures that anyone reading this can get the same results.
After unpackaging,cleaning the giant cupcake pan & preheating the oven, I covered the inside of the pan with a coat of non-stick spray, and a thin coat of flour, making sure to bang the pan well, to shake off any excess flour.
I then prepared the batter according to directions and added it to the cake pan.
The Giant Cupcake Cake ended out taking about the same amount of time, as the bundt cake timing listed on the cake mix box, before the tester pulled out clean. I let it cool a couple minutes then turned the halves of the cake out on to racks to finish cooling.
I only had to cut off about a 1/4″ of the cake tops, to make them fit well together. here is how the giant cupcake would look without frosting.
I decided to frost the whole giant cupcake. While this will keep it moist, I would do it differently next time. Instead, I would baste the sides of the bottom with glaze, and just frost the top of the cake. I think it would look cuter than the results got today and still lock the moisture in.
It is cute now, but I definitely think glazing the bottom half of the giant cupcake cake would have made for a much more successful presentation, and would have been easy to do. Even though my giant cupcake looked a little rough (due to my lame frosting job), it still tasted great and everyone thought it was cute. My daughter liked it, and that was what was most important 🙂
The Wilton Dimensions Giant Cupcake pan is a nice heavy pan, providing even heat distribution. The pan also has a good quality non-stick coating, ensuring easy release and cleanup. With proper care, this cake pan should last for many years, in fact Wilton provides a lifetime warranty on it . I will be making giant cupcakes in mine, for many years to come.
Disclosure: While I received a sample for the purpose of review, all opinions presented here are entirely my own.