Small neat and in pink.
Cupcakes seem to be all the rage, so thinking of making my own needed a machine that would be easy for youngest to use with help also.
Saw this and bought it next day got the ingredients to make the mini cupcakes. Yes, they really are mini - great if you are on a diet but otherwise they are about three times the size smaller than your average fairy cake.
What I have found that is annoying is that the smaller (mini) cases seem more money than the average sized cupcake ones, so glad to have found this machine at a clearance price.
It cooks the cakes in roughly 12 minutes, I did use paper cases as thought it might be a bit of a bug bear to clean (was thinking sandwich toaster bits near to the back of the machine always are hard to clean). So took the easy option and opted for cases.
Just gave it a quick wipe over with a damp cloth afterwards and it looked like new again. I did rub some vegetable oil around the top and bottom of the inside though before using, just to make sure of no sticks.
When heating up for the fist time it did smell for a few minutes, soon to be replaced by nice cake smells. Do not be put off by the fact that the top seems slightly loose when using this is normal, I did think that the lid on mine should have been tighter and more of a tighter fit when putting the lid down, but it cooks perfectly. A little hot and steamy when opening the lid, so wise to be with your kids if they are using it to warn them of this.
All the cakes browned nicely and were cooked through. You can only cook 6 cakes at once, then do another batch until you have the desired amount needed. I suppose if it could cook more it would need to be bigger and then some of the novelty value (Sizewise) would wear off, as this is a nice compact size that hardly takes up any room at all. Plus looks cute.
It does come with a booklet that tells you the best way of using the machine, yes, the toothpick test did work. Just insert wooden toothpick into the centre of the cake if it comes out dry the cake is ready.
Lots of different ideas and toppings to make, which I think is a great little idea, so you can start to make your cakes without having t fork out buying a cake making book.
A fun little machine that even though in pink our youngest (boy) hasn't complained once, he usually hates pink but with the results of these cakes he has been won over.