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on 5 November 2010
I was desperate to buy one of the giant cupcake tins but found that in the UK there was really only a couple of options - the Wilton tin which was v. expensive and then the nordic one and the one from Lakeland - both of which I didn't like the look of as the top part of the cakes look too tall and pointy!!! (only my opinion!)
I then found this one. It came in at half the price of Wilton yet had the same dimensions and design. I was very wary of the quality as I have used Wilton before and loved them. However, I needn't have worried - it was a dream. The tin is nice and weighty and seems to have good non-stick peoperties.
Having googled lots and lots, I had seen that a problem with all of the giant cupcake tins (regardless of make) is that the base cooks slower than the top. I appreciated the instructions which came with the tin reminding me of this! It suggests baking the base for a few minutes before putting cake mixture in the top. I didn't do this - instead I made two cakes.
I have used a basic sponge mixture and it has worked out fine. I use a 4 egg mix for the base and a 3 egg mix for the top. These quantities ensure that the cakes rise above the tins - when cool, I then level them by chopping the tops off! I only butter (stork!) and flour my tins and never have problems with sticking. All in all, a great buy!!!