Hello oh wise baking ladies... I was just wondering if any of you have tried these cupcake-makers that have appeared recently? I am suffering from a case of crap oven syndrome, whereby my helpful oven either leaves things raw or INCINERATES anything I dare to put into it... Its getting to the point where I'm considering burning sacrificial herbs on the kitchen floor before baking to appease the kitchen gods... Are they any good? Its my birthday on Thursday, and I'd like to make some cakes for my friends at work
Cupcake makers could be very frustrating for producing any significant number, I suspect. That said, I own a cake pop maker and am very fond of it, so the principle definitely works, and I do understand the temptation
I bought one. Used it once. Had a what the fuck are you doing moment and took it back. I'm not the world's greatest baker by a long stretch but even I can sling a few fairy cakes in the oven fairly successfully.
Cake pop maker is a different story. I love my one because I want spherical cakes not balls of mushed icing/cake shite.
Same idea - but somehow less slovenly, since the spherical shape makes it an entirely different product . But actually quite fun for novelty kids baking etc.
I've used tesco value sponge mix for the DC to 'do it them selves' (the 6yo did the mix, the 8yo did the cake pops) - and with proper buttery fairy cake mix for my work mates. Both worked, although the real mix released a bit of grease.
It's a faff to do a batch without child labour , but 4 minutes to do 6, which makes it suitable for e.g. Easy way to entertain visiting kids.
I bought one for DD as she loves making cupcakes and I didn't want loads of cupcakes hanging around for me to eat. I also have a double oven so hate heating it up for a dozen cupcakes. It is great and makes lovely cupcakes. The biggest tips I got were, use use silicon cases and fill them outside the maker. Filling them up inside the maker cools the unit down and doesn't make nice cupcakes.