Ever since I saw the Wilton giant cupcake pan floating around the universe, I instantly wanted one- even BEFORE I started making cakes. I just thought that would make the coolest birthday cakes for my kids…and then I saw the price tag. WHAT??? Do people pay that much money for a cake pan? It turns out, not really. If you have one, you probably got it as a gift, right? Well, I didn’t buy one. (Some things just CAN’T be reasonably explained away to my husband, and I’d much rather save all my guilt up for a new pair of fantastic boots.)
Hadn’t thought about that pan for a long time, even after I officially launched my business. But, last winter, some close friends of ours whom we have grown to LOVE since we met (who should be repenting this very moment, and I’m sure are missing us so much they can barely stand it) up and moved to Austrailia. They couldn’t take much with them, and lo and behold, my friend had one of those giant cupcake pans! (Pretty sure it was a gift.) She handed it to me and I think I actually shrieked…out loud. (And Jill, if you think that makes your leaving any better, it doesn’t…much!!)
I was so excited to try it out, and did so a few months later. OK, I just want to say here, very delicately, that Wilton has some really great products out there. Their giant cupcake pan in NOT one of them. I was deceived. I quickly found out that if I wanted my end result to NOT look as if I planted it in front of my two year old and said, “Do your worst!”, I was going to have to get creative. I’m not going to expound on all of the problems of the pan. Let’s just say… I got creative.
Incidentally, I’ve been told that the new silicone version of the pan is FANTASTIC, and I’m planning on investing in one soon, as it’s not nearly as expensive as this Wilton one! Plus, it’s in separated into two separate pans… HUGE bonus!!
SEE THE SILICONE GIANT CUPCAKE PAN, HERE!!
How to make a giant cupcake cake, on Cakeheads.com.
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