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HELP with Wilton's Giant Cupcake pan!!!

post #1 of 23
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icon_smile.gif Please excuse this if this was a previous post ( I couldn't find it!)
Just recently bought one of the Giant Cupcake Pans & I have MANY questions.
After reading other posts from web I am completely nervous about trying this pan out.
1) What are your suggestions for greasing- butter w/ flour~spray only or what?
2) Baking time and temp? Most have suggested 325 about 50-60 minutes?
3) Baking on center racks?
4) Box or homemade?
My biggest concern is the top getting done before the bottom*** Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...
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post #2 of 23
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Originally Posted by lakergirl

icon_smile.gif Please excuse this if this was a previous post ( I couldn't find it!)
Just recently bought one of the Giant Cupcake Pans & I have MANY questions.
After reading other posts from web I am completely nervous about trying this pan out.
1) What are your suggestions for greasing- butter w/ flour~spray only or what?
2) Baking time and temp? Most have suggested 325 about 50-60 minutes?
3) Baking on center racks?
4) Box or homemade?
My biggest concern is the top getting done before the bottom*** Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...
Kim icon_smile.gif



I made my granddaughter's smash cake using this pan. I used homeade pan grease for my pan. Ii just "painted" it on with a pastry brush.
Baking time I couldn't tell you...I never "time" anything...I just cook until it's done. Center rack for baking....YES I used box mix and cake extender recipe. It was just enough batter for the pan. If you use box mix adding the 1.cup flour, 1 cup sugar etc. will give you the perfect amount of batter. A straight box mix will not be enough batter if you only use one mix. No need to be concerned about the "top" being done before the bottom. the cake cooks evenly and both sides will be done at the same time. I've made four other cakes using this pan besides Cali's smash cake and they all baked up beautifully.
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post #3 of 23
I used cake release that I brushed on, then sprayed with pam. It came out Ok - no problems there. But the thing I found is that you really need to bake the top and bottom separately or they won't bake even. HTH
post #4 of 23
I popped the top out and then let the bottom keep baking...
post #5 of 23
Just fallow the directions that came with the cake pan, if you cant find it look on the wilton website. I always use box cake mix (betty crocker SuperMoist), i use the box because they seem to be the most moist
post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by Karen421

I used cake release that I brushed on, then sprayed with pam. It came out Ok - no problems there. But the thing I found is that you really need to bake the top and bottom separately or they won't bake even. HTH



I didn't have this problem at all. I filled and baked both sides of the pan all four times that I made this cake and they baked up perfectly each time. icon_confused.gif
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post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

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Originally Posted by Karen421

I used cake release that I brushed on, then sprayed with pam. It came out Ok - no problems there. But the thing I found is that you really need to bake the top and bottom separately or they won't bake even. HTH



I didn't have this problem at all. I filled and baked both sides of the pan all four times that I made this cake and they baked up perfectly each time. icon_confused.gif



Twice I had that problem, then gave up and started baking one side at a time. But I have a new oven now, so I will give it another shot and see what happens. It would be so much easier and less time consuming!!
post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by Karen421

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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

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Originally Posted by Karen421

I used cake release that I brushed on, then sprayed with pam. It came out Ok - no problems there. But the thing I found is that you really need to bake the top and bottom separately or they won't bake even. HTH



I didn't have this problem at all. I filled and baked both sides of the pan all four times that I made this cake and they baked up perfectly each time. icon_confused.gif



Twice I had that problem, then gave up and started baking one side at a time. But I have a new oven now, so I will give it another shot and see what happens. It would be so much easier and less time consuming!!




I know that the op ask about the Wilton giant cupcake pan. Do you also have the Wilton pan or a different brand? After paying $30.00 for the pan if it didn't bake up evenly I'd be ticked. icon_lol.gif Maybe it was the oven. I'm just curious as to why I've never had any problems with it baking and you have. icon_confused.gif In my opinion the pan cost to much not to work perfectly icon_lol.gif
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post #9 of 23
I have baked at 325 using this same pan 3 times. They don't cook evenly so I have to gently slide something down the sides of the top to remove it and let the bottom continue to cook. Even then, the outsides seem to get more done that I would like. I spray both sides with Baker's Joy.
post #10 of 23
As frequently happens with W stuff, cute idea, very poor execution. I have to bake twice with that pan, once for the bottom and once for the top.
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post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by leah_s

As frequently happens with W stuff, cute idea, very poor execution. I have to bake twice with that pan, once for the bottom and once for the top.



Then I do feel lucky that mine didn't give me any problems. I'm confused as to why it works fine for me but not for others. icon_confused.gif Maybe MY oven is the one that bakes unevenly...hence why the pan works fine for me....LOL
I still think $30.00 is too much for the pan and if I'd had to bake "twice" I'd have returned the pan icon_surprised.gif .
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post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

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Originally Posted by leah_s

As frequently happens with W stuff, cute idea, very poor execution. I have to bake twice with that pan, once for the bottom and once for the top.



Then I do feel lucky that mine didn't give me any problems. I'm confused as to why it works fine for me but not for others. icon_confused.gif Maybe MY oven is the one that bakes unevenly...hence why the pan works fine for me....LOL
I still think $30.00 is too much for the pan and if I'd had to bake "twice" I'd have returned the pan icon_surprised.gif .



Im with you mine baked evenly and I would be upset if it didnt even with a 40% off coupon it was still pricey for a novelty pan. I used pan grease, and baked until it was done at I believe 350, came out with no problems and was evenly baked. Ive made 2 or 3 cakes in it.
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post #13 of 23
I bake it twice too. The top becomes too brown, and I have tried positioning it in all kinds of ways in my oven with different temps. I have tried both scratch and cake mixes with it and the top still baked up quicker than the bottom. I used the wilton pan release spray and the cakes slide right out. A lot of times I just make the top part of the cupcake and then just make two 5 inch rounds and make my own cupcake.
post #14 of 23
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Thanks for the tips~ I also would not have paid $30.00 for that pan but, got a deal for $19.00 with FREE shipping so I had to try it out! I guess this is going to be the challenge for the weekend?!?!?
Will let you all know what method worked...Thanks again...Kim
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post #15 of 23
So glad you posted this! I am baking a cupcake next week for part of my daughters birthday cake. I have had that pan for over a year and have never tried it out. I think my oven bakes slightly uneven. The cakes on the right side of the oven always finish faster than the left so I'll need to place the cupcake pan accordingly. Let us know how yours turns out!
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