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Large cupcake advice.

post #1 of 6
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Was this cake made using Wilton's large cupcake pan? I believe Wilton's pan is 8 inch at the widest. Does that seem right? Having trouble judging.

Is there anything I should consider about this large cupcake before I price it? I (obviously) have never done one and don't know if its tricky.

post #2 of 6
It looks like it was made in the Wilton pan. There are some others that are virtually the same, so it could be one of them too.
I have a large cupcake pan that makes a cake like this, but I rarely use it; I would rather carve one myself from regular round cakes. Here are some things to consider before you purchase.
1. The large cupcake does not lend itself to torting. (sp?) if you want layers of filling in there you will either have to remove some of the cake (cut in layers and leave some out kind of thing) or distort the shape. If you just have a layer of filling between the top nap bottom pieces the cake to filling ratio isn't the best.
2. Those grooves. They look like they will be cool but they are a pain in the butt! If you want the bottom part left like the one in that picture, cool. But then it is really not enough icing for the cake. There is also a swirl effect in the top half of the pan. It is a nuisance in my opinion.
3. Some people have said that they have trouble getting the two parts baked properly because they are such different sizes. You can put much more batter in the bottom half than the top half so the top may be finished baking and dry out before the bottom is done. I haven't had a problem with this for so e reason, but I know some have.
Hope there are some helpful thought s in there!
post #3 of 6
I have the red silicone one, it's three parts: top, bottom, and a place for filling. I like it because the tops and bottoms have different cooking times. They take some getting used to, I honestly don't use mine often and when I do I end up carving the bottom sides and make a chocolate liner from the bottom and end up torting it anyway to add frosting.

As You Wish really nailed it, the design and concept is cute but I'd rather just carve my own! I've seen some people just use the cupcake pan and I like the designs, just not for me.
post #4 of 6

I say yes.   

Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

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Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

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post #5 of 6
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Thank you! I should have explained that this was purely for a photography session and not for an event (could have saved you guys from having to detail the torting etc). But those are all things I wouldn't have thought about, so I'll tuck them away for future!! 

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Originally Posted by AHTCakes View Post

Thank you! I should have explained that this was purely for a photography session and not for an event (could have saved you guys from having to detail the torting etc). But those are all things I wouldn't have thought about, so I'll tuck them away for future!! 
Well in that case, get something cheaper than the Wilton one! LOL
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