I was really excited when I found out that Wilton was sending me a Dimensions Giant Cupcake pan for reveiw. I like trying my hand at cake decorating and have a lot of fun doing it. The pan has two sides that make up the bottom half of the cup cake and the other side of the pan is the top half of the cup cake. After your cake is baked, you stack the top half on the bottom half to make your giant cupcake!
I wasn’t sure how much cake mix to use with this pan so the first cake that I made, I used 2 cake mixes (I usually use mixes because I am pretty busy with our younger kids all the time). Anyway, when I used 2 mixes, it ended up being too much. The second time around, I used only one cake mix and it worked out just fine but it still could have used a little more cake batter. So end the end, I figured out that about a cake mix and a half works great. This isn’t that big a deal to me since cake mix is pretty cheap. I used the left over cake batter to make regular cupcakes so that it didn’t go to waste.
I looked on the Wilton site to see if I could figure out how much batter to use and seeing a recipe for a cake, they were using about 4 to 4 1/2 cups of cake batter in the top part of the cup cake and the rest in the bottom half. I found that this works best for any cake that you are making. The cake pan has a maximum volume of ten cups. The thing that I love about Wilton is that with their cake pans, they make great cake pans that have your cakes coming out with lots of detail. The cupcake pan has great details as well. The bottom half comes out with ridges like the bottom half as a cupcake has and the top comes out with swirled details like a cupcake top with icing. I think this is great because if you want to decorate with more detail, it makes it so much easier!
Here is a picture of the cake that I made:
I chose to use chocolate icing on the bottom part so that is why you can’t see the detail of the bottom half as well. You can choose not to use icing on the bottom half but I prefer the whole cake to be iced. I think using a piping bag and using two different colors of icing and designs on the bottom half in the creases would look really cute. If you choose to use icing on both halves of the cake, my suggestion would be that you put the icing on the bottom half first. After you have that finished, then add the top part of the cupcake and then put the icing on the top half.
It’s not as easy if you put the cake together first unless you are going to leave the bottom half alone. You may have to shave off some of the cake so that both parts of the cake are pretty flat so that the cupcake top sits right on the bottom half. The cake came out of the pan really easy which I was really impressed with. I did spray the pan with cooking spray. You can lightly dust it with flour if you prefer but I didn’t need to. Cleaning the pan was also really easy since there wasn’t any cake stuck inside it!
Wilton has some great cake deorating ideas on their site and I plan on going back to the site for these ideas. There are different cake designs that you can use with this cupcake pan so you don’t always have to make a giant cupcake. I saw a really cute barn, a house shaped cake, and a castle cake that you can use this pan for. I plan on trying my hand at the castle cake for our daughter’s birthday in a couple weeks. If I do, I will be sure to post about it! I do know that I just love this cake pan. It makes really cute cakes!
The product was sent to me for free by the company for my use and review. I was not paid to write my review and my opinions are 100% my own.
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