If you’ve been following me on facebook or on Twitter you may know that I have recently graduated from a cake decorating course and can now decorate birthday and wedding cakes professionally (yay me!).
I’ve learnt to make professional quality cakes and decorate them from scratch without the need of any moulds or special baking pans. That is an awesome skill to have learned and trust me, it takes so much patience that it’s been a really good exercise for me – since I have no patience…but anyways, I digress.
If you don’t have the patience, and are a home baker, then moulds may be the way to go. For example, the Big Top cupcake mould. Sorry, did I give you the impression that it was a teeny tiny normal cupcake? No, my dears, this is a BIG TOP cupcake. This means not only is it fun like the Big Top of a circus, but it is a BIG cupcake. I mean BIG. And the kit has everything you need to make this fun, big cake for your loved ones to ooh and aah over. Or maybe they’ll just dive in….you know your family better than I do.
Anyways, I have joined Nancy from Penny Pincherholics in bringing you this wonderful review and giveaway of The Big Top Cupcake. Read on for more details on what deliciousness was ensued in Nancy’s kitchen and how you can get one of these awesome sets for yourself (in Nancy’s words).
I’m sure I speak for all the dessert lovers out there when I say that there is no better way to satisfy your sweet tooth than with a ginormous cupcake. When I heard that I was given the opportunity to review the Big Top Cupcake pan, I was beyond ecstatic. All of the possible frosting flavors and fillings came rushing through my mind and I couldn’t help but feel a sense of giddiness knowing that I’ll be having a cupcake that’s 10 times the size of a normal cupcake in my possession. Can you imagine?
So when the Big Top Cupcake arrived at my doorstep, you already know what kind of excitement I was feeling. As usual, I ripped open the shipping box, grab the packaging out, and start reading everything from cover to cover. I wasted no time taking it to the kitchen and putting it to use. My husband looked at me like I was crazy because I had this huge smile on my face I almost looked crazy. Yes, that’s what baking equipment does to me. Is that weird?
I decided to make an English toffee buttermilk cake with a sweet orange glaze to drizzle over it. The thought of it made my mouth water and that only got me to working faster. So, my ginormous cupcake adventure began….
With the pans lightly sprayed and the batter all ready to go, I finally popped them into the oven and waited (im)patiently for the results….
|English Toffee Buttermilk Cake With an Orange Glaze Drizzle|
Doesn’t it look yummy? The directions were so easy to follow and it came out just the way I wanted it to. A couple things that I did to make everything run as smoothly as I expected were to spray the pans very lightly with non-stick spray and level out the cakes when they were out of the oven and cooled. The directions mentioned this and I followed it to the letter….I’m glad I did because things worked out perfectly. The pans are very sturdy and can stand up to the heat without getting warped or damaged. The best part is, it’s refrigerator, freezer, and dishwasher safe! So convenient.
I have to say, I think I’ve found a new baking toy. There are so many possibilities with this pan and you’re not limited to just making it look like a cupcake. As you can see above, I simply did a glaze drizzle to show hopefully show you how it looks when they come out of the oven. Next time, I’m thinking of doing a cute little bee hive. Oh the possibilities….
I am absolutely ecstatic that I had the opportunity to try out The Big Top Cupcake. It fit so perfectly into my lifestyle that I couldn’t be more happy about doing this review. And guess what? This review is not the only thing that came with this awesome bakeware…..there’s a giveaway too! You all have a chance to win one for yourself. I can feel the excitement from everyone as I’m typing. I know how you feel, trust me. One lucky winner will be a proud owner of a Big Top Cupcake. All you have to do is complete the tasks on the rafflecopter widget below and you’re all set for a chance at winning!
Giveaway starts Sunday June 17 and ends Sunday July 1. Open to US and Canadian residents only.
Have fun, good luck, and enjoy!
Oh, and just in case you can’t wait to win this and choose to purchase one instead, you can get it here.
*Nancy received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. She and I only recommend products or services we use personally and believe will be good for our readers.