Friday, August 28, 2009

Cupcake Pans

When it comes time to make a cupcake...which pan will you choose? Cupcakes do not have to be round anymore. Pans come in many shapes and materials, but the most common are aluminum, stainless steel, cast iron or silicone. Many pans come in non-stick too. I am not a fan of the silicone pan but each cupcake baker will have to decide which pan works best for him or her.

The standard muffin tin has 6, 8 or 12 depressions and each cup is 3 inches in diameter and holds 4 ounces. The mini-muffin pan cup holds 2 1/8 ounces and the jumbo pan cup holds 8 3/16 ounces. Liners are not required, but they sure do make cleaning the pans easier!

Alan Silverwood has a line of bakeware that allows the baker to batch-bake multiple individual cakes and comes in round, square, hexagon and heart shapes. I have the Silverwood round and square pans and they work great, but are a little time-consuming to wash (especially the square pan).

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