Big Top Cupcake
Ok so confession number one is that I don’t actually own this product. I have been meaning to, but I was lucky enough to borrow it from a friend.
I didn’t happen to have the instruction booklet, but I was able to find a PDF file online of the booklet, so that was really awesome! I couldn’t tell you how many times when I have been browsing products online I see people asking where to get replacement books or recipe books for “As Seen on TV” gadgets that they bought and have lost. So this was a huge relief to me.
I had been having a craving for some lemon cake all week since Superbowl, and I finally found the time to make it. So I followed the packaged cake mix, Ninja’d them all together in mere seconds completely lump free, and started to preheat my oven.
Oven was set for 350 degrees, and I sprayed the BigTop with non stick cooking spray really well. Now, while reading the instructions, it says to divide the batter in half evenly and distribute in the top and bottom half of the Big Top Cupcake. There were a couple lines in the bottom half so I kind of eyeballed my batter while pouring and stopped right at the line.
I did read that if you want a slightly larger Cupcake, you can use two boxes of cake mix and when filling the mold, you only want to use 2/3 of your batter. I will definitely be trying that next time, and had I read the directions before I impulsively decided to fulfill my lemon craving I would have been more prepared and had two boxes on hand.
Actually, maybe I should ALWAYS have several boxes on hand…… Yhea, I think that’s a better idea.
Anyways, so the directions said to have your Big Top on a baking sheet, and at 35-40 minutes to check the top piece of the cupcake mold. I checked mine at 35 to be safe, and it did in fact need to full 40 minutes. After I checked it with a knife ( I was out of toothpicks so I improvised) it was ready to come out of the oven. The bottom part of the mold still had another 10 minutes to cook. It Too came out completely done at exactly the amount of time specified in the instructions.
I let both halves cool for about 10 minutes and I loosened the edges of the mold by bending and wiggling the silicone. It was super easy to remove and both pieces came out perfectly in tact. They looked awesome; I was really impressed. Next, I used my favorite Cutco spatula with the serrated edge to level the top and bottom pieces to my big top cupcake. Both my pieces had slight bulges so they needed to be nice and flat to fit properly together.
I put a little lemon frosting in between the two layers and then put the top on the bottom and frosted it up. It looked AWESOME! I couldn’t have been any happier. My own personal giant cupcake! I’m not saying it makes a personal cupcake by all means, after all I used an entire box of cake mix, but lets just say it fit on MY plate nicely. LOL. Oh and to TOP it off, (get it? I know I’m super funny, right?) I added some pretty pink sprinkles. It looked beautiful. Good enough to eat one might say (there I go again crackin’ jokes).
As if this product wasn't good enough, clean up was a breeze since it was dishwasher safe. So that's another benefit to add to the list.
Ok, so this was last night, and just writing about it today is really making me hungry.
As I mentioned before I don’t currently own this product, but after my amazing results, I will be buying one within the week. I love this product and a can surely expect I will be using it on a pretty frequent basis.