It’s not just small and cute cupcakes that are popular anymore, the giant ones are too!
Giant cupcakes have become hugely popular over the past few years as they are a brilliant alternative to a traditional celebration cake. Not only that but they can be highly customised and decorated to suit the customers occasion and specifications.
There are many tins and moulds available for making the perfect giant cupcake but we’ve found the Wilton Giant Cupcake Tin to be the best by far.
This particular tin used to be a lot more expensive than the rest and was around £40.00 to buy new, fortunately you can pick it up for quite a lot cheaper now!
First things first, the tin is quite heavy (1.4kg). Due to the high build quality of this giant cupcake tin it’s quite heavy compared to other cake tins (especially silicone moulds) however this is a small price to pay to make sure that your giant cupcake turns out perfectly!
The technique to using this tin is very simple.
Start as you would normally and make your cupcake / cake mixture, making sure that you’ve measured out enough ingredients to fill the two halves of the tin, don’t fill it right to the top though else your mixture will overflow while it’s baking.
When you’re ready to bake, spray some non stick spray into the tin making sure everywhere that the mixture is going to come into contact with has been coated, don’t spray too much on though.
Placing the tin in and out of the oven couldn’t be easier as there’s plenty of tin to grab onto. Once it’s baked and out of the oven leave it in the tin for a few minutes, then turn the whole thing upside down carefully onto your cooling rack.
If done correctly, the sponge will slide right out. If you’ve used other giant cupcake baking products before you’ll notice how much better the detail on the cupcake is from using this tin once the cake is out.
That’s the tins job done!
Once the cake has cooled it’s time to add your filling to the centre, this will also stick the two halves together. For this you could use jam or buttercream depending on what flavour cake you’re making. We found this part to be very easy and it added a nice touch as it means that you don’t just get lots and lots of sponge, instead you get a nice mixture of buttercream / jam and sponge throughout.
As with all of the tins and moulds for giant cupcakes, this one can be quite annoying to wash once you’ve finished with it.
Even though the tin had been sprayed with the non stick spray, some of the mixture may still stick, fortunately in no way does this damage the cake. A good soaking with warm water and washing up liquid soon makes it a lot easier to clean.
Take a look at this video from Wilton on how to make a giant cupcake using this tin.