I bought these cake pans 2 weeks ago because I needed to make my nephew his first birthday cake. I thought the mini cake would be a great way to let a one year old unleash on his first dessert.
I love to bake and love kitchen gadgets and baking pans, so I brought this home, washed the pans and made my first dessert based on the recipe provided in the box. I made the chocolate cake with the peanut butter filling. It was delicious.
PROS: The recipes given are yummy! The cakes come out of the molds very easily and the instructions were very clear and concise. The pans clean up really easy with warm soap and water.
CONS: The directions say to fill the pan 2/3 full; I did that the first time and had a nasty mess in my oven. Anytime after that I have filled them in between a 1/2 and 2/3 full and they have baked to perfection. No more messes
My other gripe is the recipes make 5 mini cakes or 10 cake halves. With only 4 pans included in this kit I had to bake 4 halves, let it cool for 10 minutes, remove cakes, wash cake pans, bake the other 4, let cool for 10 minutes, remove cake, wash cake pans, bake remaining 2 halves, let cool for 10 minutes, wash and put away! It really dragged out the baking process to have to wash and wait in between baking. They either should have made the recipes so that you were baking 2 mini cakes or 4 cake halves, or included more pans in the box.
Other than that, I am loving these little cakes. They are so yummy and the surprises in the centers are the best!
Cherise Everhard, August 2010
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