I am a sucker for kitchen gadgets, especially those made of silicone. I don’t know what it is, silicone just gets me. Perhaps years of having everything stick to, well everything has scarred me for life. Along came the mega cupcake silicone mould. Its gadget, silicone, novelty and CAKE all rolled in to one. So, I had to have one. After waiting until they were suitably priced, I purchased one online and couldn’t wait for it to arrive.
Finally my day had come, just in time for my mother’s birthday. Handy!
Some die hard cake makers may want to block their ears, but I used packet mixes for lack of time. I purchased two as I had previously read the moulds can take a lot of batter. I settled on a butter cake base and a banana cake top. Wanting to use the filling facility, I decided to make a chocolate fudge filling (in hindsight, ganache would have been better, but no cream in house warranted fudge) with a butter cream icing.
Pretty much bang on measurements as far as the batters go (minus a few licks of the spoon – who can resist?) so I poured both in and placed them in the oven as per packet instructions.
What appeared was a perfectly formed mega cupcake with a suitable dip in the middle for my fudge. I assembled all the parts at the very last minute (apologies that there aren’t any pics of this but it was a big rush trying to hide the assembly from my mother while she tried endlessly to “help” me in the kitchen), popped a candle on top and walked out singing Happy Birthday.
The cake is a little awkward to present as once you slide it out after cutting, the top separates from the bottom. I think adding whipped cream or something a little stickier might have helped this though. But it does look impressive when you look back at the half cut mass.
My family were suitably impressed with the cake and I was very happy with how it turned out beginning to end. No mess, no fuss
Here’s a pic of the bulk of the cake. I took a pic of it after it had been cut but it didnt turn out so i will make another one soon and update it for you.