My neighbor asked if I would make cake pops for her daughter’s birthday. Her daughter, Mikah, and two of my nieces share a birthday so a couple of years ago it was Cake Popalooza around here! When she asked this year I told her that I love her daughter but hellz no.
I don’t care what lies anybody tells you, cake pops are not easy and life is too short. If you need some, they’re available at Starbucks.
Instead, I made cupcakes for the Hawaiian themed party. Cupcakes with giant cupcake pans!
Personal cakes are special already, but when they’re for a birthday, sometimes you need to step it up a little. For Mikah’s big day I decided the personal cakes needed to be big too. This post isn’t about the cake recipe or the frosting, but the pan they were made in.
These were made in a jumbo cupcake pan. I’ve had it for so long I don’t know where I got it and there are no manufacturer’s markings on it for me to help you with that point but you can find jumbo pans anywhere. This is the difference between a standard cupcake pan and the one I made these in.
They look like little flower pots. The only jumbo pans I’ve seen recently don’t have the ledge this one does–they’re just bigger.
The difference in the size muffins or cupcakes they can make is pretty significant.
Fun, don’t you think?
Jumbo pans fit standard cupcake baking liners and then look cute with the ruffled liners around them. In this case, adding to the floral theme. I couldn’t find the kind I used on Wilton’s site but they are a cross between the ruffled cups (below) and the petal cups.
Nom Nom! Try using some jumbo pans and let me know what kind of fun you have with them.