I received these adorable silicon cupcake molds from a promotion on Tomoson.
When I first ordered these molds, I figured they’d be thin and flimsy like the paper cupcake molds that you can only use once. Of course, you’re suppose to be able to use the silicon molds more than once. I wasn’t sure how well the silicon molds would work, since I’ve only used paper molds.
When I finally received the molds and opened up the packaging, I was surprised at how thick and heavy duty they were.
I tested on this molds with my niece, her friend, and my nephew. We had a little more batter than molds, so we filled up the molds to the top, almost overflowing. (Only one cupcake actually overflowed from the mold when baking.)\
These molds can be placed in a standard metal or glass muffin pan or they can be placed on a flat cookie sheet. The silicon molds are thick enough that, even with the cupcake batter in the mold, they are able to stand up.
Once the cupcakes were done, we weren’t sure how to get cupcakes out of the mold. We were all so used of just pulling the paper molds down and apart to loosen it up. These silicon molds seemed a lot more complicated to get off. At least, that was until we finally figured out the trick of pulling one side slightly away from the cupcake and pressing up on the cupcake to pop it out. Worked like a charm.
The cupcake was a lot more moist in the center with these silicon molds than what you get with the paper molds. The cupcakes were amazing!!
On the down side, cleaning these silicon molds kind of sucked. I had to wash them more than once to try to get the remaining parts of the cupcake out. The indents on the cupcake mold makes it hard to get it all the way clean quickly. (Though, California Kitchenware does say that these molds can go in the dishwasher. I’m not sure how well that works, since I only tried washing them by hand.)
Even with the troubles cleaning, these silicon cupcake molds beat having to go out and buy paper cupcake molds that you can only use once.
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