MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – The Big Top Cupcake bake ware may very well make your regular cupcakes jealous. The three piece silicone bake ware set claims to mold any cake batter into a ginormous cupcake. I decide to turn build a Christmas tree using the Big Top, to supersize a normal holiday treat!
The first step is a quick bath with some soap and water allowing the pieces to fully dry before use. With a dry mold, I place the pieces on a cookie sheet as suggested for stability.
The molds call for one box of standard cake mix, but I have two boxes to ensure I have enough batter for both molds. I later use the leftover mix in some regular cupcake molds. I set the oven to 350° and mix the cake batter. Before pouring, I give a quick coating of cooking spray to the inside surfaces. I pour batter to the suggested fill line in the base and secure the filling cap. I pour additional batter into the top mold. These molds did only utilize about one box worth of batter.
I place the molds into the oven and 35-minutes later, I check to find more time is needed to bake. Although instructions claim the top cooks quicker, I find both molds take the same time, totaling 50-minutes. After twenty minutes cooling in the mold, I flip and release both cakes with only a minor loss to the top due to sticking.
Both cakes cook fully and evenly in the molds. Just for fun, they measure 25 times the weight of a regular cupcake! I allow the cakes to cool fully overnight, before I add my egg nog filling into the bottom cake. I assemble the cake and begin my feeble attempt to decorate it like a tree.