When the lovely Joanna from Find Me a Gift asked me if I'd like to review a mini cupcake maker I jumped at the chance. Cupcake makers are something I've always wondered about, do they work, do they produce yummy results, surely they can't be as good as making them in the oven? Well, here was my chance to answer all of my questions...
When the cupcake maker arrived I unpacked it, stood back and did a little 'awwwh'. It's super cute for a start, all pink and canny, which little girl wouldn't love this for Christmas?! After the initial cute factor I read the instructions expecting there to be something rather complex to make the whole process unsuitable for a little person, I was wrong. Everything about the cupcake maker is just so simple, a monkey could use it. Oil the cavities, fill with batter, close the lid and wait. That's it!
Six minutes later I popped the cupcake maker open to reveal seven adorable bite sized chocolate chip muffins. They slid out of the cavity with such ease, it was a little satisfying if I'm honest. Now, do they stand up to the taste test? The answer is yes, moist and taste and ready in less than ten minutes. What more could you want?!
I tried the cupcake maker with both mini liners and unlined and much preferred the unlined cakes. They rose up larger and were real easy to pop out of their little moulds. Plus, you could stick em straight into your open mouth, chomp!
My verdict, the mini cupcake maker is the perfect gift for any budding baker this Christmas. Just think, you could have a batch of warm muffins on the table in minutes perfect for those surprise visitors. No mess, no fuss, just cupcakes!