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giganto cupcake will eat you alive

Wow. Wilton has made a cake mold in the shape of a giant cupcake. This is pulling my Must Have Right Now Don’t Care Just Buy It strings. via Chow.

· comments [64] · 07-26-2007 · categories:food ·

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  • 1 Ty // Jul 26, 2007 at 6:14 am

    Ha! I saw that the other day, and thought of you! :) I think that’s a sign you definitely need it! When random blog readers are thinking of you when they see it! :)

  • 2 grrlwithablog // Jul 26, 2007 at 7:13 am

    I absolutely LOVE that cake pan. My sister’s hobby is cake decorating (she’s really good!). I’ve been looking for a cake pan for her birthday present, and this would be the perfect one…unfortunately, Sur La Table is not set-up to accept credit card payments from Canadian banks. Too bad…

    I’ll have to see if I can find someone in Canada who carries it. It’s so perfect!!

  • 3 Adrienne // Jul 26, 2007 at 7:15 am

    OHHHH I Want one!!!

  • 4 dingbat // Jul 26, 2007 at 7:22 am

    I can’t even imagine trying to cut a slice out of that thing without destroying something… but then, I am a klutz.

  • 5 Megan // Jul 26, 2007 at 8:23 am

    Oh my GOSH. I LOVE it. I can’t imagine how to cut it, but love it anyway!

  • 6 lindsay // Jul 26, 2007 at 9:10 am

    I must have this immediately! How did you ever find such a thing? I’m thinking of leaving work just to find myself one. Think of all the possibilities….
    I’m new to your site (and the blog community at large) but you can certainly count on my return!

  • 7 becky // Jul 26, 2007 at 9:10 am

    I’d love to see that in action. (sadly, I’m to cheap to buy this pan. But I might make a faux cupcake using a small bowl to bake the top part in.)

  • 8 Suzi // Jul 26, 2007 at 9:43 am

    My birthday is coming up. That would be so perfect..No guilt about eating just one cupcake.

  • 9 erika // Jul 26, 2007 at 10:51 am

    That is fantastic!

  • 10 Gina // Jul 26, 2007 at 10:55 am

    I LOVE IT. And I pretty much never say that about a baking implement.

    I think when I would frost it, I would probably obscure all the details… But making one huge cupcake is way more appealing to me than frosting a bunch of little ones!!

  • 11 Marjorie // Jul 26, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    WOW! That is one for the record books. I am going to have to buy one for myself and subsequently, over flow the cabinet with all the cake pans and muffin tins and……there is never enough room. But always room for oversize cuppacakes!

  • 12 Michelle // Jul 26, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    oh my golly! please please please take photos of the process when you make this!

  • 13 Aimee // Jul 26, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    add another thing to the wishlist! this is too cool!

  • 14 TOKYOMADE // Jul 27, 2007 at 5:15 am

    This definitely by passes the wishlist and goes straight to the absolutely must have right now!
    The decorating possibilities are endless – oh I can see (and taste) them now!


  • 15 cmightym // Jul 27, 2007 at 7:47 am

    this is just wrong. the whole point of a cupcake is that it is 1) cute, 2) individual – ALL your very own to eat, and 3) single-serving. this is just a fundamental misunderstanding of a cupcake’s sacred purpose.

  • 16 Nana // Jul 27, 2007 at 10:44 am

    If I were going to buy another Kitchen Item, this would sorely tempt me! I think I’d put something solid (cut a circle from plastic…heck, use cardboard) between the layers. And then cut it as if it were two separate cakes. One might even (carefully) cut the top into two horizontal layers, in order to add just a little filling.

  • 17 Rachael // Jul 27, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    You are quickly becoming my bank account’s worst enemy! Look at all the nifty gadgets you introduce me to!
    My almost 4 year old wants one for her birthday party now!

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  • 20 demondoll // Jul 29, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    I love this. I don’t even really like frosting, but oooh, I must get this pan… for it, i will happily deal with frosting!

  • 21 Rachael // Jul 29, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    So much for the single serve. But I still love it. I “need” one of those.

  • 22 Brian // Jul 30, 2007 at 9:29 am

    I just bought one of these at Sur La Table. I am going to use it as the top tier on an anniversary cake for my parents.
    BTW William Sonoma has a beehive pan that is similar.

  • 23 diana // Jul 31, 2007 at 11:23 am

    I will need to get this asap!!!!

  • 24 Samantha // Aug 1, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    So buying that!

  • 25 Elsa // Aug 4, 2007 at 11:59 am

    The image of that pan has been residing in the back of my brain for now before I figured out what was bothering me: both shapes bake together in a connected pan.

    How do you get those suckers out?

    Intricate shapes like that tend to get stuck, at least for me, and require some coaxing and wiggling (not to mention cajoling and pleading) while upside-down. How can you do that with this pan? I’d need to take a hacksaw to the pan before I’d dare bake in it.

  • 26 Lindsay // Aug 4, 2007 at 6:27 pm

    I’ll probably have to buy this. What’s better in life than a giant cupcake? A giant cupcake for everyone’s birthday for the rest of my life!

  • 27 Brian // Aug 5, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    Elsa, I gave up Bundts because they always stuck, at least in my Grandmother’s old pan. I greased and floured this pan well, waited 15 min after baking to turn it over and the two halves slid right out.
    I frosted just the top which did obscure the design. It reminded us of a bird house once we started slicing it. I posted a pic of my cake on my link.
    Oh..when I put it in a Tupperware cake carrier it was a little tall and squished the top a little. It is quite a tall cake.

  • 28 manda // Aug 5, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    I desperately want that cakepan.

  • 29 KT // Aug 8, 2007 at 11:58 am

    my favorite part is how you can put on full-size-candy “sprinkles.” :)

  • 30 phillygirl64 // Aug 16, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    elsa – have you tried the baking sprays, such as Baker’s Joy and Pam for Baking?

    I have the Nordic pan that is 6 Christmas trees in a circle…I took a pastry brush and melted butter and made sure I got in to every nook and cranny, then floured…popped out perfectly

  • 31 Tesh // Aug 23, 2007 at 5:52 pm

    I am dying to get one!!! My daughters first birthday is coming up and this is PERFECT!! I am thinking a sparkler right in the middle!

  • 32 Christine // Sep 7, 2007 at 4:45 am

    We are having a “dot” themed party for my daughter’s second birthday. I was just going to make a round cake with big dots all over it, but this raises the bar! And my husband will love the test cake that I make before the big day! What a great idea!

  • 33 Bria // Sep 24, 2007 at 5:46 am

    Does anyone have a recipe for such a large tin? How long would u need to cook it for etc??

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  • 35 Lisa // Oct 5, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    Just wanted to let everyone know that the pan is available at Linens N things. They have them in stock-I just ordered one and found a coupon for 20% off and had it sent to my local store so no shipping either!

  • 36 Shirley // Oct 28, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    Does anyone have a recipe for this giant cupcake? I have the pan-but no recipe. HELP……..

  • 37 Jennifer // Feb 18, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    The actual cake recipe for the giant cupcake is at, in case you were still looking for one.

  • 38 Amber // Mar 21, 2008 at 8:45 am

    I use two cake mixes when I make this. Infact, just took one out of the oven. My kitchen smells yummy!!!!

  • 39 Karen Dottavio // Mar 22, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    I love this cupcake pan, it is so cute and a beautiful design. I made it for a birthday and everyone loved it and said it was such a good idea. Please give more ideas of how to decorate.
    Thanks and keep up the good ideas.

  • 40 Grandaughter // Mar 27, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    I just bought this pan to make a cake for my Grandmothers 90th birthday party. Because she is a diabetic I have to use premade cake mix and frositng with Splenda (betty crocker or pillsbury brand). Does anyone know how long to bake it for?

  • 41 Lisa // Apr 3, 2008 at 10:05 am

    I have not made this yet but I bought the pan today (at Michaels with a 50% off coupon!) I’ve been searcing the online community for tips and ideas for the best success. The general consensus is to bake at 325 for 55-65 minutes.

  • 42 Andrea // Apr 4, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Why are ya’ll still using shortening and flour, especially with shaped pans and bundt pans. Get a can of Baker’s Joy and you will not have a cake stuck again! I haven’t used flour in years. I love this product that I keep a spare can in the pantry. You can get it on the baking isles of most stores next to the Pam. By the way, this pan I thought about for 2 days before I got it. I figure I use it for every occasion and get my $30 out of it. I love it. I do bake the bottom portion about 10 minutes longer, then spray the top half, and pour the batter in it. Both halfs come out perfect!

  • 43 Kristin // Apr 5, 2008 at 7:47 am

    The store I work at just started carrying this item. I snagged it immediately, and used a 50% off coupon and employee discount, for a grand total of $12. My friend’s birthday is tonight, I’m going to try it out right now! Thanks for the tips.

  • 44 Jo // Apr 15, 2008 at 4:56 am

    I desperately WANT this pan. Is there any way I can get this in the UK? Is there anyone out there willing to post one?

  • 45 megan // Apr 15, 2008 at 7:34 am

    Jo – You can purchase it at – here it is.

  • 46 TheAngelForever // Apr 29, 2008 at 7:06 am

    I just bought this to make something for my youngest son’s 1st birthday. I found it at Michaels and had a 50% off coupon. At $15 I can not complain and expect to have fun practicing with a cake or two over the next week or so.

  • 47 Anita // Jun 9, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    what is the actually size of the baked cupcake? Thanks.

  • 48 Christine // Jun 13, 2008 at 7:00 am

    Hi, I tried to make this giant cupcake but my icing wouldn’t stick to the cake. I used the wilton buttercream icing mix, should I use something different? If so, what is the recipe? Thanks

  • 49 Tina // Jul 24, 2008 at 5:12 am

    This mold was perfect. I have a child that will not eat chocolate. I made the recipe w/o the chocolate, poured half into the top; added half that recommended chocolate and poured that into the bottom. It was amazing and the cake looked great. And it feed A LOT of people.

  • 50 Jeff // Jan 27, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Christine asked about icing not sticking. I also use Wilton’s buttercream icing recipe, but add 2 Tbs milk to thin it and spread more easily. Also, wait until the cake is cool before applying icing. Hope that helps.

  • 51 Lori // Feb 13, 2009 at 7:55 am

    I bought the giant cupcake pan. I was wondering if I were to use a box cake mix and can frosting. How should I bake it? I will need step by step instructions on how to use this pan. Thank You, Lori

  • 52 megan // Feb 13, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Hi Lori,

    Unfortunately I still don’t own the pan so I’m not sure how to recommend baking in it. Anybody have experience using a mix?

  • 53 Sonia // Feb 25, 2009 at 2:23 am

    Hi out there!

    I love the pan. Does anyone know where I can get one in Perth, WA?

  • 54 jill // Apr 11, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Hi, any ideas where to buy one in the uk couldn’t find it on the cake decoration site?

  • 55 criss // Apr 30, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    I’m in canada and i bought mine from If your looking for one in the UK just google it… Wilton Giant cupcake cake pan. There is also a company (not sure which one) who makes this shaped pan in silacone. in mine I used 2 boxes of cake mix…I put 3 cups of batter in the top half….3.5 cups of batter in the bottom half. I baked the bottom half for 10-15 minutes at 350 F…then added the batter to the top half…then after another 30 minutes…I just kept checking it…

  • 56 Nicola // May 7, 2009 at 2:30 am

    Check out they sell the Giant Cupcake Tin and has the recipe on the site and use discount code £5 and it will take £5 off your order over £20!


  • 57 Amy // Jun 6, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    I bought this tin and I made the recommended recipe that comes with it: chocolate pound cake. My husband liked it, but I thought it tasted like a chocolate chip cookie cake. Not exactly what my five year old would like for her birthday. I did some reading and found that people recommended using a box mix. 1 and 1/2 boxes. I did this, and I had a huge mess. The cake overflowed all over the oven even though I filled it the same as I did the pound cake. As I type I am trying a dark chocolate bundt cake recipe in it. I peeked in the oven and it is once again too big, but as of yet it has not overflowed it the oven. Any suggestions as far as cake type and how much to fill the tin?

  • 58 Regina // Jun 13, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    I just bought this pan at a local wholesale outlet for $5.50 I was so excited to try it. I’m in the process of baking it right now. In the bottom part of the pan i put a whole box of cake mix and in the top a half a box .. It raised up over the pan but none spilled out or anything>> Bake the bottom part for 15 min then added mix to the top section… Just got done baking and it released perfectly. I used crisco shortening and flour before i poured in my batter… SO Far I love this cake .. and plus i got a heck of a deal on it… I’ll be posting pics on my myspace page if anyone wants to have a look. I have just got into cake decorating and i’m having fun teaching myslef … Just made a Dora caracter cake the other day…

  • 59 kirsty // Jul 26, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    u can get a large cupcake tin from lakelands for £24.99 they are similar to the wilton one but may be a tiny bit smaller and they still make a great cake.

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  • 61 Olivia // Jul 9, 2010 at 6:58 am

    In Australia you can get it from Peter’s of Kensington
    There is now also a silicone version of this pan, has anyone compared the two??

  • 62 renee // Oct 26, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Silicon V Tin

    Would def choose the tin! Tried both and the pan is no competition.

    Spartys at spotlight also sell Wilton Products

  • 63 WineGifts4U // Feb 9, 2011 at 4:07 am

    This is a fab gift idea. I’m going to buy one right now :0) It’s helpful to read the baking tips too.

  • 64 Boutique To You // Mar 13, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I’m a little late in the queue but I have finally bought one of these! My 17 year old son is going to Ecuador next year on an educational trip and I thought if I baked some giant cupcakes I could raise hime some sponsorship money :)

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