They're little silicone moulds which you can pop your cake batter straight into and bake on a baking sheet. I've never really got on with silicone so I was really keen to try these out and see what they were like.
The packaging shows some ideas for decoration and as they're nice and sturdy they're particularly good to try out with the kids. I used my normal vanilla cupcake recipe in them and whilst it didn't rise particularly well, they seemed to have bake in the same time and I used roughly the same amount of batter in each mould as I would do a standard muffin size cupcake.
The really fun part was in the decorating! I used my grass tip wilton nozzle and piped some 'hair' onto the robots and the kids added sprinkles accordingly. The mould is non stick so you could pop the cupcake out but my boys chose to eat them straight from the mould and pop out the last bit instead.
I would definitely use these again as I often have little bits of batter leftover from a batch of cupcakes and it's rare that you find funky little cupcake themed gifts that boys would enjoy so these are a rarity to say the least!!
|The colourful trio - I love their little faces!|
Thanks again to Kate for my lovely prize!!