What Happens When You Merge Tea And Cake? October 27, 2015 08:22 6 Comments
Cupcakes may have had their origins in the 19th century, when bakers would use earthenware mugs to scoop up the excess batter and stick them in the oven. It wasn't until the 20th century when tins were mass produced to create the modern day cupcake mold.
It may also be a misconception that the British like to have their tea with cakes when in actuality they prefer biscuits instead. But as an uninformed American, tea and cake will always be a very English concept, along with having sophistication and culture.
For all the feelings that tea and cake brings forth, it would definitely be a fantastic idea to create cakes in the shape of little tea cups. We imagine that the Tea Cupcake Silicone Baking Cups could be used in parties such as bridal showers, or even weddings to add a pinch of culture to the atmosphere.
Each package comes with 4 silicone cups and plates, but remember that the plates are not meant for the oven, only the cups are. To get into the spirit of the Holidays, we purchased a box of Trader Joe Pumpkin Flavored muffin mix to test out the cups. The instructions mentioned that each cup needs to be lightly oiled before placing the batter. We mixed the batter, poured it in and popped the cups into our oven at 410 degrees. In 10 minutes everything looked to be finished baking, although we messed up and put half the required batter in the cups. Looking back the cupcakes should have at least been in the oven for 20 minutes, so that was our bad.
The results still tasted good, and the best part about baking with silicone is that it's easy to clean up. Just a quick rinse was enough to get all the little remnants of the muffins removed. So for anyone planning an event, you can't go wrong using the Tea Cupcake Silicone Baking Cups, the worst that would happen is everyone would get a nice chuckle at how cute they look. We definitely fell for them.