My fabulous Mama, Fabgrandma, knows how much I like to bake, so back at Christmas, she sent me this cool Mrs. Fields Half N Half Cupcake Pan.
I made some awesome Spumoni Cupcakes for Ken a while ago and it was a big pain to spoon the different batters into each cup quickly enough to get a cupcake that was really half and half. They turned out great, but I was still excited to try out this pan to see if it would make the job easier.
I had these colorful cupcake liners, which seemed appropriate for Easter weekend cupcakes.
First I put them in the pan and then added the plastic divider.
Then spooned in the batter. I have to admit to being lazy and using boxed mixes for these cupcakes, but they were still yummy!
It was a little messy, but not too bad. I was worried that it would make a big mess when I took out the plastic divider, but it was no problem at all. It came out and cleaned up easily even though I forgot to spray it first according to the instructions that came with the pan.
And they were ready to go in the oven!
When I took them out of the oven, I realized the one problem I had with these cupcakes wasn’t the fault of the pan. It was my own fault for using two different brands of mixes…doh! So that’s my one bit of advice for this pan…use two similar recipes or two of the same brand of mix. Otherwise, one mix might bake or rise a bit faster like mine did. Luckily for me, both cakes baked all the way through!
After I added the icing, you’d never know about that little mishap, though!