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We tested out two case sizes, the muffin case and the standard baking cake size. We then tried both of them out when they were set in a baking tray for support.
We then baked a cupcake in a muffin paper container, this is significantly larger than the standard cup cake. The results were similar to the above but larger.
We felt that more height would give a better appearance to the cupcake. To achieve this we set the filled cases in a metal muffin tray as shown below.
The standard paper containers gave better results when in the metal tray because the sides were better supported. The support of the metal tray gave the cupcakes more height. Muffin and standard containers both gave good results when supported by the metal tin.
The cakes in the middle of the tray were judged to be too large for a cupcake.
Having decided that cases, supported by a metal baking case gave the best results we then tested out what mixture amount in the cases gave the best result. Most recipes recommend just under or just over half full. Looking at our results we thought that maybe two thirds full would give better results. It would add more height to the cupcake.
Finally, towards the back of the picture are foil "sweet cases". These are much smaller than the other cases and give you bite sized cup cakes. Great for kids to bake, decorate and eat. Mums (and dads) will love them as a birthday present or for mothering / father's day.
Some supermarkets stock the basic foil cupcake containers but, for a full range, you either need to order them online or visit your local cooking shop.