I use the Pampered Chef stoneware muffin and a regular muffin pan. My cupcakes always turn out good, but I've heard a lot of people talk about actual cupcake pans...where do you get those and is there really such a thing?
Also, my cupcakes are never the same size. I am working hard on filling the liners only 1/2 to 2/3 full, but they are never uniform. Any suggestions on that?
For the size thing, use a scoop .... big cookie scoop, ice cream scoop.
I just use regular cupcake pans. They sell them in supermarkets, craft stores, department stores - nothing fancy. Although I think Wilton makes a larger cupcake pan. I use a cookie scoop to fill them - that way the batter gets evenly distributed.
Wilton actually makes two different cupcake pans. One is just like the pans in the supermarket etc. Dark grey, coated, average size cup. The other is a shiny silver. The cups are larger/wider. I find that only the Wilton brand cupcake paper works well with this pan. Regular papers are too small at the bottom for this one. I have been lucky enough to find cupcake papers in my $.99 store. They only come in white, but are labeled Xlarge and they are a little bit taller than the average cupcake paper. I fill my cups with an ice cream scoop too! More control, and more consistent size of cupcake. Good Luck!
For making cupcakes the same size I use an ice cream scoop.