Cupcakes Too Small!?!?

Baking By Cakeonista Updated 22 Aug 2009 , 7:56pm by maryjsgirl

Cakeonista Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 11:24pm
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Hi everyone,
Im hoping you can give me your input, Im a little confused about now. I don't make many cupcakes for people but recently have been asked to make some for a party. The other day I made a batch just for my family to enjoy and after my husband saw them he said that they were to small to make for clients and that they should be bigger! I made regular cupcakes in my normal tins. So today I went out and bought new jumbo tins and liners but am wondering is this right??? The tins are huge and for a little child's party they seem too big. Does anyone know the correct size cupcakes that are being used today at weddings, engagements and such? Thanks for any input.

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CakeMakar Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 11:36pm
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Nope, even when I got into bakeries it's the same size I make in my kitchen--Your standard pan & liners.
If you're going to go with the jumbo size you need to adjust your price accordingly.

reenie Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 11:37pm
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I've always used the standard cupcake tin for mine. I measure the batter using an ice cream scoop. I've never had anyone say they were too small. I think your hubby just wanted more cake icon_biggrin.gif

mysonbronson Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 11:38pm
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I live in Hawaii and we still use the regular size cupcake which I think has 12 in a pan. I hope that helps. I think the jumbo ones would be just to big with alot of waste for a child's party.

kjjs Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 11:41pm
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Maybe your husband just wants a "MAN SIZED CUPCAKE"!! icon_biggrin.gif In my opinion, standard cupcake pans and paper liners are just that... standard. Unless your client specificly requests jumbo sized cupcakes (or mini cupcakes for that matter) standard are the way to go. I just did 2 childrens birthday parties with standard cupcakes.HTH icon_biggrin.gif

Cakeonista Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 1:42am
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Thank you so much everyone! I now feel much more at ease. I should know better than to listen to my husband about baking matters. lol

cylstrial Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 1:44am
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You could offer mini's at such and such a price. Then regular at this price and then jumbo at this price. That way they have lots of options!

It's like Burger King when they want to know if you want to Biggie size your meal (or is that Wendy's slogan?) But anyway, you see what I mean.

ZlatkaT Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 2:03pm
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Sorry to hijack this post, but I was too wondering, are we talking here baking in regular "Muffin pans"? Or are there any pans for cupcakes?

cylstrial Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 12:10am
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Originally Posted by ZlatkaT

Sorry to hijack this post, but I was too wondering, are we talking here baking in regular "Muffin pans"? Or are there any pans for cupcakes?

The regular muffin and cupcake pan is the same!

Williamus Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 10:02pm
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The "standard" cup cake pan isn't really standard. They vary in size from a 3 oz capacity to a 4 oz capacity. I recently bought new pans (Wilton) and when I got them home I compared them to the Chicago Metallic ones that I had (much more expensive) and lo and behold, the wilton ones were smaller...I returned the pan. The difference is significant.

teenycakes Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 9:06pm
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I'm just wondering if your husband didn't like the size because of a performance issue with the recipe. I have researched recipes for the past two years and discovered that when I make cupcakes, I want them to puff up and dome so that they don't look so tiny. I have recipes that I specifically use for cupcakes and recipes I use just for cakes. A few of the recipes are interchangeable. All of my recipes are from scratch. Were you baking from scratch, or from a mix? Most mixes dome beautifully due to all the leaveners. I rarely use mixes though, no one wants the chemicals.


maryjsgirl Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 7:56pm
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I bought some bulk liners from GFS and they were smaller than the liners I normally buy at Walmart. I always thought cupcake liner sizes were kind of universal, but I guess not.

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