"in Between" Sized Cupakes. Not Standard. Not Jumb

Baking By yumcupcakes Updated 17 Feb 2010 , 6:55am by cheriej

yumcupcakes Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 3:55am
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Hi,

I'm in the Metro Detroit area and there are a few cupcake shops around here that sell bigger sized cupcakes. The thing is, they are not jumbo sized cupcakes. However, they are a little bit larger than the standard sized ones. Does anyone know the diameter of these cupcakes? And where I can buy baking pans?

I sell cupcakes from home to friends and coworkers. Now that my business is expanding (by word of mouth), I want to take my cupcake making abilities to the next level (or two, lol). So I'm thinking, why not offer BIGGER cupcakes like the ones at the shop. I think jumbo will be too big...and thats why I want to get my hands on these "in between" sized baking pans and liners.

I actually did ask the employee at the shop what size pans they use. Of course, the employee would not tell me. Boo.

Any ideas guys? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!

14 replies
yumcupcakes Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 3:57am
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I forgot to mention, I looked at Wilton and other supplies online, and didn't find anything icon_sad.gif

Could it be that the cupcake shop get their pans and liners custom made?

*sigh*

JoyRide Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 1:01pm
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I know what you mean, and I've looked for some of those myself. The liners I'm thinking of seem taller but not jumbo size, right? Maybe someone will have the answers! icon_smile.gif

KHalstead Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 1:13pm
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someone on here posted a link before (can't remember the name of the company) that sold I believe 4.2 or 4.4 oz. cupcake pans. A normal cupcake pan is like 3 oz. and a jumbo is around 6, so these are pretty much dead center. She said a normal cupcake was about 3-4 bites and these were like 4-6 bites. I remember the pans were very reasonable (around $10 for a 12 cup pan I believe)

Hopefully she will see this thread and share with us!

DianeLM Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 4:05pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KHalstead

someone on here posted a link before (can't remember the name of the company) that sold I believe 4.2 or 4.4 oz. cupcake pans. A normal cupcake pan is like 3 oz. and a jumbo is around 6, so these are pretty much dead center. She said a normal cupcake was about 3-4 bites and these were like 4-6 bites. I remember the pans were very reasonable (around $10 for a 12 cup pan I believe)

Hopefully she will see this thread and share with us!



I ordered those 4.1 oz. pans from that vendor. Unfortunately, they were NOT 4.1 oz., but the exact same 3.5 oz. pans we all already own. The company admitted the description was inaccurate, refunded my purchase and changed the description on the website.

yumcupcakes Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 6:21pm
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Ohhh really. I'm glad you got your money back though.

So I'm thinking, what if I use jumbo pans, but use standard liners, and fill the liners almost full so the batter bakes higher so the cupcakes are actually larger than standard cupcakes? I guess the jumbo pans will help the batter rise instead of spreading out above the liners? I dont know..there has to be an easier way. Like finding the right pans lol

I really do appreciate all the input!

revel Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 7:47pm
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Did they sell minis as well? I've noticed that cupcake shop minis are taller than what i make at home with wilton pans. I like know where they get them as well.

DianeLM Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 7:56pm
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Here's the store that made the mistake. http://www.webstaurantstore.com/fourth953/products/muffin-pans.html
They have a very wide selection of muffin pans, but many of them are more than $35 each and some you have to buy a minimum of 6 pans!

yumcupcakes Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 8:01pm
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I've never seen "bigger" mini cupcakes, but I would like to know how to accomplish making those as well. I still can't come across on specialty cupcake pans on the internet.

btrsktch Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 12:03am
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Its not the pan size that makes the cupcakes bigger. Its the size of the cupcake liners and how you fill it.

For example, Cupcake Royale makes their cupcakes appear bigger by overfilling until they spill out over the sides of the liner. I'm sure its a combination of how they overfill and the temperature they bake that gets all of them consistenly like that.

A company called Baltimore Cupcake Company uses a liner with ruffles around it that is bigger than your standard sized cupcake liner (2 1/4" by 4" walls). I had seen where they got them from but I forgot. Sorry!

Also, try looking for mini muffin liners as well. Those tulip style liners (king arthur flour sells them) will yield you a bigger (and more unique looking as well) cupcake.

HTH

revel Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 1:02am
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ok..if you look on this site it has different volumes for cupcake pans..the print is small i needed my glasses to read it
http://www.cmbakeware.com/sites/default/files/pdf/012109_cm_09prod_cat_FINAL_small.pdf

It has minis at 1.1 or 2.1 oz

LacyHogan Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 2:24am
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I have a jumbo cupcake pan which is just a little bit bigger than standard cupcakes and i also have kingsize cupcake pan which is huge. I would think you are talking about jumbo and not king. If not, maybe i misunderstood. Good luck!

auntmamie Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 2:51am
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Are you talking about texas cupcake pans? King Arthur has those.

ZAKIA6 Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 2:56am
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Go to said store, buy the cupcake, then you can measure the cupcake, the liner and you also get to taste their product.
I've done this before when I thought my cupcakes didn't measure up to what certain popular bakeries were selling. Once I measured their liners it was the same size as what I was using, I think they just filled theirs more when baking.

cheriej Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 6:55am
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I measured the Sprinkles cupcake liners and they are 1 3/8" high versus the standard 1 1/4". You can find 1 3/8" liners and even 1 1/2" on fancyflours.com I personally like the Vestli liners but they are just slightly larger than the standard but are really beautiful.

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