Square Cupcakes ???

Baking By platinumlady Updated 27 Feb 2011 , 9:37pm by ProjectSquareCupcake

platinumlady Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 1:39am
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I had someone ask me for some square cupcakes and my mind is drawing a blank. It's for a birthday party party.gif & they want it to be different. I've been trying to google it. Needing some help here. What am I missing ... something tells me it's really simple that I'm over looking. detective.gif

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zespri Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 1:49am
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I have a silverwood multisize pan with extra dividers. I always thought I could put regular cupcake liners in those for square cupcakes. Marcela Capo does that in her cupcake book, but she uses individual square 'tins'. Also you can buy square muffin tins fairly easily.

gourmetsharon Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 2:04am
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I found a square cupcake pan at Walmart!
couldn't believe it! and it's sturdy and quite nice.

I use regular cupcake liners and they come out very nice.

I made regular coconut cupcakes to take to work and then made the same cupcakes in the square pan and took to work a month later. One lady swore that the square ones were soooo much better than the ones I had brought before. Same recipe, tasted exactly the same to me. LOL!

PistachioCranberry Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 2:17am
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I think it's ck products that makes the square cupcake pan(one of the white ones you can bake in) and the liners that go with it.

zespri Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 2:19am
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platinumlady Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 2:21am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gourmetsharon

I found a square cupcake pan at Walmart!
couldn't believe it! and it's sturdy and quite nice.

I use regular cupcake liners and they come out very nice.




Sweet! icon_biggrin.gif
So the regular cupcake liners take on the shape of the pan ... this is awesome...Stress can go away now...

Quote:
Originally Posted by gourmetsharon

I made regular coconut cupcakes to take to work and then made the same cupcakes in the square pan and took to work a month later. One lady swore that the square ones were soooo much better than the ones I had brought before. Same recipe, tasted exactly the same to me. LOL!





I just had a conversation about that a couple of days ago. We were talking about how presentation makes things "appear to taste better" even though it's the same exact thing... icon_wink.gif

platinumlady Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 2:22am
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Thanks everyone for your help

platinumlady Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 2:27am
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Originally Posted by PistachioCranberry

I think it's ck products that makes the square cupcake pan(one of the white ones you can bake in) and the liners that go with it.





What's "ck" stand for? square liners would be perfect

platinumlady Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 2:33am
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Originally Posted by zespri

this is the pan I meant, it's made by circulon
http://mamachronicles.typepad.com/.a/6a010536c5c2f4970c01156fefb4ae970c-800wi




This is exactly what I'm looking for icon_biggrin.gif

crp7 Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 3:07am
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GourmetSharon,

That is funny but so true. I know people that swear that difference colored MM's taste different.

gourmetsharon Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 3:08am
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these seem more shallow than the one I have. The one I use is 1 3/4" deep.

Mine is more like this one
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001IZZGMS/?tag=cakecentral-20

I think the brand name at Walmart was Better Homes & Gardens.

jenscreativity Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 3:15am
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ALSO, you can bake a sheet pan and cut your cake with a square cutter , if you don't want to buy the pan right now..that works too! Only thing with that is that you end up with some wasted cake,,but you can use that cake for cake balls or cake pops! Just a thought..but use a large square cutout to do it so it is not a petite four size, but reg. size cupcake size. Hope this helps

PistachioCranberry Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 3:16am
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They are about 3" wide and 1" deep

dsilvest Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 3:42am
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Wilton also sells a square cupcake pan. I bought mine at Walmart.

platinumlady Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 4:05pm
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Ok great...I'm gonna compare to find the best pans.

On the sheet cake idea...that really wouldn't work for this one ... cause they are going to pick up these cupcakes by hand at a party & don't want to be restricted to a plate. So that would be very messy.

I think this is going to turn out great

Thanks everyone

imagenthatnj Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 5:11pm
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I guess they want cupcakes like that cupcakery in California that's supposedly the only one in the country that makes square cupcakes. They've been in business for about 3 years.

http://www.cupcakessquared.com/

In one of the photos you can see a kid eating one of them. Their wrappers are just straight pieces of parchment, not wrinkled.

imagenthatnj Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 5:21pm
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I know some people use the square baking rings, but they're pricey.

http://www.jbprince.com/professional-culinary-molds/square-ring-25-inchx-25-inchx125-inch.asp

I also have the Silverwood pan zespri has and I think that's just the best. And there's this one from the same brand that global sugar art has...but pricey too.

http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=18896&name=Mini%20Cake%20Pan%20(Set%2016%20X%202%20inch%20Squares)%20-%20Alan%20Silverwood

ProjectSquareCupcake Posted 27 Feb 2011 , 9:37pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by platinumlady

I had someone ask me for some square cupcakes and my mind is drawing a blank. It's for a birthday party party.gif & they want it to be different. I've been trying to google it. Needing some help here. What am I missing ... something tells me it's really simple that I'm over looking. detective.gif




I used the Wilton muffin pans. Found them at Wal-Mart. They are perfect. You can used round liners, they form to the shape of the pan.

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