I must have had my mind on cupcakes after hearing about the world record setting cupcake the other day, because when I walked into Williams-Sonoma this week, one of the first things that my eye was drawn to was Nordicware’s Great Cupcake Pan. This pan is pretty new and seems to be another take on the Giant Cupcake Pan made by Wilton, which has been around for awhile. It bakes a large cupcake-shaped cake in two pieces – the frosting and the cake base – which can be assembled and decorated any way you like.
Like all Nordicware pans, this one is heavy duty and made of cast aluminum with a nonstick finish on the inside. The cupcake that it makes seems to be a little bit smaller than the Wilton version, and even though I personally like the swirl on the top a lot, the Wilton pan is a bit less expensive, so you might want to take that consideration if you’re in the market for a cake pan like this one.