Shaped pans mean that you don’t need to spend a lot of time decorating your baked goods, since they already come out in a holiday-ready shape. This is certainly true of Wilton’s Mini Pumpkin and Ghost Pan whichВ bakes up a half-dozen mini-muffin sized pumpkin and ghost shapes for Halloween. The pan itself is nonstick and, though both the pumpkin and ghost have some facial details on the pan, the details on the pan aren’t so precise that they make it difficult to remove the spooky treats when it’s time to take them out of the oven.
Putting the shape aside, you can use this pan just as you would use any other mini muffin pan, filling it with a recipe for miniature muffins, Chocolate Espresso Cups or even a cake mix and baking them up as you would if the shapes were simply round. You can leave the cakes/cookies/muffins plain or make up a batch of frosting to ensure they’re trick-or-treat ready. The only downside is that, since the pan only bakes six at a time, you’ll need to do several batches to use up all your batter. Fortunately, the pan cools down very quickly (so you can fill it up and send it into the oven with minimal down time) and the vast majority of batters can stand to sit around on the counter already mixed and be baked off in batches without any ill effects to what you’re baking.