There are many symbols of fall, from brightly colored falling leaves to freshly baked apple pies, which makes it easy to decorate your house or table for the season. It also makes it easy for cake pan manufacturers to come up with inspired designs that are absolutely perfect for celebrating the autumn season, like the Fall Icon Cakelet Pan. This pan has 24 mini cupcake-sized wells in four different seasonal shapes, including an acorn, a pumpkin, a pinecone and a walnut (The walnuts look just like some delicious walnut cakes I had in South Korea). The pan is detailed, and the finished cakes come out looking good enough to eat. The pan is made of nonstick cast aluminum, but because of the level of detail, using a pastry brush to coat the insides of each well with oil or melted butter before baking would be a good idea to ensure that you get the best results you can.
Use a pan like this for baking miniature cornbreads or pumpkin breads. The baking time for most recipes will be 10-12 minutes, or about the same as a mini muffin. You could even press cookie dough into the cavities to make fall-shaped desserts. When your cakes have baked and cooled, use a little bit of frosting (or butter, if you’re going a savory route) to sandwich them together in pairs so that you get the full visual effect of having bite-sized bits of fall on your table.