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Classic Cars Sweet Rides Cupcake Pan

Classic Cars Sweet Rides Cupcake Pan

Looking at this cupcake pan, I can’t help but think of the board game Battleship, where a bunch of boats are packed together in a rather haphazard way, waiting to be blown up by your opponent.  I’ve played a version of the game with cars instead of boats, which is why the car lineup here looks so familiar to me. Memories of board games aside, the Classic Cars Sweet Rides Cupcake Pan is a very sweet pan all on its own. The heavy cast aluminium pan is made by NordicWare and bakes eight slightly-larger-than-cupcake-sized miniature cakes, each in the approximate shape of a classic car.There isn’t much detail on the cars, so you’re probably not going to be able to pick out any specific models just by looking at them, but their lines definitely evoke the silhouettes of cars from the 1940s.

The pan is nonstick and releases the car shapes fairly easily after being well-greased. Pay special attention to the windshield areas of the cars, since that portion is slightly more likely to get stuck inside the pan when you go to turn out the cakes.You can then use icing to bring the cars to life, giving them custom “paint” jobs and accessories before giving in and eating them.

Classic Cars Sweet Rides Cupcakes

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  • Roggie
    July 28, 2009

    I have this pan and have made these a few time for our grandsons and they get a big kick out eating the finished cakes.You could also make their favorite muffins in these shapes also.

  • Wheeler's Crew
    July 28, 2009

    Wow, that’s an interesting idea. I’d love to know what other shapes are around? Your extra decorations are great too!

  • Mimi Wan
    July 28, 2009

    I have this pan too! It was on super sale at my Williams Sonoma outlet for less than $4 after Christmas. My daughter has a lot of boys in her class and I thought it would be fun to make. I divided the batter into 4 different bowls and put in different food colorings. I think used some candy that I bought to decorate rather than use frosting to speed up the process. The cakes turned out super cute! I even put gummy bears on some of the cars as drivers or passengers. I took photos, if you are interested.

  • Roggie
    July 30, 2009

    To Wheeler’s Crew Nordic-ware also makes a train version baking pan

  • Carburetor Stud
    October 3, 2009

    Wow..This are nice cars made out of flour, sugar, eggs and a lot more..lol..Hope all cars are edible.

  • Linda Jennings
    October 26, 2012

    I have the classic cars pan, plus some others, and at least one of those is for cookies. For reasons beyond my control, I haven’t used this one as yet. The recipe on the pkg is so small I have a hard time reading the measurements. So, my question to you is: Can you use just a regular cake mix in these molds? Sure would make my life easier! lol Thanks.

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