One of the most common questions I get asked while looking for ways on how to make cupcakes is “How do I make cupcakes without a cupcake pan?” Many people have the impression that all cupcake pans must come with a baking ring or a tightly sealed, plastic-lined cupcake pan in order to make delicious and perfectly aligned cupcakes. This is not necessarily true, however. A very good alternative to using a regular-shaped pan is to use a non-stick angel food or sponge cake pan. You’ll find that using these two types of pans can give you perfectly aligned cupcakes that are just as tasty as if you were baking from a regular-shaped pan.
If you still have the misconception that cupcakes must come in cupcake pails or containers, think again. There are many non-toxic plastic-lined cupcake holders on the market today that can make your cupcakes just as attractive as if they had been baked in a conventional oven. And there are also plenty of different designs that let you choose how big and bold your cupcakes are so you can vary your decorations accordingly. The sky really is the limit when it comes to decorating your cupcakes, and you can’t really go wrong if you include a few tinted icing or fillers in your designs.
When you finally decide to try out how to make cupcakes without a cupcake pan, you can always opt to bake the cupcakes directly from your kitchen appliance. This might be a bit more challenging than if you were to bake them in your regular oven, but you’ll find that the end results are well worth the extra effort. If you’re not sure how to bake from your own kitchen appliance, you may want to find a friend who has baking experience and teach you how to make cupcakes. You may also want to visit your local cake shop and ask the owner how to bake without a pan to test out their equipment before you buy.