Does it Work: Babycake Cupcakes

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by Sandra Parker

WVEC.com

Posted on November 16, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 16 at 5:52 PM

What is it? A cooking appliance with eight reservoirs that heat up to make eight mini cupcakes

What does it claim? That you can bake 8 mini cupcakes in five to eight minutes

Who tested it? Virginia Beach resident and cupcake lover Jada Massey

What Are The Instructions? It's important to note that when you first use your babycakes cupcake maker you may notice smoke or a slight odor. This is normal and should quickly disappear. When you're ready to start making your cupcakes the first thing you need to do is prepare your ingredients in advance. Then fill the eight cooking plate reservoirs. Be careful not to overfill the reservoirs. Now you can insert the electrical plug firmly into the wall outlet. The red POWER light will illuminate. Close the cover until the locking latch clicks into place. After 3 to 5 minutes, the green READY light will illuminate. That an indicator for you to check on the progress of the cupcakes.
Slowly open the top cover by releasing the locking latch. Be careful to avoid touching the cooking surface because it will be hot. Insert a toothpick into the middle of all the cupcakes to make sure it comes out clean and dry. Be sure to check all of them because different spots in the babycakes cupcake maker may heat differently.
When they are done remove the prepared foods from the cooking plates with a plastic, non-metallic and heat-resistant utensil. Now you can add another batch of ingredients or unplug the power supply cord after cooking and allow the babycakes cupcake maker to cool before moving or storing.
To clean it make sure you unplug the appliance and let it cool down. Never immerse your babycakes cupcake maker in water. Instead dry with a paper towel to absorb excess oils. Then brush crumbs from the grooves and wipe with a damp cloth and mild soap. Avoid using sharp utensils because they will scratch the surface. Do not use cleansers or oven cleaners on the cooking plates. To clean the handles and exterior, use a damp cloth with mild soap and towel dry.

Did it work? Our tester thought it did a great job making the mini cupcakes fast. That part she liked. She said it was quick and easy. Then she went to clean the babycakes cupcake maker(cq). That part she didn't like so much. She really had to use some elbow grease to get the damp paper towel to remove the baked on cupcake mess left behind. She said it took longer to clean it then it did to make the cupcakes. To her that was more hassle than it was worth

Cost/Availability? We purchased The Babycakes Cupcake Maker at Bed, Bath and Beyond for $29.99.

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