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Awesome for Non-Halloween Use Too
on December 10, 2012
Like I'm sure most people did, I bought this over Halloween in order to make fun individual cakes.
Nice heavy pan, good and sturdy, doesn't look or feel like a cheap novelty item, it is definitely built for real use.
That said, I've found that this pan excels at making cakes for any time of year (long as you can look past the fact they're coffin shaped). Each one is pretty much exactly the right size for one generous serving of cake, and that rim around the outside means it holds the icing right in the middle with a cake border all the way around to keep it in place. Means you can pick the whole thing up and eat it as oversized finger food as opposed to having to carry a plate and fork, its been a blast at parties so far.
Only thing that keeps if from a 5 star rating for me is that it is just barely too small for doing all of one standard cake mix in. Don't get me wrong, you can easily put the whole mix in there and it will contain it all without dripping in the oven, but your mix will rise up past the top quite a bit and require you to trim it back down. If it had been just a quarter inch deeper it would have been perfect.
But hey, this way I get to make goodies for everybody else, and nobody knows how much of the cake I get to eat myself when I'm cutting off the bottoms. ;)