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Can you think of anyone who does not like cupcakes? They look great, taste great and are a huge hit at any party. Now of course this type of bun making has been around for many years.

It is only recently, within the last 5 years, that making cupcakes has been taken to a whole new level. It was therefore only a matter of time before the big kitchen brands quickly launched the now familiar cupcake makers and machines.

What is a Cupcake?

It is a small cake that is made to be eaten by one person. Typically these are baked in a small thin type of baking paper or more commonly inside an aluminium cup with ridges.

They are then topped with some type of cream, icing and decorations. There are many ways to do this of course ranging from the very basic to the much more advanced.

These were better known in the UK as "fairy cakes." Going a long way back in history these types of small cakes were actually baked inside a pottery style cup (ramekin) which explains the true origin of their name.

Today any cake that is roughly the same size as a traditional teacup is considered to be a cupcake. These are also associated to the way in which cakes were made back in the day.

Modern day recipes are quite precise and will use ounces or grams to measure out ingredients. Back in the day recipes would have referred to cups and standard sized cups were used for those type of measurements.

Our Top Picks for Cupcake Makers

#1

4.5/5

Holstein Housewares HF-09013T Full Size Fun Cupcake Maker

You can bake up to 6 delicious cakes in only a few minutes with this colourful cupcake maker. It has non-stick coated cooking surfaces and the useful indicator light lets you know when the maker is on, preheated, and ready to cook.

It can be stored upright and it also has a safety lock built into the convenient carry handles and a non-slip base.

#2

4.3/5

Bestron Cupcake Maker

You can bake up to 7 muffin style cake baking machine. For anyone who likes a pink colour, then this is the model to go for. This uses a 700 watt motor which heats up quickly.

#3

4.2/5

SMART Retro Mini Cupcake Maker Bundle

The SMART Retro Cupcake Maker makes delicious gourmet cupcakes in just minutes. You can bake 8 light and crispy cupcakes It comes with a measuring jug.

It has non-stick plates and help release the cupcakes without tearing or crumbling, and to make cleaning easy with no scrubbing. This 
machine is light and portable and the unique retro style also adds a stylish touch to your kitchen.

#4

4.1/5

DSP Cake Pop Maker

This model uses 1700 watts of power and can make 12 cake pops at once.  It has a non-stick surface and that also helps with an easier clean up time. It is small in size and can be easily stored in a cupboard.

#5

4.1/5

TKG POP 1002 SI 8 Hole Cake Pop Maker

This cupcake maker can bake 8 round cake pops at a time. You can then add your own ideas such as sprinkles, icing, fruits, chocolates etc.

This maker has a high quality non-stick coating for easy cleaning. It has concealed hinges that prevent the dough from leaking beneath the baking plates. It also has overheat protection and a cool touch housing for safe handling. The cord also stores nicely away.

How To Make Cupcakes with a Cupcake Maker?

About the author 

Enda

I enjoy cooking and love using a whole variety of small kitchen appliances. On this website, I review many of the best kitchen gadgets that are fun to own, and even more fun to use.

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