The bane of my existence

Macy’s birthday party is in 4 days. It’s going to be a good one, if I do say so myself. Look forward to that post. :o)

My friend Val loaned me this pan. I Googled. I read all the tips. I decided to do a test run last week using a regular old cake mix. Not enough batter. I did another test run yesterday using this recipe from the Wilton site (minus the coffee…don’t call the Mormon police on me just yet). WAY too much batter. Whatever you do, DO NOT put 4 and 1/2 cups of batter in the top of that thing!

Today I try again. After I clean my oven.

And seriously…if anyone has used this pan and lived to tell about it, leave me a comment. Please?

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  1. Jennette has that pan and makes it all the time. Check with her. :)
    We're coming…if all goes as planned we will be leaving Thursday morning. Can't wait to see you!

  2. Kari @ Ucreate says:

    That pan is on my wish list! I didn't realize it would be such a pain…lol! I can't wait to see your final product.

  3. porter family says:

    i saw that pan on someones blog for the first time just a few days ago! how funny. anyway, they had the tip to only use the recipe that was on the packaging that came with the pan. hope that helps.

  4. I think you are brave for even trying it…let alone three times!

  5. Your cool friend Cheryl says:

    I would've given up already. You're brave to keep trying!

  6. Turtles In Alaska says:

    please share when you figure it out.Its on my wish list.

  7. Sorry about the spillage. I guess I get to learn from you because that is on my wish list for my daughters first birthday. Fortunately that isn't until March so I have time to practice.

  8. Al, Wendy, Max, and Lil says:

    Char, Tara Matheson has that pan and makes them all the time. If it is the same one. Good luck…I saw the aprons, etc…for the party and can't wait to see the post. Can Lilly be one of her friends?

  9. Michael and Dena says:

    I made one of those cupcakes for my sons Birthday. I did 2 cake box mixes. It turned out really good.

  10. My friend makes these all the time, I'll ask her and let you know.

  11. Liz Casstro says:

    Hahaha! I made that cake for my daughter's first birthday last year and it took 2 boxes of cake mix-my schedule did not allow me time to make the cake from scratch! Here is a link to my post on her bday with a pic of the cake.
    It was lots of fun and very impressive. However, my daughter was terrified the cupcake would eat her instead!
    So my answer-2 boxes of cake mix:) Good Luck!

  12. Hi, I found your blog awhile ago and love to look at your fun stuff. I LOVE that cake pan, and just made the cake for my little girls birthday cake. I just used ONE cake mix. I filled up the top first about 2/3 full and then put the rest in the bottom part. It didn't turn out as large as I thought, but it was perfect…I ended up making 3 total! They are ADORABLE! Good luck and have fun!

  13. SugarandSpice says:

    I just stumbled upon your blog! WAY CUTE!! I love that ruffle butt onesie! I wish I had some advice on that pan…good luck!!!

  14. clayandrachelle says:

    I just wrote the exact same post yesterday. Ours didnt turn out well for my daughters 3rd birthday.

  15. Hi! I've been lurking for a little while, your stuff is DARLING! My BFF just did these for her twinners, she said she used 1 1/2 box mixes for each… good luck!!
    ~Shayla, Idaho

  16. OK…I'm trying again this morning. I consulted all the experts and even had Jennette scan the paper that came with the pan and email it to me.

    ***fingers crossed***

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