How big is a cup cake?

(4 Posts)
5Foot5 Fri 20-Sep-13 12:06:40

Thank you both.

It does sound like my "muffin" tins are the ones to go for then.

I guess I have usually been making fairy cakes in the past.

LeaveTheBastid Fri 20-Sep-13 10:15:16

Cupcakes are usually around 5cm across the bottom of the paper case, and just under 4cm high.

nannycook Thu 19-Sep-13 22:29:21

5foot5, i have tins for cupcakes that had a lable bun tin/muffin on it, little cakes are fairy cakes and are tiny. I find those tins are ideal and you picture looks like the size i make.

5Foot5 Thu 19-Sep-13 21:38:12

I have what I consider to be ordinary sized bun tins for little cakes.

I also have some muffin tins which are larger and for - well muffins obviously!

I want to try this recipe Cupcake recipe which I think must be American. She refers to them as cup cakes but in the directions talks about using a muffin tray.

Thing is I am not entirely sure how a cup cake differs from a normal cake and whether when an American recipe says a muffin they mean the same as someone from the UK.

I thought I could make the mixture then try to guess by looking at it which sort of tray to use, however I want to buy some pretty paper cases specially so I need to guess which to buy.

What does anyone think? Big muffin or little cake?

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