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I would not purchase any other bakeware range as Lakeland's are competitively priced and produce perfect results every time. Fantastic quality, great value.
Published 05 Mar 2014
Great little cakes”
Good tin, solid and heavy. I have found that Lakeland muffin cases fit this tin well but liners would be better like with the mini loaf tin.
Published 27 Feb 2014
Always great results from these”
I've had this product for a couple of years and I always get a great batch of cakes which everyone loves. A bit of cake release enables then to come out of the pan easily. Have used the recipes on the Lakeland website and others and have always been pleased with the results. My tip is to leave the cakes in the pan to cool for 10 mins before releasing them from the pan.
Published 17 Feb 2014
I love the way this pan is designed, the loose bottoms are stored in a plastic case in one of the holes and you also have a few spares. You do need to grease this pan well or your cakes will stick to the pan. I have found no difference between cake release and butter though in loosening the cakes. I've also found leaving them in the pan for 10 minutes or so helps them to release. The pan is easy to wash in the dishwasher and it's very heavy duty. I would highly recommend this pan, the cakes or cheesecakes I have made look so pretty, but you do need to use quite a robust cake mix.
Published 17 Feb 2014
does what it says in the tin”
I greased tin with butter and put the batter in. I levelled batter with a teaspoon and then made a slight well in the centre like you would on a big sponge. They still rose very well but left a nice little mound like you should have on a sponge ( but at least you are sure to have a flat base). Mine took 22 minutes to cook without being over cooked ( oven was at right temp as I always use a lakeland oven thermometer to double check) I let them cool in the cake tin and they popped out a treat. They looked lovely filled but the buttercream quantity was far too much. Great tin.
Published 17 Feb 2014
This tin is amazing! It arrived yesterday and today I have made the mini Victoria sponges and the coffee and walnut cakes. Both turned out brilliantly and I even forgot to grease the tin but they still fell out easily! I left them to cool for 5 mins in the tin until I could touch it, put a cooling rack over the top and turned the whole thing over. 2 needed a tap but the rest fell out! I'm well impressed!
Published 14 Feb 2014
Neighbours like them!”
Having read about sticking problems, I lightly greased the tins with soft margarine. I use an ice cream scoop to measure in the Victoria sponge mix (a tip I learned for making cupcakes) but did not have enough mix for 12 cake-lets so made 11. Left them for 2 minutes before turning out. No problem there. But next time I would just fill the tins to 1/3 as my sponges are a bit mushroom shaped, and bake in a slightly cooler over (Mark 4). I split the cakes with a sharp knife and sandwiched them with homemade fig jam and mascarpone. Yummy! Not 5 stars as too expensive.
Published 27 Jan 2014
Bought these and have already made the chocolate cakes and victoria sandwiches (found the recipe on site a little dry). Used the quick release as suggested and no problems. Little tip, the 1lb jam waxed circles fit in the bottom perfectly.
Published 17 Jan 2014
Perfect individual desserts”
I bought these tins to make individual chocolate truffle tortes for the Christmas lunch menu at our local Community Cafe. Perfect results. Perfect presentation. Perfect portion size. I haven't yet tried baking sponge cakes using the tins. Having read some of the reviews, as an experienced baker, I may be tempted to line the tins with a circle/band of silicone paper - 'Belt and braces' for perfect results. This will also protect the sides of the cakes and could reduce crispy sides.
Published 18 Dec 2013
great great great”
I think the title says it all. This mini tin makes great little cakes, perfect for making loads of mouth sized treats (we have big mouths in our family). You need to ensure you only half fill or else they may spread all over the top. Tried some of the recipes on here and they are really tasty, especially the mini ginger cakes, so light. Just be careful on timings it says 40 mins but only needs 20 - 25. Only thing which would be nice is some mini cases for these as I have a few recipes I would love to try and would benefit from lining
Published 06 Dec 2013
very good! just dont forget the cake release!”
Made the ginger and orange buttercream cakes (watch recipe is 24 instead of 12!! search site for "mini" and then select recipes) and first batch used cake release and they came out no problem and were amazing!! However forgot the cake release for the second batch, and yup they stuck/crumbled on the sides and bottoms. So definitely need a spray with cake release before filling half way. Can't wait to try mini christmas cakes and the others including cheesecakes!
Published 02 Dec 2013
Mini Sandwich Tin is a star!,”
I rarely write reviews but wanted to add my thoughts about this tin. I am a very inexperienced baker but have had some very impressive results with this tin. It was pricey but the compliments I have received for my mini sandwich cakes have made it well worth the money. Well done Lakeland!
Published 27 Nov 2013
I bought these earlier this year and have used them several times now. I did like others find them difficult to use the 1st time but have now got the hang of them. We have just had a Christmas fair at our church and made mini victoria sponges with jam, lemon curd and other fillings and they literally sold like hot cakes. They will definately be used again and I am seriously thinking of getting another set so I don't have to wait for the 1st lot of cook.
Published 21 Nov 2013
Mini Victoria Sponge - 12 cup mini sandwich tin”
After reading all the reviews, I purchased these tins and tried them out for the first time yesterday. I was delighted with the results. I had used the 1lb wax jam discs on the bottom of the tins as well as using cake release. Both of these tips were mentioned in the reviews and it worked a treat. After waiting two minutes after removal from the oven, the cakes slid effortlessly from the tins. If you use this method, I would suggest removing the wax discs from the cake bottoms as soon as possible and before they cool. I am delighted with my purchase and they will be well used..
Published 20 Nov 2013
Invaluable but coating chips easily despite hand washing”
by Mr Plant
We have 2 sets of these tins and use them at least weekly to bake cakes (even crumble 'sandwiches' with a moist but not loose filling). It's straightforward to bake a standard-size recipe in useful, neat portions to give away or to freeze. Each cake bakes well. We followed tips in previous comments and de-tin soon after removing from the oven and this works for us. Overall, we're very pleased with the functionality of these tins. However, despite careful handling, hand washing, and attention to drying, the external coating chipped after 1st use so we're concerned about future durability.
Published 15 Nov 2013
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by Theresa Holt
Love the idea of these little tins, which despite other comments I have read, did not stick. Unfortunately I found the sides of the cakes crispy rather than soft. Any advice as to how I can avoid this please?
Published 13 Nov 2013
A note from the team: As soon as you put the cakes on the cooling rack cover them with cling film for a couple of minutes. You can feel the edges get soft, so as soon as they're soft, take the cling film off and let the cakes cool as normal. The cling film helps keep some of the heat in and creates a little moisture to make the edges soft. We hope this helps
Absolutely gutted that these don't work. I made some mini Victoria sponges for my boyfriends birthday but when I came to take them out of the tins they were an absolute mess. They had stuck and no matter how carefully I tried to tease them out they just ripped apart. Even with a second attempt with greased tins they were not much better. I am really disappointed that what I thought was a wise investment turned out to be an utter waste of money. I had to make a dash to the supermarket to buy some cakes.
Published 11 Nov 2013
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Great, but hard to get out !”
I bought two lots of these baking tins. I read the reviews so made sure I greased the tins well but they still stuck to the tin. I managed to rescue about half which looked okish but the others looked awful. They are a great idea, I just wish they would come out as perfect looking as the pictures!
Published 11 Nov 2013
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mini cake tins”
Bought these after reading such good reviews. However found it impossible to get cakes out of tin even after leaving it for 2 mins. Only managed to rescue half of them. Rather disappointing as the tins were expensive and I expected them to work.
Published 06 Nov 2013
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mini victoria sponge tin”
have read lots of reviews so decided I would veer on the side of caution and oiled the new mini Victoria sandwich tins nightmare they all stuck and had to use a knife to get them out needless to say that although they taste fine they look horrendous will try again but not very impressed so far
Published 05 Nov 2013