I have baked a lot of homemade cakes, I have also baked with a number of different packet mixes. I am a confident home baker, but I also appreciate that not everyone has the confidence to bake from scratch, no matter how simple a home baker makes it sound. This is why packet mixes are so successful. I have a cupboard full of ingredients, if you are an infrequent or novice baker you will not have all the necessary ingredients to hand. But it is easy to have a box with pre weighed ingredients for that time or occasion you are ready to bake all waiting for you in the cupboard.
|Carrot Cup Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting|
|What's included in the Little Sins Cupcakery Cake Mixes|
|Little Sins Cupcakery Cake Mixes|
Included in each box are all the dry ingredients required to bake your cakes, and 12 cake cases. For carrot cakes this includes the dehydrated carrot, and chocolate chunks for the chocolate cakes.
You need to supply the eggs, oil and if required hot water. You will also need to make your own decorative topping.
The baking instructions were clear and easy to follow, printed in white text on a colour background they were also easy to read. Something many manufacturers do over look.
I have baked both the Double Chocolate Cakes and the Carrot Cakes. I followed the instructions completely. You may think you have a lot of mixture, but when split evenly between the 12 cupcake cases and it was the perfect amount. The cakes baked evenly and were well risen. I was fascinated with the pack of dehydrated carrot, which transformed with hot water. The inclusion of real carrot in this mix really made all the difference.
|Carrot Cakes made and ready for baking|
|Carrot Cakes from Little Sins Cup Cakery|
I know some people will be surprised that the Little Sins Cupecakery mixes did not include a topping or frosting. They do include a recipe leaflet with 3 different frosting recipes. But I will be frank with you I was glad they did not. I have yet to like any pre made cake frosting. Yes even the well known brand of frosting is a guppy disgusting mess. However, the only improvement I would like to see would be a sachet of icing sugar. If non bakers do not have flour and baking powder in the cupboard they are not going to have icing sugar. They can soon add either butter to create butter cream or water for a simple icing.
|Carrot Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting|
|Double Chocolate !|
If you like the sound of these cupcakes you can buy each of the varieties of Little Sins Cake Mixes from Amazon UK, they currently retail for £5.99 a box. The attractive packaging makes them an ideal gift for a non baker, maybe include a cake tin to create an ideal new home present too.
Disclosure: I was sent Little Sins Cupcakery Cake Mixes for the purpose of review.