Making cakes for a crowd can be a little nerve-wracking. Without cutting into the cake and ruining its presentation, how can you make sure it tastes good before serving it? The Nibble Pan is a smart solution for that problem — it's a cake pan with a little silicone sidecar for baking a small amount of batter alongside the full cake.
Since the taster portion would bake through more quickly than a full-size cake, I'd remove the silicone cup from the pan 5 to 10 minutes before the cake is done. Having a mini cake would not only let you taste your creation before serving it to others, it would let you test out different frosting combinations, or provide a small treat to anyone in the house driven crazy by the scent of warm cake.
This is also an idea that would be easy to DIY: simply fill an individual silicone cupcake pan with a little batter and bake it alongside the full-size cake.
→ Check it out: Nibble Pan at Quirky Products
Do you have any tricks for tasting cakes before you serve them?
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