Unitasker Wednesday: Mini Cupcake Maker

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!

Cupcakes are certainly the hip sweet treat these days. Walking through many cities across the U.S., you’re likely to find as many coffee shops as cupcake spots. But, you don’t have to wander in and buy these desserts — make them at home! While you’re at it, don’t even use your oven (which you already own) or a cupcake tin (which usually retails for just $7.00). Instead, purchase and use your extremely specific Mini Cupcake Maker:

After using this confection-specific appliance, store it in your cabinet next to your Muffin Magic, your cupcake batter dispenser, and your Perfect Brownie pan.

Or don’t.

Thanks to reader Janet for introducing us to this kitchen unitasker.

18 Comments for “Unitasker Wednesday: Mini Cupcake Maker”

  1. posted by Dawn F. on

    This $28 “appliance” only makes 7 cupcakes at a time?? Major unitasker-ish! :)

  2. posted by Suzie on

    For $10 you can buy this muffin pan, make the same size mini cupcakes, 24 at a time, in about 6 minutes.

  3. posted by Rue on

    This way you don’t have the temptation of having 24 mini cupcakes around (of which I would probably eat all of them)! Only 7 of them means fewer calories consumed AND delicious cupcakes – which makes it a multitasker! ;D

  4. posted by Kate Ashford @ HerTwoCents on

    My favorite part of this item is that customers who viewed this thing on Amazon also viewed mini donut makers.

  5. posted by deb on

    It makes 7 mini cupcakes? Maybe we can use Easy Bake mixes for this? Ha, and it says it’s “The Original”. Does that mean there’s a knock-off? What a hoot!

  6. posted by NoAlias on

    Ya’ll are giving this thing more credit than it is due… It only makes 6 cupcakes, not 7! heeheeheehee

  7. posted by SandyO on

    Yes…Why does it say 7 cupcakes when the picture on the box shows only 6? Someone can’t count.

  8. posted by momofthree on

    for sweets sake….I have my grandmothers old thick metal mini muffin pans and muffin liner papers….I make mini cupcakes and mini muffins when the mood strikes. No special gadget required and on a cold chicago day like today, what better reason to turn on the oven and warm the kitchen and stink up the house with the aroma of minicupcakes or minimuffins….
    I need to find a source for the mini cup liners, my supply from when grandma passed away TWENTY years ago is growing smaller (pun intended) by the day.
    Grandma was caterer by trade so having a lot of these is not a waste of space, and the fact that I am still using them 20 years later says alot for the quality of them…not yellowed with age or brittle or even “old” looking.

  9. posted by Suz on

    It looks a lot like a George Foreman grill. Maybe I’ll try baking a mini cake in that. Then my Foreman grill will become a multitasker.

  10. posted by Anita on

    Hilarious!

    … but now I want cupcakes. Sigh.

  11. posted by janice on

    i love (hate) that it’s the “smart planet” cupcake thingy. AS IF.

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    posted by Abeline on

    This is just a newfangled Easy Bake oven. Plagiarists!

  13. posted by joss on

    I guess it could work if you make the batter from scratch in very small amounts (or are comfortable throwing out mix); I’m assuming you don’t want a full batch because this would be the slowest possible way to get that. Not to mention the longer a store-bought mix sits around waiting for its turn to bake, the worse its rise.

  14. posted by Richard | RichardShelmerdine.com on

    That looks really cool.

  15. posted by Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog on

    But how else will you bake fresh cupcakes when you travel…;)?

  16. posted by Jill on

    I hate cupcakes, but adore muffins! That’s a cute machine lol.

  17. posted by Adrienne on

    My uncle got our family the mini donut maker for Christmas (he’s out of state, so I didn’t think I could return it). My four kids BEGGED me to make them donuts, and I relented. And they only took about 45 minutes (not including cleaning time) and $5 worth of ingredients. The donuts were mediocre, but the kids absolutely loved them. We’ll probably make donuts a few more times before I sneak the machine off to Goodwill.

  18. posted by Leslie on

    @momofthree – Amazon has these mini-cupcake liners available: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000GLPPJ4/associatizer-20/. Although it says they’re two inches, which doesn’t sound particularly “mini” to me.

    Sigh. Now I want cupcakes.

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