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Jun 10, 2009 09:08 AM

Where can I buy American cupcake cases in London?

I recently bought the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook, and realised to make cupcakes as you would buy in one of their stores you need American (large) cupcake cases. I can't find them anywhere in London, so ended up using muffin cases, but these spread to much and I ended up with flat, wide cupcakes. Still tasty, but not the same. Any tips?

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  1. Somewhere like Nisbets may have them - they have pretty much everything else!

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    1. re: pj26

      Thanks, can't seem to find them on there... you wouldn't think it would be so hard to find cupcake cases!

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      1. Maybe Lakeland? I guess I'm glad I brought my American cases along with me. I didn't realize they are bigger than the muffin cases here, and maybe they are not for all I know.

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        1. re: zuriga1

          Lakeland sells them, as do most cooking shops which tend to have cases imported from America.

          There's a load of them on eBay too.

          1. re: nanette

            Funny how the brain works. Even though the OP said 'cases,' in my mind I was thinking the aluminium pans. I think in America those are often called muffin pans, too. Good to know that Lakeland sells the cases. Thanks.

            1. re: zuriga1

              Yeah, I wasn't too sure either. You can't use a "bun"/yorkshire tin to make proper cupcakes or muffins and we (as Americans) have a different sized tin.

              It seem here that there are a wide variety of liners making it most confusing.

              1. re: nanette

                Maybe people should be looking for fairycake liners. They seem about the same size as 'our' American cupcakes. :-) I just love that name.

        2. You can order them from Amazon(US). Look for "cupcake pans".

          1. Place the muffin cases in a metal tart tray to stop them spreading, it also helps to fill them.