Decided to put the birthday pan to work. To review, I got this for my birthday:
And the results were fantastic.
I really need to break down and invest in plain white dishes for pictures. As you can see above, the plate is cute but totally distracts from the cake. I'm strapped for space, so storage is an issue, but this cake is so cute it needed a plain plate so it could stand out. It's what we used in culinary school.
The pan came with what is the simplest recipe I've ever seen for a pineapple upside down cake. The mini-cakes themselves are actually pretty substantial, one alone could be a meal. And most importantly, in addition to being cute as all heck, they're delish!
Almost dreading my next trip to Sur La Table, where we got this pan. Not sure which one I'll get next, but I think it's inevitable there will be more. At this rate I'll be single handedly supporting Nordic Ware.