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need immediate baking help!!!!!!!

what is the difference between a dark metal pan and a dark/non-stick pan? i have this mini muffin tin that makes 24 muffins and i'm trying to make cupcakes for my baby's birthday today but i don't know if my pan is metal or dark because it's like a black shiny metal pan.

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Asked by that_one_chick at 8:35 AM on Jul. 9, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • The difference is in how long you have to bake for. Try to google it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:36 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • yes, i know, that's why i'm trying to figure out what kind of pan i have

    Answer by that_one_chick at 8:40 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • Pour the cupcakes up, put them in the oven and check them about 15 minutes before they are supposed to be ready. Let them bake until you can insert a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean. Just keep a close eye on them and they will be fine.

    Answer by kustomkrochet at 8:40 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • I would definitely say the dark. Most cupcake pans are metal (with the exception of the new silicone ones) so it matters more whether the pan is shiny or dark. Dark will retain more heat so it may not have to cook as long. Definitely keep a close eye on them until you are used to the pan.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:44 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • Does it FEEL like it has a non stick coating or does it feel smooth like metal? If in doubt, grease it anyway. It won't hurt the non stick coating if you do.

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 9:47 AM on Jul. 9, 2009

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