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Don't Buy It, Until We Try It: Cupcake Secret

When you make cupcakes at home, they never seem to turn out like the ones you buy at the supermarket. Well, there may be an easy way to make sweet treats on your own. In this week's "Don't Buy It, Until We Try It," I tried out the Cupcake Secret.

When you go to make cupcakes, you can't forget about the liners. When you pull them out of the oven, they tend to stick to the pan. And, they don't usually taste like bakery cupcakes. Well, I will let you in on a little secret, a cupcake secret that is. All you have to do is fill them up and bake them.

Will they really help you make those perfect cupcakes? Well, "Don't Buy It, Until We Try It."

You can spend hours in the kitchen mixing up your favorite batter and the cupcakes usually turn into one sweet mess. The Cupcake Secret promises to help you make quick and easy cupcakes for around $10.

"It's pretty flimsy actually, so I don't know how much the cupcakes will actually sit in here because the batter can probably weigh it down a little bit," said Sarahbeth Ackerman, the cupcake queen. "So, I don't know. Hopefully, it will work."

While we mixed up the chocolate cake mix, we heated up the oven at 350 degrees.

Ackerman said, "We have all the ingredients, time to make cupcakes."

Before it was time to pour in the batter, there was one important step. The Cupcake Secret pan is a little flimsy, so I put it on a cookie sheet. The secret I was telling you about earlier, I'm going to let you in on it; I put some Reese's on the base of the pan and put the secret covers on top.

"There is a fill line I have to keep the batter up to," said Ackerman.

Once the Cupcake Secret was filled with batter, they were ready to go in the oven. After about 15 minutes, they were ready to cool.

Ackerman said, "Oh, wow, this is really easy."

While the cupcakes were pretty easy to pull out of the pan, we ran into a little trouble with the chocolate filling.

"I'm going to say I'm not too pleased with it because you shouldn't have to crack open a cupcake to find a little piece inside for your candy or whatever you're going to put in there," said Ackerman.

We just got done trying out the Cupcake Secret, and I have to say, it was one big sticky mess. The only thing it had going for it was the taste, of course. As far as the secret middles, well, they didn't work out so well. So, this week's "Don't Buy It, Until We Try It," earns a thumbs down.

If there are any "As Seen on TV" products you would like to test out, contact me via email at afox@kmot.com or send me a message on Facebook.

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