The George Foreman Grill of Cupcake Makers

Babycakes Cupcake Maker in Cambria Cove catalog.
Babycakes Cupcake Maker in Cambria Cove catalog.

What the George Foreman Grill did for cooking meat, the Babycakes Cupcake Maker hopes to do for cupcakes. Recently spotted in the Cambria Cove catalog, it comes in two colors -- Vanilla Cream or Pink (what, no red velvet?) -- and promises to make eight mini-cupcakes in 5-8 minutes. It's an Easy-Bake Oven for grown-ups, a notion that's brilliant and terrifying.

Brilliant because who doesn't want quick, easy cupcakes? Terrifying because the cupcake-making process, in deference to waistlines everywhere, shouldn't be made easier.

Besides, can the cupcakes from this contraption possibly taste good? Then again, I was wary of the George Foreman Grill, but for a brief, healthy period of my life, it was my go-to grill pan.

Still, I'm skeptical of the ad copy that claims it allows you to churn out "conversation-making hors d'oeuvres" like mini-pies, tartlets, quiches and scones. Got $40? You can find out for yourself.

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