WOODSTOCK, GA -- When Sandy Portis is ready to whip up a batch of cupcakes, she gets lots of help from her two kids, Carson and Macie.
Although they've always been popular, it seems like cupcakes are hotter than ever.
"They taste good and they're sweet," said seven year-old Carson.
"They're easier to hand out," Sandy explained. "It's not the big mess, especially if you're taking them to school for something."
The Babycakes cupcake maker claims it's the quick, easy way to prepare a batch of mini-cupcakes.
After mixing her batter, Sandy poured two tablespoons into each paper cup and shut the lid.
It normally takes more than 20 minutes to bake cupcakes in the oven. But in just five minutes, Sandy had eight golden browned cupcakes that are ready for the kids to decorate.
"I think the nicest thing about it is if you're working with kids, they cool quickly," said Sandy. "I can keep working on them and they can be decorating."
The set comes with an icing bag with decorating tips, but Carson and Macie are just as happy with the pre-packaged icing and decorations.
Meanwhile Mom tried pouring her mix directly into the baking cups. Before long her cupcakes were perfectly cooked and popped out looking great.
"It tastes pretty good," said Sandy.
Our young testers liked them too.
You can also use the cooker to make muffins, tarts, brownie bites, appetizers and quiche. The Babycakes cupcake maker retails for about $30 but we've seen it on sale for half that.
"It definitely is not a need in my life but it's kind of fun," said Sandy.
Clean up couldn't be easier, after the unit cools - just wipe the non-stick cooking surface with a damp cloth.
"It wipes right clean," Sandy said.
After spending some fun family time together, our testers are unanimous.
"Our rating for the Babycakes," said Carson "is two thumbs up."