No...I'm not baking up a bunch of cupcakes! I couldn't resist getting a very early start on some seeds I had...so I'm trying them in these peat cakes. I actually have bunches of sprouts in less than a week. I have to tell you, if you're wondering what to use to work the soil in those little pots, etc. look for your old baby spoons and pickle/fondue forks....they're the perfect size! I'm hoping to have some herb plants to put outside when the time is right.