I own a 6-cup muffin tin and 2-mini muffin tins. Having just 1 “regular” muffin tin can be a challenge for me when I decide to make cupcakes!
It takes a while to bake 24 cupcakes with 1 tin! Add to that the fact that I have been out of paper cupcake liners for about a year, it gets really tricky! (I didn’t want to spend money on something that would be thrown away!) I typically would end up baking 2 batches of “regular” and 2 batches of “mini” cupcakes with the sides of the tins very generously greased down to prevent sticking!
Enter one of my Christmas gifts, silicone baking cups, from John David’s mamaw. I was very excited when I opened them because I had been wanting to try them out, but I was a tiny bit skeptical of their performance abilities.
I documented my trial run with the cute flower shaped silicone baking cups:
Here they are, with a little cooking spray to prevent sticking! I think the flowers are really cute!
Filled up with muffin batter and in my lone muffin tin!
Here are the other 6 filled up and sitting in a baking dish…I just had to try and see if they would work without the muffin tin support!
The muffins baked up wonderfully and came out of the cups with no problem!
Here are the “unsupported” muffins! They baked up just the same which is very exciting because it means I don’t have to buy another muffin tin now! (I could even get rid of the one I have…that’s a thought!)
Since the cups were greased and the muffins came out without sticking, washing these was really easy! (I don’t think it would be much fun at all if the muffins stuck!)
My experience with silicone baking cups was wonderful! I think they are a wonderful kitchen investment because they eliminate the need for both muffin tins and paper liners! Less kitchen clutter and waste!
You can purchase a 12-pack of silicone baking cups under $10 on amazon.com. I’m sure you could do even better finding them on clearance or even at yard sales! But they’re completely worth the “extra” investment over paper liners!!
Have you tried silicone baking cups? What is your opinion?
If you’ve never tried them do you think you’ll try silicone baking cups out?
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