Muffin Vs Cupcake Pan?

Decorating By pottedmeatchunks Updated 7 May 2012 , 4:25pm by heartsnsync

pottedmeatchunks Posted 21 Aug 2007 , 5:45pm
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Hey all! So I have a silicon muffin pan that cupcake papers wont fit into...the papers are too fat and squish/crinkle when shoved into my pan. So I actually went to the grocery store and spent $12 on a new "muffin pan" and yet again my stupid cupcake papers dont fit. Is there a difference between a muffin pan and a cupcake pan? I'm pretty sure I don't have crazy sized cupcake papers because I have all different types for the different holidays and none of them fit...but they all used to fit in my mom's muffin pan back home icon_confused.gif

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pastrypantry Posted 21 Aug 2007 , 5:53pm
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Hi. I have never heard of such a thing!!! How strange, I really wouldn't guess why it won't work...I hope someone has a good answer...

olliegrl Posted 7 May 2012 , 1:56am
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I've been wanting to start making more "beefy" cupcakes in muffin pans, but am also worried about the size of my liners...

hopefully someone comes up with something...

scp1127 Posted 7 May 2012 , 10:33am
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Not all liners fit all pans. Slight differences will cause puckering.

You just need to find out if your pan is standard. Maybe the easiest way to check is to buy a pack of Reynold's liners. They are standard. If the fit, you will be able to look for standard liners and all will fit. Bulk lines always give bottom and side measurements.

If they don't fit, you will have to find liners for that size pan.

The word muffin is applied to all small well pans, from mini and micro to jumbo.

I'm not near my liners and pans, but the numbers are clear. Most big liners go up in 1/4 inch increments. The minis in smaller, I think 1/8's.

akaivyleaf Posted 7 May 2012 , 12:52pm
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Do you need to line your silicone pan? Bake the cupcakes and then use WRAPPERS for the finished cuppies versus a liner while baking. That is the beauty of silicone.

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 7 May 2012 , 3:44pm
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I remember when they were ALL the same size.

heartsnsync Posted 7 May 2012 , 4:25pm
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I noticed that some of my cupcake pans are a bit wider at the top than others about 1/4". I use the larger ones all the time because then I don't have to worry about the cupcake liner puckering as you describe. You would think all of them were the same size. I did not realize the difference until I began to notice that two of my pans never had the puckering problem.

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