Silicone Cup Cake Liners

Baking By Meemawfish Updated 13 Jan 2009 , 10:27pm by DsLady614

Meemawfish Posted 7 Dec 2008 , 11:58am
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Has anyone tried these? If so what do you do when they have finished baking? I mean like do you take them out of the silicone and put a paper liner on them or do you just leave them in the silcone liner? Also do they stick to the silcone liner or are you suppose to spray each liner? icon_eek.gif

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ngfcake Posted 7 Dec 2008 , 12:46pm
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I'd like to know that too!

rhondab Posted 7 Dec 2008 , 1:24pm
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I use them regularly, more often with muffins than cupcakes. I did spray them the first few times I used them, but don't have to do that now. Sometimes I leave the baked goods in the liner till we eat them, sometimes I take them out to cool so the bottoms won't sweat and get soggy.
They're sturdy enough to bake without using a cupcake pan, so I especially like using them when baking a small batch of goodies in the toaster-oven. Thye also work well for the many one-serving microwave cake-in-a-cup recipes available. Most recipes make 4 or 5 cupcakes, bake in the microwave in about 3 minutes. They have a better texture when done as cupcakes rather than one big cake-in-a-cup.

Meemawfish Posted 7 Dec 2008 , 1:43pm
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Thanks Rhondab. I was just wondering but I think I'll give it a go and see how mine turn out. I will post on here how everything goes. icon_biggrin.gif

Tashablueyes Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 7:26am
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Okay, sort of related question, sort of not... I have a Pampered Chef silicone flower pan. It is soooo cute and is supposed to make adorable little cakes shaped like flowers. The only problem is that the cakes ALWAYS stick! I gave up eventually and just tossed the thing in the cupboard and tried to forget how much money I spent on it. Then one day I saw Bobby Flay baking cornbread muffins in one of those iron corn cobb shaped molds and I thought "that's perfect! If cornbread can come out of basically an iron skillet type mold, surely they will come easily out of this insanely expensive and until now, completely useless pan"
Well, lo and behold, the stupid things stuck! Not ONE of them came out cleanly. Any ideas on why this is? This has completely soured me on silicone pans.

ceshell Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 8:20am
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LOL I do know that you have to grease and flour a silicone pan just like any other - did you do that Tasha? Because I found that out the hard way too icon_redface.gif.

As for the cupcake liners, I've seen them used both ways. I think it depends on how you want to display your baked goods. Generally I would vote for removing them though, unless you are certain that the people enjoying the cupcakes are going to return the liners to you and not throw them away. Strangely enough, I can actually taste the silicone plastic on the outside of my cupcakes so I don't even use the darned things anymore.

patticake1951 Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 1:25pm
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Originally Posted by Tashablueyes

Okay, sort of related question, sort of not... I have a Pampered Chef silicone flower pan. It is soooo cute and is supposed to make adorable little cakes shaped like flowers. The only problem is that the cakes ALWAYS stick! I gave up eventually and just tossed the thing in the cupboard and tried to forget how much money I spent on it. Then one day I saw Bobby Flay baking cornbread muffins in one of those iron corn cobb shaped molds and I thought "that's perfect! If cornbread can come out of basically an iron skillet type mold, surely they will come easily out of this insanely expensive and until now, completely useless pan"
Well, lo and behold, the stupid things stuck! Not ONE of them came out cleanly. Any ideas on why this is? This has completely soured me on silicone pans.



I have had that problem with using it for cupcakes too. Then I decided to try brownies in it and I never have a problem with them sticking. Spray it well w/ non stick spray. I usually use the crisco baking spray. Then sprinkle some powdered sugar over them.Usually have to level off the tops before turning them over though to have them sit level.

Tashablueyes Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 2:57pm
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Thanks Patticake, I will definitely try that soon!

giggysmack Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 3:08pm
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you could try freezing your flower cake and then removing it from your silicone.

EyeCandy Posted 12 Jan 2009 , 2:59am
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I just purchased the Wilton Silicone Cupcake Liners in round and square and so far love them. You do need to grease the inside of the liner, I used PAM and when I was done baking I left the cupcakes inside them. They are a bit of a pain to remove later on but look really cute. Otherwise, mine did not stick to the cupcake, nor did it leave behind a taste of silicone.

With that said, I do kind of prefer the paper liners just a bit for the fact you don't have to clean them after, worry about loosing them and they come off of the cupcake easier.

thin4life Posted 12 Jan 2009 , 3:06am
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I HATE silicone anything, especially the cupcake liners. You MUST spray the liners in order for them to come out decent and they are an absolute pain in the royal butt to clean. The only way to get them thoroughly clean is to run them through the dishwasher. I have a heart shape set and a regular set and I never use them.

EyeCandy Posted 12 Jan 2009 , 3:10am
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Wow, that stinks you are having a hard time with them, though I will agree that they are a pain to spray and clean. Getting them off the cupcake without getting your fingers covered in frosting is a pain as well. It's my first time trying them though and I was happy with it overall. I want to try using the square ones for brownies. Anyone try that?

ceshell Posted 12 Jan 2009 , 6:11pm
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I've used the diamond ones for mini flourless chocolate cakes, they worked just fine. I'm sure they'd work just as well for brownies thumbs_up.gif

EyeCandy Posted 13 Jan 2009 , 4:24am
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Good to know, I'll try that out sometime soon (rather my husband will, he's the brownie and cookie freak).

I wanted to come on and say I used my silicone liners again tonight and I am not as happy with them. I don't know if its just me but I feel the cupcakes that come out of the silicone are significantly smaller in size than my paper liner ones. icon_sad.gif I'm going to reserve the silicone for desserts other than cupcakes at this point. I was NOT happy with how small they were, no wonder this mix made so many.

Otherwise, clean up is a breeze and they don't stick to the liner, so no negative remarks on that.

DsLady614 Posted 13 Jan 2009 , 10:27pm
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I have on set of those liners and the only reason I use them is for my "samples". I will use a little extra batter to make a couple cuppies to make sure my flavors are right. They never leave the house. Otherwise, I think they're sort of a pain.

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