Question About Cupcake Papers

Baking By MBHazel Updated 6 Mar 2009 , 4:36pm by BeesKnees578

MBHazel Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 12:05am
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I have 2 questions that I need some help with:

1. Why do my cupcake papers stick to the cupcake and tear it apart when you pull it off?

2. Do you decorate and serve your cupcakes in the paper you baked in? Or, do you remove and replace, or what???

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BeesKnees578 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 3:37am
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I have found that if I don't let my cupcake pan cool completely, that my papers stick to the cupcake and I end up with more on the papers than in my mouth. . .ALWAYS a bummer! So toss it in the fridge until it's cool between batches. It could also be something in the recipe, too. I think alot of brown sugar may cause more sticking. . .that's just a suspicion that I have.

Yes, keep the papers on that they were baked in. If you want them to look fancier, check out the laser cut paper wraps that are on Global Sugar Arts and other supplier sites. Just google "decorative cupcake papers".

MBHazel Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 1:47pm
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Thanks so much for your response BeesKnees!!!!

I will try that.


LetThereBeCake07 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 1:58pm
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sometimes i spray the inside of the cupcake liners with a little pam, that helps them release from the paper

MBHazel Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 2:02pm
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Let there be cake: Oh, well I will try the Pam trick too.

I see you're in SC too! Hi neighbor.

Redlotusninjagrl Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 2:12pm
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I spray the liners with a little Pam as well. My cupckaes never stick now. I am glad I am not the only one. My hubby thought I was crazy!

MBHazel Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 2:58pm
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Wow, seems everyone knew this but me!!!

I can't wait to try it.

Thnaks all of you for the info!!!


BeesKnees578 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 4:08pm
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Depending on my recipe, I have trouble with the cake shrinking back away from the wrappers when they are cooling leaving the cake exposed to dry out.

What to do with that situation???

bbmom Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 4:27pm
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BeesKnees578-I havent had this happen, but when I took one of the wilton cake decorating classes, the instructor told us that if you overmix your batter, it will cause it to shrink and pull away from the pan...not sure if thats whats happening with your cupcakes. I always set my timer and mix for the exact time the recipe states.

BeesKnees578 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 4:36pm
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I am pretty sure that I am not overmixing, since I am always worried about that drying a cake out or making the texture bad (from what I have heard), but I will be extra consciencious about it next time. Never can be too sure. . .

I love this site. Always such great advice!


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