Wilton Brand Nut And Party Cups - Not Oven Safe

Baking By punkinpie Updated 14 May 2009 , 4:49pm by Susie53

punkinpie Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 6:14pm
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I called Wilton and was told that they are not oven safe - even though they list them on their website under 'Cupcake Baking Cups'.


This is sooo disappointing. Sadly I have been using them to bake cupcakes in. Nothing bad has happened (that I know of - lol) but since they are not made to be heated I won't take the chance again.

They are the only brand I have access to. Does anyone know if other brands are oven safe?

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bekahzzz Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 6:54pm
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I'm not sure of another provider...but that is a bummer....I was about to make 6 dozen cupcakes with those cups tonight. You said they did work for you in the oven right? I still might try, I don't have anything else to use. I wanted to use these becuase I'd be baking for hours otherwise, just don't have that many cupcake pans... icon_sad.gif

If anyone has any other info of this please respond!! icon_cry.gif

punkinpie Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 7:08pm
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Originally Posted by bekahzzz

I'm not sure of another provider...but that is a bummer....I was about to make 6 dozen cupcakes with those cups tonight. You said they did work for you in the oven right? I still might try, I don't have anything else to use. I wanted to use these becuase I'd be baking for hours otherwise, just don't have that many cupcake pans... icon_sad.gif

If anyone has any other info of this please respond!! icon_cry.gif




Yes they did work for me in the oven - no fires LOL Also the cupcakes tasted fine to me.

My only concern would be - is food safe? I asked about it being food safe, and she repeated that they were not oven safe. I couldn't get out of her if oven safe meant food safe to her or something else. Once I pointed out that they are listed in the Cupcake Baking Cups section, she couldn't get off the phone fast enough. Maybe others should try calling and asking.

bakers2 Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 7:19pm
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my logic says that they are food safe because they are made for food....I think they are not considered oven safe because they are coated in a wax finish so that they are leak resistent... they react much like wax paper in the oven...

check at your local restaurant supply for a paper condiment cup - I think a 3 oz. cup is comparable -

Charmed Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 7:22pm
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how did you find out that they are not food safe? I tried to google it

FromScratch Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 7:24pm
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Wilton is making new nut cups that are bright withe and shiney... perhaps she is talking about those? I only know because my husband pickd some up for me and he came home with these odd looking ones (still Wilton brand) and I tried them on a few extras and they smelled horrid (like burning plastic) when cooking.

Kimmers971 Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 7:44pm
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I don't know if they updated their website after your call, but it specifically says NOT FOR BAKING: http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E315459-475A-BAC0-584733D0E13452B6&fid=DA569C9E-423B-522D-FEBE2EEE085D7D1F

And these look like the regular matte finish not the new ones someone else mentioned.

Good Luck finding a comparable item - I'm sure someone out there makes one icon_smile.gif

bekahzzz Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 8:33pm
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hmmm, i wonder if I put the paper liners in the nut cups if they will bake ok? I guess I'll just have to test some, I have to do 6 dozen tonight...I'll let everyone know what happens...there are two different flavors so I better test both batters as they are completely different (Devils Chocolate and Red Velvet)!

I was just trying to save time by baking more on a sheet tray, otherwise I guess I'll just have to use my cupcake pans...the old-fashioned-way icon_biggrin.gif

punkinpie Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 10:10pm
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Originally Posted by charmed

how did you find out that they are not food safe? I tried to google it




I called Wilton. The rep said they are not oven safe.

punkinpie Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 10:15pm
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Originally Posted by Kimmers971

I don't know if they updated their website after your call, but it specifically says NOT FOR BAKING: http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E315459-475A-BAC0-584733D0E13452B6&fid=DA569C9E-423B-522D-FEBE2EEE085D7D1F

And these look like the regular matte finish not the new ones someone else mentioned.

Good Luck finding a comparable item - I'm sure someone out there makes one icon_smile.gif




They definitely updated the website since I called them a few hours ago.

makeovermomma Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 2:31am
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I used them anyways today. The ones I bought don't have the waxy finish on them. My oven didn't burn up, either!

bekahzzz Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 12:24pm
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I used both kinds last night...and tried with papers in and with them out and both worked fine...Maybe they are ok for baking at around 350 degrees, but nothing really high?? The old ones got a little discolored while the new ones held up perfectly.

cylstrial Posted 27 Apr 2009 , 11:03pm
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Interesting! Don't a lot of people just bake in a regular liner and then put the cupcake in the nut liner? Or am I way off base on that one?

makeovermomma Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 1:19pm
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Originally Posted by cylstrial

Interesting! Don't a lot of people just bake in a regular liner and then put the cupcake in the nut liner? Or am I way off base on that one?




Yes, alot of people just bake & slip, but I didn't know that! So like a newbie, I baked in the liner~ now I know better!

chassidyg Posted 11 May 2009 , 12:41am
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Originally Posted by makeovermomma

Quote:
Originally Posted by cylstrial

Interesting! Don't a lot of people just bake in a regular liner and then put the cupcake in the nut liner? Or am I way off base on that one?



Yes, alot of people just bake & slip, but I didn't know that! So like a newbie, I baked in the liner~ now I know better!




Ive done them both ways, but not with these new shiny wrappers, I wont put those in the oven!

PuffCake Posted 11 May 2009 , 2:15am
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I have a silly question. If you bake directly in these nut cups, how do you get the cupcake out to eat it? They don't pull away like regular paper cupcake liners and they don't tear. I made some cupcakes the other day in the Wilton cups (baked at 325...worked just fine) and can't figure out how to get them out! It would be even harder when iced! Does anyone know?

punkinpie Posted 11 May 2009 , 10:31am
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I make a tiny cut in the top edge before filling them. Then you can pull the wrapper apart.

Bellatheball Posted 14 May 2009 , 4:31pm
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I came in here just to ask this very question. I baked some last night but wondered if the wax coating would be safe or not. Man, I just sent some to day care too. icon_eek.gif

CakesGoneSweet Posted 14 May 2009 , 4:42pm
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There are two different types from Wilton like mentioned before. Luckily the shop where I get them still have the old ones. I am not sure if it is just old stock or what.

You eat them one of two ways. If I am giving them to someone that has not had them in the cups I will cut a small slit in the back of the liner after baking. My family knows to pull apart at the top seam like you were trying to separate one of the pleats and it will open up.

Susie53 Posted 14 May 2009 , 4:49pm
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Originally Posted by cylstrial

Interesting! Don't a lot of people just bake in a regular liner and then put the cupcake in the nut liner? Or am I way off base on that one?




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