Hi guys any one have any ideas on this problem?
I am doing 75 cupcakes for an 18th birthday, she wants pretty pink in it all!
So I bought some lovely wilton bridal shower pink dotty cases and luckily had a practice bake with them and they went quite transparent and ended up looking more like a tinge of orangy cases! I know its the sponge showing through, but this is no good. I then tried putting 2 together and a plain white one inside a pink one but though a bit better still not right.
I thought about baking in a plainwhite one then dropping it in a pink case but its hard to get an exact match.
Unless someone has a foolproof plan I will have to use the foil ones as I know they are ok.
Just wondered if there is a way around using these pretty pastel cases at all.
i think i read on cake journal about some that dont go clear...
maybe bake in white, then after put a drop of elmers glue in the bottom of the pink, and stick the cupcake in?
You need grease-proof cupcake liners (the Wilton ones and the non-foil Reynolds ones are not grease-proof, which is why they are going "transparent"). Either use one of the many pink-ones (see links below) or use a regular white one and then put the pink liner you have over that (after baking) or you can also purchase pretty cupcake wrappers that go on the outside of the liner (see links below). You can purchase these at http://www.fancyflours.com.
Pink Grease-Proof Liners:
I have this same issue and now just use plain old white. Plus, when I've tried black, it won't stick to my cupcakes. After they cool, the liner just slowly peel itself away from the cupcake. All the pretty design ones I've purchased are useless! After they bake, you can't even see the design anymore because it's absorbed all of the oils and just looks greasy. My white, greaseproof ones that I bought are the only ones that actually stick to my cupcake and don't look all oily.This should be much easier. Why make a liner that does that?
thanks for your replies. It is a nusience especially when it is assumed you can bake in the pretty shades, but most don't work and go see through. I did try baking with a liner but the two cases didn't stay together.
I have ordered some foil ones which I know bake ok - just hope they now arrive in time!!