Cupcake Liners Folding In

Baking By KerrieD Updated 18 Sep 2010 , 4:11pm by kileyscakes

KerrieD Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 3:32am
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Hi. I just made cupcakes and used Wiltons cupcake liners. After a few minutes, the sides started to "fold". Why does this happen? How do I prevent it from happening again?


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craftynelson Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 3:42am
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I had that same problem recently. What I did was use two liners for each cupcake. It made the paper double thick and it didn't fold in to the weight of the batter. Once I took the baked cupcakes out of the pan the outter liner fell off and there was one attached to the cupcake. It's kind of a waste of liners, but it made the cupcakes look nicer.

lyndim Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 3:56am
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How do you keep the liner design to show? It seems to dissapear when I bake cupcakes. icon_rolleyes.gif

Kamstor Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 3:56am
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I commented on someone else's post early this week and just so happens I called Wilton customer service today and asked them why this keeps happening with their liners. The customer service rep could not give me an answer other than I should be using Wilton cupcake pans. Well I blew her theory out of the water and told her that I was. I told her that I had be through 3 packages (75 liners to each pack) of the Wilton white wrappers for a wedding I was doing and nearly almost all of them had folded in. All she could say was that maybe during shipping they got flattened a little bit causing them to fold. I explained that it was a waste of money to go through all of these liners not to mention my time and I could not use them for a wedding. She stated that if I kept my receipt I could send the liners back with packaging that included the UPC code and the receipt and they would refund my money.

So sorry I know this post was long and not an answer to your question. I am going to try craftynelson's suggestion.

Good Luck.

KerrieD Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 5:18am
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So truc!!! I bought primary color liners with chocolate cake and you couldn't even see the colors!

KerrieD Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 5:18am
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durell87 Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 5:41am
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the foil liners are my savior! u can order them in all sorts of colors on line or u can try the renadls baked for u lineers. they are super cute and there foil! fixed all my problems! icon_biggrin.gif

KerrieD Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 5:46am
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Where do you get yours? Online? Can you recommend a place?

doramoreno62 Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 7:08am
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I recommend liners made by a company called Cupcake Creations. They come in tons of colors, designs and sizes. They have tart liners, cupcake, muffin, mini liners, even eclair liners. They are made of thicker paper that is GREASEPROOF so the liner design/color stays bright. You don't even have to use cupcake tins. They stand up by themselves on a cookie sheet. Honestly, these are fabulous. Google Cupcake Creations liners, you'll find tons of places to buy them. I've even seen them a few times at Marshalls, Ross and T.J. max. Globalsugarart has them too! Hope this helps!

KerrieD Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 12:48pm
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Thank you Dora. I will check them out!

KerrieD Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 12:56pm
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I just went to cupcake-creations and I'm not seeing cupcake liners. Can you give me their email address so I know I'm in the right place.

fortheloveofsweets Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 4:19pm
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Uh! I will never buy Wilton liners again! Some Wilton stuff is nice the other stuff is just a waste of money. Wilton liners always fold in on me! If I want plain white liners I just go to the grocery store and buy 100 of them for .79. SO much cheaper than Wilton!

cakeflake80 Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 7:17pm
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I am so happy I came across this thread because I am literally in the middle of making 60 cupcakes and dealing with the same thing. However, I think I have figured out the problem. When I plop the batter into the cup, it instantly folds in every single time. I started controlling the flow of the batter and swirling it clockwise around the cup, working from the outside towards the middle. IT WORKED!!! Every single time I did this, it didn't fold in. Every time I made even the slightest mistake and let it fall too fast into the cup, it folded.

KerrieD Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 9:10pm
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Hmmm...interesting! I'll have to try that!
Thanks for sharing.

mommafixit Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 9:24pm
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Sometimes my cupcake liners are "open" to wide so when I push them into the cupcake pan they fold in. Not sure if this is exactly what you're talking about. To fix this problem, before I separate any of the liners, I push the folds together and go all the way around the liners doing this. Essentially recreasing the folds. It makes them stand up straight and fit the pan better so they dont fold in on themselves when pushed into the pan. HTH

cookiemookie Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 9:25pm
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Ditto on Cupcake creation liners. They are the Best!

They are all I use from now on.

Pfeil and Holing also carries them

kello Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 9:32pm
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So far the "bake by U" by Reynolds are the best! I love them. I haven't tried the cupcake creation ones yet, but I will order some and see.
Wilton is horrible and I will never buy their liners, no matter how cute they are.

cheriej Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 9:51pm
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I use cupcake creations too. They don't fade out, fold in and are very good quality.

But for something really nice, I still like Vestli. Soooo pretty.

kileyscakes Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 4:11pm
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I agree it is the wilton liners and how they are shipped they look wide and flat and I won't even touch them if I see them like that, they always fold in, also when I was looking at the new celebration liners at michaels, I would buy them but I can just tell by looking at them that they will fold to, like they smash them in the box to ship and it makes them flatten and widen and they do the same thing, I wonder if complaining enough would help them ship them better. I order mine from etsy for this reason I always get perfect liners.

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