Muffin Cups Of Doom?

Baking By RedRoxx Updated 14 Mar 2011 , 11:42am by scp1127

RedRoxx Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 2:28am
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I just read a blogger's review of Wilton's nut & party cups that I have seen in a number of cupcake pictures, which I've been wanting to try. I can't find may reviews for the difficultly in unwrapping cupcakes and muffins, but the blogger blasts them.

Are they worth using? Are they really that hard to eat the cakes with?

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From cupcakeblog.com

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Cupcations Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 5:48am
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Good question & good timing I recently bought them but havent tried them yet....sorry Im no help but ill be watching this one thumbs_up.gif

cake_architect Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 6:22am
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i've never used these, but i've read that other people cut little slits in the lip so the customer can just pull that down, ripping the paper a little. maybe that'll help? lol

RedRoxx Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 6:24am
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Originally Posted by Cupcations

Good question & good timing I recently bought them but havent tried them yet....sorry Im no help but ill be watching this one thumbs_up.gif




Well, report back!!

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i've never used these, but i've read that other people cut little slits in the lip so the customer can just pull that down, ripping the paper a little. maybe that'll help? lol[/qoute]

That could work....huuummm


scp1127 Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 7:46am
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I have used them as an experiment. They are difficult to unwrap, but they did tear with a tug. I think cutting a slit would fix the problem, but it would have to be big enough for the recipient to notice. And wouldn't the public think that it was a tear? I decided that they just weren't worth the trouble.

lilmissbakesalot Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 7:46am
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I cut small slits in them when I have used them in the past. Just a quick small snip is all it takes.

Renaejrk Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 7:20pm
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I can't remember the site but you can buy much prettier cupcake liners in this style - pleated.

Renaejrk Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 7:21pm
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Sorry - I think it was pleated - though the regular liners sort of have "pleats" - but the ones I saw have folded pleats - they were really pretty.

scp1127 Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 12:28am
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I tried some of the pleated ones and they greased up and looked terrible (colors and white). I think that greaseproof are needed on those and I definitely didn't have that. Mine were thinner. They were easy to peel. One brand tried was the Michaels Celebrate... terrible on the bleed through.

FromScratchSF Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 6:13am
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The Blogger, IMHO, is spot on. They are a massive pain. There is a bakery here that uses them as part of their schtik (I don't think they use Wilton, they are probably Reynolds), and getting the cupcake out of them is really a pain. They are also decieveing - they look like you are getting a fair amount of cake but it's mostly paper.

But on the bright side, you don't need a cupcake pan, all you need is a sheet pan. They stand up on their own (or so I've been told).

Jen

jo3d33 Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 7:10am
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I made popcorn cupcakes for my daughters school today. I baked them in regular liners and put them into the nut/party cup. The kindergartners sure had a hard time getting their cupcakes out even with the additional liner in there. We (the parents) had to help most of the kids get them out.

AKS Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 7:34pm
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Didn't someone a few weeks back say there was a problem with the Wilton ones because they were waxed or something, making them unsafe to bake in? Anyone besides me remember that?

feltphoto Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 12:28am
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I have used some and they look great but I had the same complaint... how do you get them out. I found that I could pull on the pleats and open the cup. That was the easiest way for me. But they are sturdy and do look nice.

scp1127 Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 11:42am
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I have thought of offering them with a tiny fork sticking in the top off to the side. With this application, some of the messier cupcakes would be in a better container. But this would be on only a chosen few flavors.

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