I am making flower themed cupcakes and the mom gave me the cupcake papers to use. They are Wilton's Flower Petal (Pink and purple) wrappers.
Am I supposed to bake the cupcakes directly in these, by placing them into my cupcake pan?
Or do I bake them in white wrappers and then slip them into the flower petal wrappers?
She wants the same coloured buttercream as the wrappers (pink and purple) to be swirled on top with white coarse sugar sprinkled on top.
Would it look okay? Or should I suggest piping the buttercream in top into a flower (like when you layer the buttercream to look like a blossomed flower)?
Any help or suggestions are GREATLY appreciated!
You can bake directly in those wrappers but you will need to use a larger muffin pan. However, they are NOT grease proof and will not look nice after baking in them. I would bake in white wrappers and slip them inside the pretty ones.
As for the frosting on top I would do whatever was requested of me. Her way sounds easier too.
Personally, I'm not a fan of them (but I'm not the customer). You can bake in them but Wilton's liners are notoriously for not being grease proof so keep that in mind and there is the shrivel factor when it cools.
I'm a simple girl, I'd use the 1A vs the 1M.
Here are a few from the Wilton website. They just have frosting swirls. I'm sure that is what your customer is expecting.
Here is what they look like baked in a separate liner. I don't think they look as nice. I think they are meant to be baked in directly, but if they are going to get greasy looking, then they might not look so good. You should probably test a few first to see how your recipe reacts.
Thanks for your ideas...
How could I prevent the grease issue and bake them directly inside of these liners?
As for the 1A or 1M??? What does that mean???
1A and 1M are the numbers of Wilton decorating tips used to make the swirls on top of the cupcakes. You could go to the Wilton site to see the difference between the two. I'm not sure there is any way to avoid grease spots on those liners is you bake the cupcakes directly in them.
If you read on the page it mentions that someone baked their cupcakes in a plain white cup and then put them inside these. I can't imagine baking in one. It would look awful at the base I think. Can't avoid the grease factor!