Cupcake Liner Disaster - Liners Came Loose From My Cupcakes.

Baking By cntrycathy Updated 5 Oct 2012 , 8:00am by scp1127

cntrycathy Posted 5 Oct 2012 , 5:06am
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I made about 70 red velvet cupcakes last night. I used Wilton white cupcake liners. I took them out of the cupcake tins to let them cool completely. Last night I noticed a few of them started to come a little loose from the cupcake in a spot or two. Then this morning when I checked on them about half or more of the cupcakes liners had come loose from the cupcake all the way around the cake. I was able to use a powder sugar icing glaze to kind of glue them back to the cake so they didn't look horrible, but I was so upset it happened in the first place.

What could have caused that to happen? I used 3 different pans. One of them is an Air Bake brand pan. I noticed a couple of the cupcakes I took out of that pan were peeling away from the cake right away, but it seems like a lot more came loose overnight than were baked in that pan.

Am I doing something wrong in my baking? Are they too moist, maybe I'm not baking them long enough? Help!

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fcakes Posted 5 Oct 2012 , 5:16am
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I've read that if the batter contains too much liquid, the liners tend to pull away from the cupcakes after baking... Maybe someone else has a better explanation?

scp1127 Posted 5 Oct 2012 , 8:00am
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It can be moisture (one of my recipes), but there have been so many discussions on this topic, it seems like there are quite a few factors. Here are my two:

Some of my recipes containing whipped whites shrink a little.

Cheap liners are always high on the list. If you are selling them or you are providing dessert for an event, you may want a great insurance policy. Make sure you use high quality greaseproof liners. This knocks out all of those pretty cheap liners, but after a few more experiences like the one you just had, you will be a convert. I get mine from The Bakers Kitchen and Charming Creations. Beware, not all "quality greaseproof liners" are good.

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