All of a sudden everytime I put in the liner and fill it with batter the liner buckles in toward the batter leaving the outside rim of the cupcake looking like a jagged line. I don't know what has changed but it happens ot me all the time now. Instead of nice round cupcakes they are looking like they have points all around. Does that make sense? Any ideas how to fix this? When I try to push the liner back toward the pan it just pushes into the cupcake again and looks so messy. All I can think of is lately I have been using cute liners with pictures not just the pastel type from the food store, hmmmmmmm. Any ideas
Actually, it sounds as if the diameter of the bottom of the cupcake liner is too big for your pan.
I know just what you mean! I have found the foil cupcake liners to be much nicer all around for me.
Yup. I had the trouble too and post the same question a while ago and found out that yes, my liner is too big for my pan. I did try just setting the liner in the opening and not squishing it down and using a ice cream scoop, filling the liners that way. Seems like the weight of the cupcake batter will make the liner fit the opening better. MOST of my cupcakes, second time around, came out much better.
I baked 14 doz cupcakes last week and it happened to me a lot, especially when I was getting to the last few of the liners in a package. I used the liners that are packaged in the plastic bag (Wilton) and not in the plastic cup package (Reynolds). I really think that the plastic bag they're packaged in don't help keeping the liners in the correct shape and size. The bag allows for the liners to "warp" (not the right word) and they don't stay nice and tight like the plain, undecorated liners that are packaged in the cup. I really think the packaging has everything to do with it.
I got a question about cupcake liners myself...Every time i bake cupcakes they stick to the cupcake liners. Am i supposed to spray the liners or something or what? The cupcakes always tear apart when its time to eat them.
i, too, have cupcake pans that are too small for my cupcake cups on the bottom. i have both a metal pan (from the grocery store) and a silicon pan that have this problem. i got fed up and quit using the paper cups all together.
Try putting the liners in your pan and heating them in the oven for a few minutes and then add your batter.