Cupcake Specialists Please Help

Baking By mommicakes Updated 3 Aug 2010 , 8:38pm by step0nmi

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mommicakes Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 7:24pm
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Hi everyone, now I have done tons of cupcakes, but I still keep having some issues with the stupid cupcake papers. icon_mad.gif

After I fill the papers in the pans, some of them wrinkle up and are not round anymore.

Does anyone have any idea as to why this is happening. I get more rejects from a batch then good ones to use for clients.

Then there are the papers that don't fit into the regular pans but are too small for the larger ones.

Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated icon_smile.gif


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tiggy2 Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 7:28pm
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I've never had this happen, where are you buying your cupcake papers?

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floral1210 Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 7:42pm
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Mommicakes, I just was thinking about this last week. I was making cupcakes, and just as you describe, many of the papers started to sort of fold up into themselves as I filled them. I figured that the liners must be a little too wide for the pans that I have. I tried using a different pan, which has lower sides and it doesn't seem to happen with them as much because they are a little wider. They do not look so great when they are baked, although a few did straighten out. Between that, and having other wrappers practically fall off the cupcakes after they are baked, I am sometimes totally beside myself after doing large batches!

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mommicakes Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 7:47pm
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tiggy2: I have purchased liners from all kinds of places, the ones from wilton, reynolds, some at the regular grocery store it just doesn't seem to make much a difference. icon_mad.gif

I have been beginning to wonder if the cupcake pans have shrunk in size at all. (I know not from use, but from manufacturer.) I don't know.

floral1210: I get so frustrated when this happens. (my kids like it, but I don't)!!! There are some days that I have no issues what so ever, but then there are those days that I want to throw the pan out the window without opening it. (lol) icon_redface.gif

Thanks for your help, and I hope someone else can help too.

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sillywabbitz Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 8:11pm
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I just purchased some of the new celebration line cupcake liners from Michael's and several of them pulled away from the actual cupcakes. It was the first time that had happened to me. Back to my wilton and reynolds foil liners for me.

I do have mine fold up on occasion but what I usually do is press on the crease so it lays flat where it folded and they come out fine. Never a big enough issue to ruin the look of the cupcake once they come out.

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sharonk Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 8:19pm
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This happens to me sometimes too, where they fold in. It seems to happen with the liners are not stored in a plastic container to help them keep their shape during storage, verses in a bag where they kind of fall out flatter - if that makes any sense. The ones on top hold their shape more than the ones toward the bottom.

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step0nmi Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 8:38pm
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i have this happen too! icon_lol.gif

I think what sharonk said is the culprit...I don't have enough storage and NEVER sotre mine right so i'm always buying new ones icon_razz.gif

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