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The questions I have been asked often lately refer to cupcake wrappers and cupcake liners and the difference between the two so I thought I would share my ideas in this edition of Cupcake Corner.
Cupcake papers or cupcake liners are placed in the tray and cupcakes are baked in them whereas wrappers are decorative papers that can be placed over the liner or paper of a cooked cupcake. Cupcake wrappers are paper wrappers that go around the cupcake, instantly transforming a cupcake into a bakery-worthy treat.
Cupcake liners are typically round sheets of thin paper pressed into a round, fluted cup shape. Traditionally, you could only buy white cupcake papers but they are now available in a variety of colors and sizes so that they have become a big part of the overall appearance of the cupcake.
Liners help to easily remove cupcakes from the cupcake tray after baking. They also help to keep the cupcake more moist.
I always use liners as they cut down on the mess. No more cleaning baking trays that are covered in cooked-on cupcake mixture. To me, the ease of cooking (and cleaning) is just as important as the appearance of the finished product. If liners make cooking easier, you will find that you cook more often!
For all you busy moms on the go, wrappers are the perfect way to send an awww-inspiring homemade treat to your child's next classroom party or bake. Simply bake your favorite cupcake as you always have - feel free to experiment with flavors, fillings, and frostings, or just make a simple cake from a pre-made mix. Then, top the cupcake with frosting and a few sprinkles, and slide the cupcake into the wrapper.
Within less time than it takes to find your child's homework in the morning, you have a treat that will be a surefire hit!
Decorative wrappers are so versatile that you can even use them for other treats. Fill wrappers with candy, popcorn, or other little snacks, and you will be sure to get lots of compliments on your creativity.
Cupcakes placed in decorative wrappers and then popped into a see-through box,bag or cupcake cosy become a great wedding or party favor.
Listed here are the questions I have received about cupcake liners and wrappers and my answers. I hope they can help you as well.
Trinity has asked about flimsy cupcake liners;
I had a question about cupcake papers;
Jana asked about cupcake liners as the liners come away from her cupcakes;
Samantha asked about foil cupcake liners;
and Meredith asked about sticky cupcake wrappers.
Thanks so much for your questions. If anyone has anything to add to my answers, please comment on the relevant pages.
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Until the next edition ...
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