Part of baking the perfect cupcakes is making use of the proper items. This will include quality muffin pans, mixing bowls, spoons, of course an oven, and the cake mix along with decorations. Another item that you will not want to forget is cupcake papers. To create cupcakes that do not stick in your pan and are easy to handle, the cupcake liners are a must. However, do not think that these papers have to be plain or boring. You have plenty of options.
When choosing the liners, make sure to consider the event or theme. In addition, think about how you plan on decorating your cupcakes. If the decorations are to be extravagant, you may want to stick with plain liners. However, if you like, there are plenty of patterned and colored papers to go with any occasion, whether it is Easter, Christmas, Halloween, spring, or winter. You can choose the right patterns or colors to suit your occasion.
Once you pick out the cupcake papers, make sure you buy plenty in advance. You do not want to find yourself rushing out to the store in the middle of baking! You may even want to purchase more than you need. You can always use the papers next year, and when stored properly, they will be just fine.
When you get ready to bake, here are a couple of tips that will help. Make sure you use only one paper in each cup of the pan. This can be a little hard to do, but if you thumb the edge of the liners, you can separate them. If you use multiples in one pan, the cupcakes may not bake at the same rate.
When you place the papers in the cups, shake or tap the pan a few times and make sure the liners have settled in. If they are creased, folded, or sitting funny, they can cause the cupcakes to be uneven or misshapen.
Finally, do not forget to spray the liners with nonstick spray. This will make it easier for people to peel away the papers when they get ready to enjoy the cupcakes. Otherwise, the cakes may stick and crumble, making a bit of a mess.
Having papers or liners are vital to the success of your baking. You can choose plain colored ones or decorated ones depending on your event. Using them correctly will make sure that your cupcakes turn out perfectly.