It’s easy to compulsively buy cute cupcake and muffin papers when you see them in the baking aisle. You go through a package with every batch or two of cupcakes you bake, so you’re never really overloaded with them, and the seasonal ones make baked goods look oh-so-festive. I use them about three-quarters of the time, as while they make the cupcakes easy to handle, sometimes I just want a different look and want to go without.
Over the last few months, some really fancy cupcake wrappers have been catching my eye. With thick fancy papers, laser-cut designs on the tops and an overall impressive feel, they definitely deliver a “different look.” Unfortunately, that’s all they deliver. The wrappers are purely decorative and you can’t bake in them. Pretty as they are, I just can’t see the point. The cupcakes must be baked with or without additional wrappers and transferred to these cups. The eaters must struggle to get them out – as I’m sure most would try before ripping apart the paper -before getting a single bite. As a food blogger, I can see how having them for photo ops would be quite nice, but when it comes to practicality, I’m going to simply keep on looking for regular cupcake wrappers that appeal to me.