I have to admit that I just don’t have room in my kitchen for all of the neat gadgets and baking pans out there. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably faced the same problem. I try to make room, but I love it when I find a way to make something usually made with a special pan without one. One recent example is the experience I had when baking some bran muffin tops. Normally, I would have needed a special pan for this type of recipe, but I used Cupcake Creations Muffin Top & Tart Baking Cups.
These Cupcake Creations cups are made of sturdy parchment-type paper and stand up on their own on a baking sheet, allowing me to easily bake muffin tops by simply arranging some wrappers directly on a regular pan. The cups are grease proof, hold their shape even with heavy batters (like the bran muffin batter – although the company notes that some carrot cake batters might be too heavy for the cups) and release easily when they’re done in the oven. As the name suggests, you can use them to make tarts without having a bunch of small tart molds, too, simply pressing your crust right into the wrapper. They’re about 3-inches in diameter, which is a nice size for muffin tops or single serving tarts. I have plenty more and will use these again in a heartbeat for their performance, their ease of use and the fact that they take up almost no room in my pantry!