Bright and colorful muffin wrappers are fun to work with because they can completely change the look of a cupcake or muffin from something ordinary into something that draws you in – especially if you are baking for a party or celebration. And anyone who has baked for kids knows that they have even greater appreciation for brightly colored baked goods (no matter how elegant the dark brown wrappers that appeared on the cover of that last food magazine looked!). Unfortunately, many muffin papers don’t hold up all that well to baking and the moisture and fat from your muffins or cupcakes often soak into the wrappers, dulling their colors and making them look a lot less appealing. The solution is to look for a grease-proof muffin cup that will keep its color during and after baking.
Wilton’s ColorCups Baking Cups are just such a baking cup. These are lined with foil, which helps the outer paper keep its color even when the cups are filled with something a little oily. I’ve used these cups a number of times and always like them, since they come in a huge variety of colors and are starting to become more and more widely available. The papers are sturdy and have a nice, solid feel to them. Even when they’re of of their packaging, they hold their shape, and the foil layer doesn’t separate from the colorful outer layer of the paper. Most importantly, however, they definitely deliver on their promise of keeping their bright colors after baking. Both plain cupcakes and streusel-topped coffee cake muffins (which have extra butter in their crispy topping) end up with neat looking wrappers when baked in these and they’re definitely a staple in my stash of muffin wrappers.