Tulip muffin papers are definitely not your standard cupcake wrappers. They have long “petals” that rise up over the rim of the baking pan and around the muffin, giving a regular muffin a decidedly different look. The wrappers are made out of a larger square of paper (usual parchment or similar paper) that has been folded up to form a cup shape. These days, tulip papers can make a muffin or a cupcake look quite fancy, but before muffin papers were sold en-masse in a standard shape, they were more common. They were relatively easy to make and probably made it easier to transport baked goods – especially delicate ones – compared to unwrapped muffins/cakes baked straight in a baking pan.
These papers can be difficult to find in stores. The only retailers that might stock them are specialty baking stores, and even they might not carry them since regular muffin papers get the job done just as easily and are usually less expensive. If you want them, you’ll probably have to order them online and have them shipped out to you.
DIDEMJanuary 1, 2009
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LynneaJanuary 1, 2009
When I worked at a coffee shop, we used to make these in a pinch when we would run out of muffin liners. We just cut squares out of parchment paper and then cut four lines into it, and it folded into shape rather nicely.
BarbaraJanuary 5, 2009
I’ve tried these tulip wrappers and they can be a little difficult to get used to. I made some mini pantetones and they looked great. The only place I saw that carried them was King Arthur Flour online. I will try them again to give my cupcakes a little flair.
AFJanuary 5, 2009
Nicole, you read my mind! I’d just made a note to do some research on these wrappers. I was served one at a restaurant a few weeks ago, and didn’t know what keywords to use. Saw your post when I was catching up from Christmas break! If you find a site that gives instructions, I’d love to have the link! Otherwise, I’ll fiddle around on my own with Lynnea’s suggestion.
MistyJanuary 29, 2009
I used these for muffins and they turned out wonderful! I found them at Kitchen Krafts online. I haven’t tried them for cupcakes yet but I think they’ll work great.
MaryJanuary 21, 2010
I bought mine from KAF and they work beautifully. I used them for carrot cake and they were easy to decorate. I must say they add a flair to your muffin or cakes. It is not practical to buy in small quantity so I will fine a company that can sell by the 500 quantities.
traciAugust 29, 2010
You can buy them in quantities of 200 in brown, white and red for $18.99
PaulAugust 31, 2010
Can you send me a link, I looked on there website but could not find them.
BarbaraOctober 7, 2010
I want to make cupcake liners from colored parchment paper….dose anyone know where I can find it? Thanks
Margaret RyanMarch 5, 2011
Where can I buy a box of muffin wrappers.
I did get a box at the supermarket , and found them just hat I wanted.
I have been back, but they are not available.
How do I buy ‘on line’ as you suggest?
Tulip muffin wrappers ????
FrancescaMarch 20, 2012
Lynnea would you or anybody else, be so kind to tell me approx. cm(inches of the parchment paper so i can build the cases myself?
Thank you very much
RamonaJune 24, 2012
I bought some cup cakes at the Farmers Market and they were in the Tulip Cups. I measured the paper and it was a 7 inch square. The paper wasn’t parchment paper. I am going to try making these out of parchment paper.
mariaJuly 13, 2012
Can you pls tell me how to bake in these.? will the suppport of a normal muffin cup will be sufficient to give the sides support as muffin rises while baking..will it hold the shape..?
RachelApril 17, 2013
Please for my ignorance but do you put the muffin/cake batter directly into the Tulip paper liner? No cupcake case before hand?
Does it holds runnier batters?
joyFebruary 7, 2016
Using parchment paper or waxed papers, cut a square inch of 5, 6,7, 8 inch depending how high you want your cakes have beyond the base cake. Then fold your square into square, measuring how wide the bottom of your molded/cakes. Ex. Your cake bottom is 2inches in diameter, then marking the bottom side of triangle haft inch less than the your cake dial. (the triangle is formed with all connected sides to their meet point center of your folding square)cut thru the connected sides of the square to the marking. Open up your after cut square into a cup, a glass, or your cake, muffin molds, wa la you have your tulip cake, muffin liners. Good luck!