Yesterday I decided to make some chocolate cupcakes. The only problem was that we were completely out of cupcake liners.
For a while I was using these super cool (not) tiger striped cupcake liners.
We’re talking genuine tiger stripes here. As in bright obnoxious orange with black streaks.
I can’t really say that I’m sad they’re gone. Or that I’m sad to have to replace them with this more homemade (and less obtrusive) version.
So today, when I decided to make Lemon Blueberry Muffins, I just used this new method. Easy and virtually foolproof, except…
Except that I used wax paper instead of parchment paper. And one of them started on fire as I was taking them out of the oven.
That would be my fifth unintentional fire.
How to Make Your Own Tulip Cupcake Liners:
Step 1- Find a glass cup (or a small can) that is just a little smaller than a muffin hole.
Step 2- Turn the cup upside down on your work surface.
Step 3- Place a 5 by 5 inch square of parchment paper (not wax paper) on top of the cup and make sure the cup is more or less centered under the parchment paper.
Step 4- Press the parchment paper down with your hand and make sure that it is flattened against the cup. Run your hand over it a few times to make it good and flat.
Step 5- Remove the parchment paper.
Step 6- Place your new cupcake liners in the muffin tin!
Step 7- Spoon the dough into the muffin liners. You might have to put the dough in a frosting bag and pipe it into the muffin holes.
Step 8- Bake according to recipe instructions and enjoy!
That’s it! I probably way oversimplified things, but there you are.
And now for a pinterest friendly version (because I’m just that much of a pinterest lover):