I love to bake and I make many things from scratch muffins and cupcakes. One thing I do not love it paper muffin cups and usually just went without cups all together and only used greased muffin tins. Recently, I had a chance to try out the Silicone Baking Cups by The Simple Baker and was pleasantly surprised by how much I really liked them.
The Silicone Baking Cups come in a pack of 24 and have 6 very pretty colors (4 cups each in the following colors: blue, green, yellow, purple, pink and orange). I have noticed that they are super easy to use, just place one in each muffin tin cup, no need to grease or oil the silicone cups since they are nonstick, fill the cup as directed by the recipe and bake. When they are done, the silicone cups just pop right out of the muffin tin and I place on a cooling rack, as usual. Once ready to eat, the muffin came out of the cup easily and did not stick at all. I made quite a few muffins and while removing the muffins from the silicone cups, none of them broke apart, stuck or had any issues.
Washing is also very simple since they are top rack dishwasher safe. They held their shape and cleaned right up when I cycled them in the dishwasher. Once they were clean and dry, I just stacked them back up and returned them to the plastic container they came in for easy storage.
The positive aspects:
– Pretty colors that look nice when serving your baked goods.
– Reusable since they wash up well in the dishwasher (top rack).
– Nonstick features worked great, even with continual use.
– Freezer and microwave safe.
– Withstand high temps in the oven, up to 475 F/250 C
– BPA free.
– Standard size of cup measuring 2 5/8 inch x 1.25 inch and holds 2.5 fluid ounces.
– Cups were easy to fill and did not collapse.
– Baked goods tasted the same with these baking cups as they do with paper cups or just the tin.
As far as any negatives, I have not found any as of it.
Simple Baker also offers a 100% lifetime guarantee on their Silicone Baking Cups and will stand behind their product by refunding your purchase price if you are not happy.
Check it out on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OIK5KEO
I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion based upon my personal experiences. #review