Tuesday, March 3, 2009

cupcake question:



Last Sunday, I finally used the cupcake stand my MIL got me for Christmas (thanks Pat!). I noticed, while arranging the cupcakes, that the liners looked see through- I had bought plain white. How do you get the cupcake liners to stay looking pretty? I tried adding another liner after baking but the liners were loose and messy looking so I took them back off. Do you double the liners before baking or is there another trick?

12 comments:

Jingle said...

I've done double while baking and that works, but I've also found that if you use really good liners, they are a bit thicker to begin with. They just cost more! LOL!

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

I agree with what Jingle said above. When I buy the better cupcake liners with patterns they seem to look better. I have dots, cupcakes, stars...I could go on and on! I love making cupcakes! There's a great cupcake recipe on Tasty Tuesday this week. Blueberry Cupcakes!
-Kim

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

That always happens to me too---with plain colored or designs. I'll have to try more expensive ones & see if that works. They still look yummy though!

gina said...

Aha. So these white ones from WalMart were the problem. Any suggestions as to where to buy "the more expensive ones"? A favorite web store perhaps? Anyone?

4under3 said...

Mmmm...I have no idea. But I bet those that came before me are on to something.

Love the stand.

Tiff

mamabear said...

I think Michael's has some pretty cupcake liners. Do you have a Michaels where you live?

gina said...

We do- in fact we are heading there as soon as we all get better. I'll have to check out the baking aisle!

Diana Jiron Graff said...

As a cup cake lover.. I don't see anything wrong with the way they looked, the first thought was ' oh! yummy cupcakes' after that.. nothing seemed wrong. I do agree with previous comments.. I have seen the variety of cupcake liners at Micheals.. they are very pretty..

Veronica Boulden said...

I love these stands. I am obsessed with cupcakes. My daughter begged NOT to have them this year on her birthday, so, being the sympathetic mother I am, I decided to make her a cake shaped like a terrifically large cupcake... I hadn't realized, till Dwayne pointed it out, that THAT was STILL A CUPCAKE!!! So, I just bought a plain old round cake. Norah was happy, but I was... :( SO sad. Cupcakes are awesome!!!! I have no advice about the paper, though. Just wanted to share my obsession and my joy. This picture makes me crave them... with vanilla ice cream. Nothing better.

tommie said...

I have some silicone ones that I got from Target. We use them for muffins all the time.

Jessica said...

My mom used some kind of cupcake cover things for a wedding she just did. I don't know where she got them from but she covered the bottom with some designed stuff.
I second the thicker liners, if Michael's doesn't have them, try WILTON.COM.

patti said...

use foil liners. i think they are the best and give the cupcakes a nice finished look. you can buy them at the regular grocery store. i think they are made by reynolds.

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