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I recently discovered silicone cupcake liners (Amazon Affiliate Link).
These things are amazing. Honestly amazing.
Check out this quick review I video taped to share how easily your cupcakes and muffins will slip out of these silicone liners.
You can see in this photo below how the paper lined cupcake to the right got all messed up when I tried to remove the paper. Click here for the recipe for the cupcakes in the photo below.
I buttered and floured the tin for the middle cupcake, and it came out pretty good. A couple of things I don't like about greasing and flouring the tins are the extra mess, and the additional time it adds to the process.
One thing you may or may not notice but the silicone liner cupcake is slightly smaller than the other two. For me this is a good thing, I don't mind my cupcakes being a little smaller. Less calories but you still feel like you are getting a whole cupcake.
I bake primarily with coconut flour and I learned early on that parchment paper is an absolute must. Otherwise your baked good sticks so badly that often quite a good bit is wasted. Who wants to spend time chewing cupcakes off paper liners? I know I don't, so I just stopped using them altogether. Slathering butter and coconut flour into the cupcake tin works a lot better so I was settling for that method. The only little problem is the cupcake tin is all messy. It works though.
I've heard about silicone baking utensils, but hadn't paid much attention. To be honest, it just doesn't seem right to put anything but metal or glass in the oven! Are there chemicals leaching? Who knows?
But then one day I was browsing through Amazon and BPA-free silicone caught my eye. Really? I asked some of my real foodie friends and the word on the ‘net was that silicone is probably an okay thing. Kind of like how I feel okay using my Donvier ice cream maker even though the insert is aluminum, and I use non-stick baking pans every so often.
I bought a set and the first thing we tried in the silicone liners was scrambled eggs. That was my husband's idea. It was pretty neat how the eggs just popped right out of the silicone molds. We just put the molds into the oven on the shelf and they baked up great.
The next thing I tried was my Faux Cornmeal Muffins. You can find the recipe in either of my e-books Beyond Grain & Dairy or Baking with Coconut Flour. I was delighted beyond words when they practically fell out of the silicone molds!
I was so happy with the results that I decided I had to have some “mini” cupcake liners.
But doggone it, when they arrived I discovered I had actually ordered standard sized liners. You see, I searched Amazon using the word “mini” silicone cupcake liners and this product does (at this time) include the word “mini” in the title. Hopefully the seller will change that to avoid anymore confusion.
Also, the ones I received are not pastel colors, but bright neon like the ones in the photo below.
Of course I could send them right back to Amazon, but I know I'll have to pay shipping (since it's my fault that I ordered the wrong thing) to return them. I decided if I'm going to have to pay shipping, why not ship to two of you?
That's right. I'll be choosing two winners, AND each winner will also receive a copy of my e-book Baking with Coconut Flour.
You can earn the following points for a chance to win (please use the Rafflecopter from below:
- 1 point for the “No Purchase Necessary” option
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Terms and Conditions: There are no mandatory entries. Please use the “No Purchase Necessary” entry to enter. Products are purchased by GAPS Diet Journey and will be mailed by USPS to the winner. I am not affiliated to the company who produced the product. Winners must have a mailing address in the United States in order to win a physical product. If you are outside of the US, you will receive a $20 Gift Certificate from Amazon.com. Digital products can be e-mailed to anywhere in the world provided you have an e-mail address and the ability to receive the digital product. The giveaway runs from now until Friday, November 22, 2014 at 11:59pm Arizona time.