If you are someone that loves to bake, especially cookies, muffins and cupcakes then more than likely you spend hundreds of dollars yearly on paper baking cups since normal baking cups are not reusable. If you are having problems with your muffins sticking to your traditional baking cups or having your muffins crumble and cause a mess then it is high time to try out silicone baking cups. Silicone is FDA approved and very safe, is nonstick and stain resistant and research has shown that there are no toxic elements in silicone. Why switch to silicone you might ask? Here are the differences between silicone baking cups and non-silicone baking cups.
Silicone Baking Cups
Non messy – Silicone baking molds do not tear and make muffins and cupcake that are easy to release. They can stand on their own so there is no need for a muffin tin, all you need is a sheet pan. You do not need to oil or grease any muffin tins or pans.
This being the case silicone baking cups are the ideal for children to use when baking as their cupcakes and muffins will be easier to come out so less mess for parents to clean up.
Reusable– You do not have to throw out your silicone baking cups after the first use as they are reusable, an attribute which also makes them cost effective as you do not have to buy a new batch of baking cups each time you feel like baking some delicious muffins or cupcakes.
For chefs who have to spend so much money on non-reusable baking cups silicone baking cups would be the ideal as they will be able to reuse them and even use them for other things other than baking muffins and cupcakes.
Safe and durable– Silicone baking cups are BPA free and FDA approved making them safe for family members and every one on a whole. Most plastic products contain BPA which can be unsafe.
Colorful – They come in many colors which brighten your kitchen and makes them fun to use. It is also noted that bright colors lighten one’s mood so these colorful silicone baking cups will surely have you in a good mood. Your kids and family members will also have fun choosing which color muffin they will like for that day.
Versatile- Silicone baking cups can be used for a number of things other than baking cupcakes and muffins and having kitchen gadgets, utensils or tools that are resourceful is a big plus for anyone. They can be used to make jello, serve nuts, and make cheese cake. And since they are also microwave and freezer safe they can be to reheat food items and to even make frozen treats.
Eco friendly– Galley Essentials Silicone baking cups are good for the earth as they can be recycled when you are ready to finally throw them out and more importantly they can be reused thousands of times.
Dish washer safe– Silicone baking cups can not only be washed with the hands using warm soapy water but are also top rack dishwasher safe and easy to clean.
Non-silicone Baking Cups.
With paper or foil baking cups you still have to grease the pan or you will end up having muffins or cupcakes that will be fused to the paper making your cupcakes or muffins difficult to enjoy. Paper baking cups cannot stand on their own and if you are thinking about freezing them then they will get soggy once thawed. Most of them are plain or just simply holiday themed, never colorful. There is also the problem of getting your cupcake or muffin out of the paper baking cups, since it sticks most times, your cupcake or muffin ends up crumbling and making a huge mess.
Go ahead, weigh the pros and cons and decide whether it is time to make the switch and follow the trend to silicone baking cups. If you do, I am sure it will not be a decision that you will regret.