What can I use instead of parchment paper or cupcake liners?
Nope. All you need is regular parchment paper. Cut the parchment into squares and then press them around a mold that’s roughly the same size as your muffin cup — in my case, a small can of V8 juice did the job quite nicely.
Can you make cupcakes without paper cups?
You can bake excellent muffins or cupcakes and remove them safely from pans without using baking liners as long you effectively grease your baking pan. If you don’t want to bother with liners or make a special trip to the store, you’re not alone.
Can I use aluminum foil instead of cupcake liners?
You can bake cupcakes without a cupcake tray using silver foil liners. They are stiff enough to hold their shape on their own and you won’t have to worry about them tipping over or spilling. You can also use a stack of five or more regular cupcake liners as one cupcake cup.
How do you keep muffins from sticking without paper?
There are a couple of ways to prevent sticking:
- Grease your wrappers. Giving the wrappers a quick spritz of nonstick cooking spray before filling them works very well to prevent cakes from sticking — even if you’re making a delicate recipe or trying to unwrap the cupcakes when they’re still warm.
- Buy non-stick liners.
What to do if you run out of cupcake liners?
Use parchment paper instead of cups, Chapple says, for an upgraded case for your muffins or cupcakes, and you’ll never worry about cupcake liners again. First, cut a sheet of parchment into five-to-six-inch squares.
Can I use normal paper instead of baking paper?
The bottom line is that you can use foil for many of the same things you would use parchment paper for, but it doesn’t mean you always should. If parchment paper is for hot use, and waxed paper is for cold use, think of foil more as your alternative for insulating use.
Can I use butter instead of cupcake liners?
Dip a paper towel or pastry brush into the melted butter and use it to grease each cup of the pan. This method is probably the best if you opt to use butter in place of paper liners as you will really be able to grease the cupcake tin well.
Can you use coffee filters as muffin liners?
No, coffee filters do not work as cupcake liners. The batter will drip through the filter and get all over the baking pan. Instead, try greasing the pan or making your own liners out of parchment paper or tin foil.
Do I Grease cupcake liners?
Do I need to grease the cupcake paper liner? Nope! The grease is for the cupcake batter to not stick to the pan, and the liners do the exact same thing, so you don’t have to grease the paper liners as well.
Can you use cupcake liners without pan?
In baking a cupcake without a pan, you need to have cupcake liners. You need to create more durable liners by stacking them on top of one another before placing them in a regular baking tray. If you don’t have liners, you can make your own using square pieces of parchment paper and a cup.