1st world problem, I know, but really, what is the point of cute cupcake wrappers...
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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:53:20 AM
they look oh-so-cute in the package, but by the time you actually bake something in them, they don't look so cute at all. In fact, most of the time, you can't even see the pattern any longer.

I have wondered this for a long time. Is it just me? LOL I see pictures of cute cupcakes in cute wrappers and wonder if they just put an extra on on the outside for looks.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:55:12 AM
The point it to get you to spend 4 times the amount on something you don't even need to begin with.



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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:57:07 AM
you bake in a regular cupcake liner (or let it go free range) and then put the cupcake into the cute liner.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:57:17 AM
This

wonder if they just put an extra on on the outside for looks.


There's no "point" - it's just to look cute. I bake in plain ones and set in the cute ones for serving.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:58:57 AM

The point it to get you to spend 4 times the amount on something you don't even need to begin with.


So true...I think I am done with them. I've tried different brands, and it is always the same end result.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 12:01:45 PM
I'm so busy scarfing down the cupcake that I never noticed the pattern on the paper wrapper isn't showing up.







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Posted: 2/1/2013 12:02:11 PM
I don't know? It is just one of those things. I always buy the cute ones.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 12:02:30 PM
There are a few brands that are made so that you can still see the cute design. I think Reynolds makes some that I can get at my grocery store, and I've seen some other brands at Hobby Lobby. In fact, I bought some today for DD's birthday. They work very well!

But back to the original issue - I hear you, and it drives me CRAZY!


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Posted: 2/1/2013 12:05:09 PM

I'm so busy scarfing down the cupcake that I never noticed the pattern on the paper wrapper isn't showing up.
Sharla!

I bought cupcake liners today and ended up with the cheapest plain ones...because the grocery store had Valentine's themed, Christmas themed and flowers...but nothing appropriate for my son's birthday.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 12:09:58 PM
I once purchased some adorable fancy wrappers for cupcakes for a baby shower and had the same experience. I ended up baking a new batch in plain white wrappers and then slipping the cooled cupcakes into the cute wrappers just before piping the frosting on them. I put a thin glue dot on the bottom of each white wrapper to make it stick to the pretty wrapper. (Not liquid glue, but those sticky round things on the paper tape that also come in thick to elevate an adornment to your scrapbook page.)

Sure, it was double wrapped and wasteful, but the wrappers stayed perfect and matched the table theme. I think it was worth the extra layer.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 12:21:56 PM
ITA with the OP.

I'm glad to know it's not just me. I thought I was doing something wrong when baking cupcakes in these kinds of liners.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 12:31:30 PM
LOL I thought the same thing when I used some fancy schmancy cupcake wrappers for DGD's birthday.

It never occured to me (even afterwards) to use them on the outside. Doh!


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Posted: 2/1/2013 4:21:42 PM
There's a wrapper?

That's not the chewy outer shell?



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Posted: 2/1/2013 4:26:09 PM
I like those wrappers that are foil on the inside and I guess paper on the outside. I don't really care about the paper on the outside (although I admit I pick out the designs I like best) but it's nice to have a wrapper that is sturdy and doesn't get your hands all greasy. I know there have always been foil wrappers but they aren't as sturdy as the newer ones.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 4:47:39 PM
I buy the super cute ones for dd's birthdays but the rest of the time I use plain wrappers ...

Reynolds now makes some that don't get all ugly after baking

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Posted: 2/1/2013 4:50:37 PM

you bake in a regular cupcake liner (or let it go free range) and then put the cupcake into the cute liner.
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Posted: 2/1/2013 4:59:30 PM

There's a wrapper?

That's not the chewy outer shell?



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Posted: 2/1/2013 5:52:14 PM
I have a silpat shaped for 12 cupcake/muffins. I set this silpat on a baking sheet. Never use cupcake wrappers unless I put the baked item in the wrapper to look cute.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 6:04:15 PM
I have a mini silicone pan but the cupcakes stuck SO bad...

Anyway, this Christmas, I did a bunch of chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting in ALL the different Christmas designs that I've collected for years. Was SO disappointed since the designs weren't visible after cooking. Chocolate is MUCH worse than yellow cake recipe. The yellow cake isn't great but much better.

I didn't really realize that before because even though I'd been collecting them for years, I never really used them. Just the smaller matching ones for mini cupcakes. I've always used the mini ones for my chocolate candy and since they didn't go all the way up the sides, the decoration was still very pretty and visible. I guess IF I want the pretty ones to be visible, I'll have to use the cheap ones for baking and put the pretty ones on the outside...


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Posted: 2/2/2013 6:38:57 AM
I've thought the same thing and don't buy them. I stick to white, gold or silver foil.

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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:21:00 AM
I thought you baked in a plain wrapper & then set it in the fancy wrapper.

I do the above for Birthdays or a special occasion, otherwise my dd enjoys using the printed ones when she bakes cupcakes & who cares what it comes out looking like.





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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:25:44 AM
I buy the Reynolds ones that don't show through. Before that I baked in the foil wrappers and then dropped them in the other wrappers after. If I bake cupcakes it is always to take them somewhere. I like them to look cute!

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Posted: 2/2/2013 11:39:51 AM
I bake in foil wrappers n put the cute ones on after. Its really just because i want them to look cute theres really no purpose


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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:31:18 PM

I'm so busy scarfing down the cupcake that I never noticed the pattern on the paper wrapper isn't showing up.


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