How to make your own cupcake liners.

The kiddo’s wanted to make Daddy some cupcakes for Father’s Day. So we mixed our batter and were ready to put them into the liners when I realized I had no cupcake liners. EEK! Not able to get to the store I racked my brain on what I could use instead. Of course baking a cake instead never crossed my mind. The kiddo’s wanted to make cupcakes and I was going to find a way to make those cupcakes. Because afterall cupcakes and cake taste so differently…am I right?! Looking through my drawers I came up with the idea of using parchment paper. And much to my surprise it worked great! Actually I love the idea of it. It takes a bit longer to do it this way, but once in awhile it will be fun to do for the kiddo’s.

Wanna make your own liners? Here’s how:
You will need parchment paper, regular and fancy scissors, a glass and your cupcake pans.
Rip off a 7″ piece of parchment paper.
Cut it in half.
Then center the piece of paper evenly over one of the holes in the pan.
Take your glass and push down the parchment paper. Make sure the paper is even on all sides, or as close as possible.
Now take your fingers and press the folds flat against the sides of the pan.
Take the glass out and flatten the parchment paper some more against the sides of the pan.
Now take some fancy scissors and trim the sides, or cut into shapes if you want. The kiddo’s wanted to make flowers for Daddy, so I attempted to make some flowers.
Use a large scoop to scoop the batter into the liners. Make sure you don’t get any batter on the sides…it’s just not pretty.
Make sure you give the kiddo’s their own pan to fill up. I’m a bit OCD and could never let the kiddo’s get my cupcake liners all messy on the sides. Yup, that’s how I am…sorry!

Bake your cupcakes per instructions. Ours baked a little longer then usual because we used jumbo muffin pans. We like BIG cupcakes.
We attempted to make sunflowers and some purple flowers.
But as you can see, I’m not the best at decorating cupcakes as flowers, that’s alright the kiddo’s loved them just the same.
The best part is that they can eat right from the cupcake liner. Easy clean-up and fun for the kiddo’s.
While the kiddo’s like their cupcakes decorated like flowers, I’m all about peanut butter frosting with some mini Reese’s and a peanut butter topping.

Happy Baking!

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  2. mustangkayla says:

    What a great idea!

  3. CraftCrave says:

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  4. That Reeces cupcake is calling my name! Will you please bring me one ASAP? I think the parchment paper cups make these look like they are from a fancy bakery.

  5. CraftCrave says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [27 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  6. Anonymous says:

    What a great idea, Look the look of the peanut butter one. What was the peanut butter topping? Thanks, love your blog, Diane

  7. liZ evans says:

    I do this all the time—make cupcakes or muffins only to discover we are out of liners…so i loVE this idea, plus the ones you made yourself are way cuter than store bought ones.
    THanks for sharing. I'll remember you next time I reach for liners and only find the empty container.

  8. I luv the idea of making our own decorative liners.

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  9. elizabeth says:

    Awesome! What a good idea…and btw, love your clothespin bag!

  10. While She Was Sleeping says:

    Great job on the liners with parchment… parchment is a baker's dream come true. Love the stuff as you know! I wrote an entire post about it once on Beat Until Fluffy but have yet to use it for liners. And yeah, I'd have to trim them all myself as well. Totally laughed at that. =)


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  25. Lisette Martell says:

    Hi Cristina! I loved the idea of the baking cups. Can you tell me if the parchment paper is like the wax paper? I was wondering if I can use it instead of the the parchment paper. THANKS!

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