Other than a few silicone spatulas, measuring cups and some odds and ends, I am fairly new to using silicone baking supplies. My parents bake cakes and cupcakes all the time for elderly and people on hospice. They had tried some shaped silicone pans in the past and they didn't get the desired results so knowing that, I just didn't consider silicone that much. Until now.
I received a set of these Grazia® Silicone Baking Cups to review and they arrived not a moment too soon. We had a family get together and I needed to take something. I was short on time so I decided on some cupcakes so people wouldn't have to worry about slicing, utensils and such.
I love that this pack has 24 cups compared to the usual twelve. The silicone cups stand up without being in a cupcake pan or muffin tin so you can line them up on a cookie sheet and cook all 24 at once. That is a huge convenience factor!
I washed them and rubbed each with just a little bit of vegetable oil and they were were ready to use. I was able to bake all I needed in one batch, get myself ready for our get together and was actually ready to go on time.
I left the cupcakes in the cups for transporting... and because the cups are so bright and colorful! I just had to warn everyone not to throw away my wonderful cups! Silicone baking cups was new to most of those at our get together and they were both amazed and delighted by them! They couldn't believe how easily the cupcakes slide right out hardly even leaving any crumbs behind.
When I got home, clean up was just as easy. Warm soapy water is all it takes. Paper liners may seem quicker, but to me the little bit of effort required to wash these silicone cups is so worth it.
There are several reasons I find these so much better. They will always be available. Since they are reusable, I won't find myself without baking cups when I need them. Reusable also means I'm not spending money on liners that are just going to get thrown away. Less trash is better. They are non-stick. My cupcakes slide right out, all in one piece, compared to HOPING the paper cups don't tear off chunks and leave my cupcakes looking like meteors that have broken up in the atmosphere.
Additionally, unlike paper cups, these are oven, microwave, freezer AND dishwasher safe.
Grazia® 24 Pack Silicone Baking Cups can be purchased on Amazon.com. Treat yourself or the baker in your life to easy baking!
Disclosure: I received a set of Grazia Baking Cups in exchange for my honest review. The opinions expressed are 100% my own based on my usage of this product. You opinion and experience may differ. This post contains affiliate links.