Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Baking With Silicone Baking Cups Saves Time and Money
Baking is something that is a part of how I like to make out home comfortable and soothing. I love to bake and I love making muffins pretty much more than anything. There are so many kinds and flavors.
I will admit though, that I do not like using paper liners because of the waste and I do not enjoy using non-stick sprays. They make a horrible mess of my pans. My pans go through so much anyway without extra help. So that leaves greasing the pans with shortening or oil. Still not fun and somewhat time consuming and messy.
I know....whaaaa, whaaaa, whaaaa! Even though there are steps I don't enjoy, muffins are made often and enjoyed here at our home.
When companies started developing silicone bake ware and I learned about silicone muffin cups, you can imagine my excitement! They are so neat to use and save a ton of time and no more greasing. Yay!!
Brighids Kitchen sent me a 12ct set of their Silicone Baking Cups to try out and I did, several times. Here are some basics about their silicone baking cups.
- Safe to use in oven, microwave, freezer, refrigerator and dishwasher with temperatures safe from temps of -40 to +446 degrees Fahrenheit.
- FDA Approved Food Grade Silicone and BPA Free for safe use by you and your family.
- No Hassle, No Questions, One Year Money Back Guarantee!
- These silicone baking cups are reusable and dishwasher safe.
- They are non-stick to make it easy to get your muffins out.
- They can be placed directly on a baking sheet without the need for a muffin pan, but you may want to use the pan if you need to make sure the shape doesn't flatten out.
- There are 6 colors in each package, 2 cups of each color, including: Blue, Green, Purple, Pink, Yellow and Orange.
- FDA Approved Food Grade Silicone, BPA Free and safe for you and your family.
- Easy to transport with more firm support than paper liners provide.
- Easy-release feature makes it simple for your friends to enjoy your cupcakes.
- Use in the oven for baking cupcakes, muffins, cheesecakes, egg muffins, etc.
- Use in the freezer to create large ice cubes, ice cream cupcakes, etc.
- Use in the refrigerator for gelatin and pudding.
- Use in the microwave with fast cook recipes.
- Use as mini snack bowls for nuts, chocolate, etc.
- Use to divide up a lunch/bento box.
You can see that there are a ton of uses for silicone baking cups, way more than just muffins. That's what I like about them most. They do make great ice cubes that melt slowly and are perfect for ice cream cupcakes. Just decorate the tops with whipped cream and it looks like icing on top! It's a fun and creative dessert.
With the Brighids Kitchen I was not as happy with them as a few others I have tried. They are much thicker than others I have and I do like that because they do keep their shape better with heavy things served and fixed in them. But for muffins and cupcakes I had a little trouble with sticking, a lot more than I have had with other brands. I was super disappointed with that! Most silicone baking cups you can remove the item pretty quickly after they come out of the oven and there is little to no sticking. With the Brighids Kitchen silicone baking cups, you have to wait until the items are completely cooled and then slowly work around the cups to release what is inside them.
Were I had the best success is with making ice cubes and ice cream cupcakes. You soften the ice cream slightly, enough to be able to shape it some. Fill the silicone cups with the ice cream and freeze again. When they are frozen completely, wiggle the silicone (the same as you would with ice) and out pop the ice cream cupcakes. They look so cute on a small plate with whipped cream frosting and drizzles of chocolate or caramel. A very fun and special treat.
These are not the best silicone baking cups I have tried, but they are good.
You can purchase your own Brighids Kitchen Silicone Baking Cups HERE!
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We received samples of the products for the purpose of review. No other compensation was given. All opinions expressed here are those of the author.