How to stop my cupcakes from sticking to their cupcake wrappers?

by Kyra   Last Updated May 19, 2015 01:07 AM

I have found that every time I make cupcakes (or muffins, cornbread & hot dog muffins, etc) that the paper liner sticks to the finished cupcake. I know its not me because the Tim Hortons 'muffins' also stick to their liners.

How do I fix this?

Tags : baking cupcakes


Answers 12


Isn't that normal?

I suppose if it's causing a problem, you could use a non-stick (teflon, etc.) muffin pan, without the paper liners.

You could also try silicone-coated (parchment) liners. A quick check reveals that e.g., Amazon sells them.

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derobert
derobert
March 29, 2011 18:10 PM

I've had this happen too and I've found this little trick helps. Line your muffin/cupcake tin with your papers and then give the papers in the pan a light coating with non-stick spray.

Anna
Anna
March 29, 2011 20:30 PM

I second the non-stick spray. Another suggestion would be putting a water bath in to keep the muffins or cupcakes from drying out too much and sticking to the paper.

Devo Sandberg Kessin
Devo Sandberg Kessin
March 30, 2011 09:00 AM

I've found cooking them in paper cases and silicone cases seems to stop them sticking. I think the silicone stops the moisture escaping and the paper means they don't stick to the silicone.

Echilon
Echilon
March 30, 2011 11:47 AM

If you put them upside down into the microwave under a wet paper towel for 15 seconds, the cupcake papers come right off.

sasha
sasha
June 16, 2012 13:55 PM

My muffin recipe calls for melted butter, so I brush a little into the bottom of the wrappers and up the sides a bit. Works a treat. I've also seen greaseproof silicone ones that might be worth a try.

Kirsteen
Kirsteen
February 07, 2013 18:42 PM

One question would be why do you need the wrappers? If you don't need them at all, just grease the pans and don't use them.

I once agreed to make cupcakes for a wedding**, and as I knew this was a potential problem (and I didn't want people dressed nicely having to struggle with unwrapping frosted cupcakes), I greased the muffin tins, and purchased larger than normal wrappers. Once the cupcakes were baked, I removed them from the pan, and just placed them in the wrappers.

** I actually agreed to make a cake. I was told 'just a plain white cake'. So I took 3 months of cake decorating classes. Then somehow it changed to '150 cupcakes, with a rose on each one' ... luckily, I found a place where I could buy the roses, but I had to clean 'em out.

Joe
Joe
February 08, 2013 01:24 AM

Using tin foil type liners instead of paper ones has worked for me in the past.

user20848
user20848
October 21, 2013 02:35 AM

I stumbled upon Wilton parchment paper cupcake liners and voila!, no sticking to the paper. Something must be different though because cupcakes never used to stick to paper liners like they do now. The parchment works great though. Jo-Ann's sells them and you can find them in stores where Wilton products are sold.

Jbug6
Jbug6
February 06, 2014 02:18 AM

Slide a cookie sheet filled with water under the bottom rack. The moisture in the oven prevents the muffin from sticking to the paper liners.

user26400
user26400
August 08, 2014 22:43 PM

I used both paper liners and the foil outer they did not stick. Then I bought cheaper paper and they stuck really bad.

Marie Ward
Marie Ward
January 13, 2015 04:48 AM

Have you tried the silicone baking cup liners? My wife and daughter used it whenever they bake muffins and banana bread and with perfect result, no burnt side and bottom and evenly cooked muffins non-sticky and easy to slide cupcakes and banana breads. You don't need to buy paper cupcake liners everytime because silicone cupcake liners are reusable and easy to clean. To learn more see... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P87R4PO

Ernie
Ernie
January 20, 2015 16:38 PM

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