I was contacted by the The New York Baking Company to do a review of their product on my blog. I was delighted! As you probably know from the title of my blog, I love baking. Funny enough, I love the process of baking even better than the eating of the things I make. Baking is my therapy, and it just makes everything better in my world.
They are so pretty! The kids were thrilled to open up the package of colorful cups, and line them all up. I have to be honest... I had to youtube a video to make sure that I could put the cups on top of a regular baking sheet. Yes, they stayed upright, and nothing spilled out!
The cupcakes in the silicone cups took a little longer to bake. They peeled right out of the cups. I didn't have any baking spray (the youtube tutorial suggested using it), but it didn't matter-- they peeled easily out. As Tate pointed out, if you have the silicone cups, you don't have to throw them away, but get to use them over and over again! Also, they washed right up. They are dishwasher safe, so I just popped them into the top rack of the dishwasher.
Now, since this is an honest review, I will also add that I prefer the paper liners when you are giving cupcakes away. When we wanted to give a few to our neighbors, we didn't want to have to ask for the liner back. I guess I could have peeled them out before frosting them, but really, I don't think my neighbor wants my hands on the outside of the cake when I hand it over.
Lastly, here is Tate's review.