These d.i.y. parchment muffin liners show you how to make your own muffin liners out of parchment paper. They’re is so much cheaper than tulip baking cups!
I love do-it-yourself tips. It’s nice to find new purposes for common household items, isn’t it?! The other day I was baking muffins, and lo and behold, I noticed I was out of muffin liners. Not always a big deal, but I like paper liners for the easy clean-up. I think those little pieces of cake or muffin that stick to the inside of the muffin cups are the hardest to wash out! I’ve seen these pretty tulip muffin liners in the baking isle before, but they tend to be a bit costly compared to regular cups, so I’ve never bought them.
Well, now you can make your own! And it’s so easy!You will need:
- Parchment paper
Cut parchment paper in 5-inch squares.
If you have a glass that fits the width of the muffin cup, great! All you have to do is press the parchment square into the muffin cup with the glass and it folds the edges perfectly.
If you don’t have a glass, you can just use your hands to push the parchment square into the muffin cup, molding the paper to fit the inside of the cup. Pleat the sides until the parchment sits up against the wall of the muffin cup.
The parchment may want to unfold a little, but will be fine once the cake or muffin batter is put inside to weight it back down.
The nice thing about the parchment liners is that they are nonstick, so your cake or muffin comes out whole, without leaving bits and pieces stuck to the paper, like some traditional liners. They also make a little disposable plate on which to eat your treat! So, let’s go bake something!