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Baking with cardboard/paper cupcake cups

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Im really hoping to get some advice from those of you that use the cardboard/paper cupcake cups (such as this) Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, R1.0.1.M2a

 

 

 

As these aren't fluted they dont fit into any of the cupcake pans that I own.  I have placed them on a baking tray and popped them into the oven which seems to have worked fine but I was just wondering what others do.  Is there a cupcake pan you can buy that has straight sides that these cups would fit into?
Also, when I use these cups and bake on a baking tray, I never get nice, even tops as I do using fluted liners in a fluted cupcake pan (the traditional sort which always produce a lovely even dome/surface).  Any ideas why this may be the case?  All I can think is that the heat isnt being distributed as evenly???

Looking forward to any tips :)

 

TIA
 

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opps, bugger.  There was when I posted the comment :(
Thanks for letting me know Declansmama :)

 

Here is the pic I was referring to 

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Just bumping...

Isnt there anyone out there that can enlighten me? icon_sad.gif

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Are you supposed to bake in them or are they just for decoration? Would you be able to bake in a normal cupcake wrapper or just in the pan and put them in those after baking? Just curious bc I have used some decorative cupcake wraps around regular ones but the decorative ones were lacy and not solid like those.
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All of the similar ones I use are meant to stand on their own and be placed on a baking sheet.  That is one of the reasons they cost more.

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Slapsappyhappy you are supposed to bake in them, and they are great as they give a nice shape and height however I just cant get the tops even.  Ive seen the cupcake wraps (which are gorgeous) but the cups im talking about are a different product :)
 

Matthewkyrankelly, out of curiosity, when you bake them with them do you get nice rounded tops/domes?

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I will preface my answer with the fact that I used them for one special event and used one particular recipe.    They did not bake nicely.  I couldn't use about 30% of what baked for various cosmetic reasons.  However, the recipe was very temperamental.  That could have been the cause.

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