Cupcake Liners
Posted: 05 May 2010 09:28 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi everyone,

I’ve been lurking for about a year now and have learned so much from all of you!
I have a quick question about cupcake liners in the RHC book.  Some of the cupcake recipes in there ask you to coat the cupcake liners with baking spray.  I’ve never done this before with any cupcakes that I’ve made, so I’m just wondering if there was a reason that this needs to be done.  Also, when Rose says cupcake liners, is she talking about paper liners or silicone cupcake liners?

Any information you can provide would be appreciated!

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Posted: 06 May 2010 02:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hello there and may I say I am so glad you decided to come out into the open! lol I know I am a newbie still around here, but I figured I would chime in and probably make you laugh with my *duh, seriously?* answer to your question. At least a partial answer! I will share with you an unfortunate event from last month, where I had a big cupcake order and didn’t grease the liners with a very chocolatey batter. My test cupcakes all stuck to the supposedly non-stick paper and foil liners and made a huge mess of eating them, tore the entire outsides off trying to unwrap them. They were like little chocolate cupcake nubs! Luckily, I caught it before making the actual batch and greased my liners with spray. I think it has something to do with the way the papers are pleated? I am the least of the genius minds here, hehe, I am sure they will have a eureka point to share that will enlighten us all. =P I am so glad to meet you!

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Posted: 08 May 2010 11:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hi Everyone,

Thank you for the warm welcome!

Thank you very much for all your feedback about the cupcake liners…you’ve all given me a lot to think about.  I’ll have to give the spraying of cupcake liners a try (at least once) and see how it goes.  What’s the worst that could happen right?  smile


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Posted: 11 April 2013 05:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I have tried baking RHC Chocolate Butter Cupcakes twice already and on both times, the cupcake liners always peel off the cupcakes. I let the cupcakes cool enough to handle and allow it to cool on cooling racks. I am beginning to speculate that it may be a recipe issue because I never have any problem with the liners literally falling off the cupcakes as it cools. I do not think it is condensation causing the problem because I take it out from the pans almost immediately. However, I notice that this is an oilier recipe evidenced by the greasy or wet appearance of the paper liners. I also do not think it is an issue of liner brands because I have been using the same liners for all my cupcake recipes, including ones from RHC, all the time without any problems. I appreciate any information you can share with me.

Below was Rose and Woody’s reply below. It did not help me because I tried both methods to spray the cupcake liners and the other batch, without baking spray. Both batches ended up with the liners falling off the cupcakes. I liked the Chocolate Butter Cupcake recipe’s taste and texture; but it isn’t pretty because the cupcakes do not stick to the liners.


Hi Jack,
During our testing we did not have your described problem when the liners were sprayed with Baker’s Joy as stated in the preparation.
We ask:
1. Did you use baking spray with flour on your liners?
2. Have you baked other chocolate cupcake recipes, as chocolate recipes are known to stick to liners?
Rose & Woody

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