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The eco-friendly cupcake

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The eco-friendly cupcake

You know I love sweets, don't you? Well I've always suffered such guilt when I make cupcakes. No, not because I try to refrain from eating the whole darn batch and inevitably give in (I've come to accept that this is what happens - if you acknowledge certain flaws you'll be able to live with them), but because of those little and oh-so-cute cupcake-tin paper liners. What a waste! Every time I peel back the paper liner, mouth watering, I ask Mother Earth to forgive me for wasting paper. Oh, I've tried buttering the pan, but I find it just ruins my muffin tins. And then I discovered silicone muffin/cupcake cups. [caption id="attachment_1316" align="aligncenter" width="457" caption="Silicups from Williams-Sonoma make for a waste-free cupcake!"] Silicups from Williams-Sonoma make for a waste-free cupcake![/caption] My life has changed! You don't have to grease or flour these cups, and I can't even tell you how easily my cupcakes or muffins come out. The liner is clean enough to put back in its case (tempting, I know). It's like magic! Also, you don't even need a muffin tin when using these. You can just line them up on a baking sheet and pop them in the oven. I do use a muffin tin, though, as I don't trust myself. What if they tipped over and I lost all my gooey chocolate-y cupcake batter? Yes, I am this excited over muffin cups. I found my Danesco Silicone Muffin Cups at Kitchen Stuff Plus, but I've also checked out the above Silicups and Williams-Sonoma. I highly recommend these for a guilt-free muffin or cupcake! Are you making cupcakes tonight? I sure am! Try out these chocolate cupcakes. I usually match them up with The Joy of Cooking's mocha icing. To die for!
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