How to stop cupcake liners from peeling away from cupcakes

Posted on July 8th, 2012 in Cupcakes

It can be a frustrating thing… Spending precious time making cupcakes for an event, only to have the liners peel away from the cupcakes after they've been baked. Not the end of the world in the grand scheme of things, but, if you're concerned about presentation for a wedding, for example, the little things make all the difference.

I've experienced this issue here and there, and luckily enough, when it happened with a bunch of the cupcakes I made for my brother's wedding, I had enough extra that I could pick out ones which hadn't peeled away.

Making extra cupcakes each time and crossing my fingers didn't seem like the best idea in the long run, ;-)  so I set out this year to figure out how to make cupcakes which the liners adhered to. It's a work in progress, so I'd love to hear your feedback too, but I've come to a few conclusions:

How to Prevent Cupcake Liners from Peeling away from Cupcakes

  • No need to spray the muffin tin with cooking spray; the liners do the job for you, and the extra grease seems to contribute to the liners peeling away. 
  • Fill the cupcakes liners only about 2/3 of the way with batter. For the muffin tins I use, that's about 1/4 cup.
  • A few minutes after taking the cupcakes out of the oven, take them out of the pan to further cool. If they're left too long in the muffin tin, it seems the heat and moisture causes the liner to loosen.
  • Let cupcakes cool to room temperature before putting them in the fridge or freezer.

And that's it!

Has worked well for me. If you have any more tips to share, please feel free to share them in the comments below, on facebook, or twitter.

The cupcakes for this post – lemon with vanilla buttercream - although sweet & zesty, were just a little too dense for me.  Am still playing around with the lemon cupcake recipe, so don't have one to share yet, but I've compiled a list of delicious-looking options for you:

About these cupcake decorations:

  • I usually like to make all my sugar decorations myself, but these gumpaste flowers are my exception. They're from Petra International and you can find out more about them here.
  • The lace around the liners is adhered with edible glue.

Off I go to bake some lemon fluffiness {hopefully!}. 

Have fun baking!!

xo,

Marian
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