My favorite place in the house is the kitchen. I probably have the biggest sweet tooth you've ever seen. Not only do I have a sweet tooth, but I am also a chocoholic. When it comes to my "diet" and staying healthy, a lot of the times I have to ignore my urge to devour sweets. This is why I LOVE cupcakes, they are miniature cakes! I can eat one or two and not feel guilty about ruining my healthy habits.
One thing I disliked about making cupcakes? I would either have not enough paper cupcake liners or none at all! This is why I was super excited to be given the opportunity to bake with Grazia's colorful silicone baking cups.
I used the baking cups for the first time two weeks ago at a Christmas party I hosted at my place.
I first sprayed all of the silicone baking cups with canola oil. I didn't want to take any chance of the cupcakes getting stuck!
I used package orange color cupcake mix and added orange zest and orange juice from those small Cuties oranges. I followed the baking instructions on the packaging, then let them cool. One of my close friends helped by frosting them and adding holiday sprinkles on top. They turned out GREAT!
All of our natural instinct was to try to peel the silicone baking cup off like you would do with a paper cupcake liner. After a few tries, I found out the easiest way to get the cupcake out. If you gently squeeze the bottom of the silicone cup, out comes the cupcake!
Okay, they were easy to use while baking and easy to get out to eat. I bet you are wondering, how EASY are they to clean? I filled my sink with steaming hot water (my tap water gets REALLY hot) added some soap and tossed the baking cups in for a quick soak. After they soaked a little bit, I went back with a baby bottle scrubbing brush and lightly scrubbed the inside of the baking cups.
Next, I rinsed the baking cups and laid them out on the drying rack.
Once they were dried, I put them back in the plastic tube they came in. So easy to clean and a perfect container to store them in!
You can find these great baking cups here.
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Grazia or any of Grazia's employees. I received 24 Grazia Silicone Baking Cups solely for the purpose to properly give my opinion on the product. Other than 24 Grazia Silicone Baking Cups, I did not receive any compensation for this review. Even though I did receive the product for free, the details in this review are 100% my thoughts and opinions.