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Oct 24, 2007 11:39 AM

Paper Souffle Cup--Okay to bake with?


I'm referring to those little cups that are also known as "nut and party" cups (I think); I got some at Smart and Final with the intent of using them as cupcake liners. However, I've come to understand that there's wax in these cups and possibly unsafe to bake with (?). Anyone have some further knowledge on this--does the wax transfer to the batter therefore making it unsafe to use? Thanks!

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  1. Hmm... well, I don't know how "unsafe" they are, but I used them all the time for cupcakes. I think I use 4 oz cups and they make a slightly smaller cupcake, but I can also place 24 of them on one rimmed baking sheet, so I can bake a whole batch in one shot.

    I haven't noticed a waxy residue on the baked cupcake and they certainly taste fine, so I'm not going to worry about it.

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    1. re: leanneabe

      okay, thanks for your thoughts. Actually, my bf who was skeptical on my baking with these cups contacted the company and was told best to not bake with them, however, another person from the same company just emailed him and said it's okay to bake b/c the wax does not leach off the paper into the batter. Hmm, I think I'll go ahead and bake w/them too.