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Jul 7, 2013 03:36 AM

Baking Tulips - (what are they made of?)

Hi everyone, I had a question about baking tulips. Such as these:

So I tried to make them at home with regular parchment paper... it came out beautifully using my origami skills! However when I bake with them because they are non-stick + greasproof they don't stick to my cake like they would when using regular baking cups or has that same effect when you would peel off the wrapper and some of the cake goes with it.. so I did a bit of research... and I found that baking cups are typically made with 'dry wax paper' is that correct?

So the wax is pretty much infused inside of the paper. However, baking with wax paper is not even recommended because it tends to smoke/burn. But if the standard baking cups are originally made w/ dry wax paper. Is it okay if I purchased dry wax paper (paper patties, originally used for placing in between burgers to keep them from sticking) and make tulip baking cups & bake with them?

Since they would be filled with cupcake batters, would the moisture from the batter prevent it from burning?

Hope someone could help me!

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  1. I would think so, or just use the parchment. $10.50 for 24 of the readymades strikes me as a dreadfully high price.

    1. I would think it preferable that the cake not stick to the cups, no? And any protection the batter would give against burning wouldn't matter to the parts of the tulip that extend over the batter. I say use the parchment--the ready made ones are very expensive!

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      1. re: iluvcookies

        Hey! Well, I know it sounds strange maybe I'm not describing it right... but it sort of looks like this:

        It's a German blog, but her cake is what I mean when it just pulls off the cake like that. Which is interesting because it doesn't look burnt at all.

        Is it possibly the recipe?

        1. re: scums

          I knew what you meant. Regular fluted cups always stick, and I'm guessing the tulips in the picture aren't made from parchment, hence the sticking.
          I can't tell you if the dry wax paper is ovenproof or not, nor if what is used to make regular baking cups is available in sheets or rolls. But why do you want the cake to stick?

      2. Not sure why you want the baking tulips to stick to the cake, but if it's so the tulips don't fall off when serving, you could try an additional layer tied with a nice ribbon or fastened with tape, like this:

        1. I don't know why you want the cake to stick, either, but you should not use wax paper in the oven unless it is not exposed to direct heat - so tulips would be a no-go.