Parchment Paper Lotus Cups and Tulip Cups in New Colors
Product Description: PaperChef has come out with new colors of Tulip Cups and Lotus Cups, this latter style allowing for the development of a true “muffin top” (seen below on left). Ovenproof to 425°F/218°C. Cups should not touch open flame and they are not reusable. May be used in both conventional and microwave ovens. The company’s motto is “The Art of Cooking with Parchment”.
Test Kitchen Overview: These are a great addition to our pantry as they provide an alternate design to the traditional fluted paper cups. The shapes and muted colors are lovely and have applications for every day baking as well as holiday. We used then inserted in muffin tins and they work wonderfully. They also peel away from the muffin quite readily.
Pros: Elegant muted colors and their shapes lend a sophisticated touch to even the lowliest muffin recipe. If you want to re-heat a muffin in the microwave, these papers are safe.
Cons: More pricey than most basic fluted cups. Also take care with placing oven racks as these stand tall and you don’t want them to touch the roof of the oven or the rack above them. Note that these allow you to make a very generous muffin, so your muffin count might go down and baking times might need to be adjusted. My biggest beef is I wanted more colors! Their lovely muted hues are so different from what one normally finds; the choice of gray as one of the colors seemed a bit odd to us.
Suggested Use: Anytime you want a more elegant look for your muffins or cupcakes.
Where to Buy: Through Amazon or use the site’s find-a-store feature.
Price at Time of Review: Lotus Cups are $3.50 for 12; Tulip Cups are $3.50 for 12.
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Bakepedia received this product as a gift for review. All opinions are the reviewer’s own.