I gotta say, I love cooking and baking – and I love cooking and baking even more when it’s going to look gorgeous in photos after I’m done. As much as I love tasting my treats, I honestly love the photo-worthy designs of my treats even more. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been inspired to bake something purely because I thought my camera could take some lovely photos of it.
That’s partly why I love the California Kitchenware Butterfield Silicone Cupcake Molds. Made from silicone, this set has 12 silicone cupcake molds in bright blue, bright yellow, and a bright pink/purple. Standard in size, these will fit regular-sized muffin tins. However, according to the instructions, no muffin tins are needed. You can just use these on a cookie sheet if muffin tins aren’t something you have.
Made from food-grade and non-stick silicone, these are designed to be freezer, microwave, and oven-safe up to 500 degrees. They also can be washed on the top shelf of the dishwasher. I tested them up to 350 degrees for my cooking, and each one of the 12 went into the top shelf of the dishwasher for cleaning with no issue. (I recommend turning them inside out in order to get them as easily cleaned as possible)
The cupcake molds were super easy to use, and honestly, look at how bright and stunning the molds look against the cupcake pan. (No, I didn’t put the pan outside in the snow to get that photo. No, you can’t prove it.)
When it comes to baking, the cupcakes came out really evenly-baked and very moist. They were really delicious. I really recommend these muffin tin molds for cupcakes that you plan to cool before eating, though. If you attempt to eat them while warm, because of the inflexible nature of silicone, the cupcake can come apart while trying to get the mold of the silicone off. Cooled cupcakes that had been out of the oven for two or three hours seemed to do best with these silicone molds. The warmer ones (10 minutes out) tended to fall apart as you tried to remove the silicone molding.
I love that I have reusable cupcake mold liners for the muffin tin now. I don’t feel so bad about making cupcakes now that I know that my cupcake molds can just be reused again and again. I always used to feel so bad throwing away the paper liners. Now I don’t have to. Definitely a more environmentally-friendly way for me to enjoy the occasional cupcake or morning muffin.
Like the look of it for yourself? Check out the California Kitchenware Butterfield Silicone Cupcake Molds right on Amazon.