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12Jul/11

How To Tuesday: Bouquet of Tulips.

When I made my Chocolate Banana Cinnamon Muffins I got a lot of questions about how to make your own tulip baking cups. I described it briefly in the recipe but I thought it would be better if I just showed you.

You can buy tulip baking cups but why bother spending money on something that you can make for next to free? You know I'm all about saving money. Plus sometimes we're human and run out of important stuff like baking cups. It's nice to know we forgetful folk have options. It's just a clever trick to dress up even the plainest muffins.






































Cut parchment paper into squares 2 – 3 inches wide. One at a time press the squares into the cups in the muffin tin. Smooth your fingers into the corners and whatever paper puckers up crease it flat against the side of the cup using your fingernail. Make sure not to force the parchment paper too far because it tears pretty easily especially with sharp fingernails.






































Continue until you've filled the muffin tin with the sweet tulip baking cups. They may have a tendency to spring up out of the pan but that just means you need to make a few more creases in the parchment paper to make it fit snugly.

Make sure to drop in tomorrow to see just how to properly use these adorable liners.

I'll give you a hint. It rhymes with shmuffins.







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  1. cute!! I really love these type of baking cups :)

  2. Super cute! And such a great additional way for using parchment paper…I’m all about repurposing. :)

  3. mine never turn out so beautiful :( Yours are PERFECT!

  4. Nice tutorial here, I will need to try this. Look forward to the muffin post.

  5. What a great way of making muffin cups. We are so use to buying them at the store that we forget that there are diffent ways to make things pretty. Thanks for the reminder =)

  6. Can’t wait to try this! I have seen so many people make muffins in them, and they are so cute!

  7. Very classy! Love how the cups look, and can’t wait to try it :) Thanks for sharing so many fantastic things on your blog.

  8. Looks great! Thanks for sharing

  9. I have seen this around the web for awhile, but didn’t have the patience to try it. You make it look so easy, and I will definitely try it.

  10. So practical and pretty! Will have to try this one day :)

  11. So practical — and your photos make it look so do-able! Thanks for the idea — now that you show it, it seems obvious, but I never thought to make my own! Can’t wait to see what you make in them.

  12. I’ve always loved the look of tulip cups – so elegant! Thanks so much for sharing.

  13. I really love your idea. I happen to see them in a Bakery yesterday and started looking for them. You do make it look easy. Thanks


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