Parchment Cupcake Liners

We realized too late that there were no cupcake liners in the house for Kid1’s birthday cupcakes. Rather than running to the store for bleached, colored, pre-folded liners, TinyHands made some out of unbleached parchment paper. They turned out gorgeous! Here’s how to do it, in pictures!

Cut a piece of parchment paper and trace a 5 inch circle on it.

Cut a piece of parchment paper and trace a 5 inch circle on it.

Cut out a 5 inch circle of parchment and find two measuring cups that nest snugly. We used 1/4 cup measures.

Cut out a 5 inch circle of parchment and find two measuring cups that nest snugly. We used 1/4 cup measures.

Place the parchment in your muffin tin or the larger measuring cup, and press the smaller cup into it to crease the bottom.

Place the parchment in your muffin tin or the larger measuring cup, and press the smaller cup into it to crease the bottom.

Look at the pretty folds

Look at the pretty folds

Place the liners in your muffin tin and fill with your batter.

Place the liners in your muffin tin and fill with your batter.

Filled cupcakes

Filled cupcakes

Vanilla Marionberry cupcakes in liners

Vanilla Marionberry cupcakes in liners

Adjust the size of your circle and measuring cups based on the size of the muffin tin. For mini muffins, use 2.5″ circles, and crease the circle into the tin with your fingers if you don’t have a small enough cup.

This post is part of Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways, Make Your Own Monday, Simple Lives Thursday.

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6 comments to Parchment Cupcake Liners

  • That is so clever! I ran out the other night and opted to make scones instead. Will try this the next time.

  • Great idea! They look so rustic!

  • Bebe

    My friend and I have a random obsession with unusual muffin/cupcake liners and recently she gave me some gorgeous poinsettia liners (marked down after the holidays) that I used for Valentine cupcakes. Vanilla cake, raspberry jam piped into the center after baking, cream cheese frosting with a fresh raspberry on top. Not our ordinary fare around here but may I say, they looked (and tasted) like something from a very high end bakery. Plus I got to make them gluten free with way less sugar than their commercial counterparts and my kids, well they thought their mom was a contender for one of those cake baker cable tv competition shows! Definitely worth the extra effort.
    One thing I noticed about the liners though… they were rather simple SQUARES. That should make your next foray into custom liners even easier! You will end up with four pointy corners poking up into the air but they look rather celebratory and you might like them even better. You could even take one of those fancy corner punches that scrapbookers use for their pages and turn them into an artistic expression. Just my little rambly thoughts…

    • Those sound gorgeous! It’s funny you mention squares, because after she made them, TinyHands said she was going to do squares next time so they’d be pointy! We’d love to see pictures & a recipe for those Valentine cupcakes, btw, they sound amazing 🙂

  • I’ve thought of doing this but never have…will give it a go next time we bake muffins. Visiting from Wardeh’s. 🙂 ~Lisa

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