Using Cupcake Silicone Liners
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Using Cupcake Silicone Liners

As I flew up to NY early in March, I found a lot of goodies waiting for me under the tree. Ok maybe not literally under (it was long gone!) but you get the idea. One of the gifts was a set of 12 cupcake silicone liners. I’ve heard both great and not so good things about them. I found a perfect recipe to try them on and now I’m completely sold! The silicone bakeware is marvelous. It can go from one extreme temperature to the other, so think about using your liners for making frozen treats in addition to baking cupcakes. You can make a wonderful chocolate pudding on these too.


Cupcake Silicon Liners

Prepare the Silicone Cupcake Liners

  1. Condition the silicone cupcake liners before their first use. Wash them in warm soapy water and rinse them well.
  2. Coat the liners with a thin layer of vegetable oil or non-stick spray. The method of seasoning the liners will only be needed for the first few uses.

Prepare the Oven

  1. Preheat the oven according to the directions for the cupcake recipe.
  2. Adjust the oven rack so that it’s sitting in the middle of the oven.

Bake the Cupcakes

  1. Make the cupcake batter according to your recipe.
  2. Place the liners on a cookie sheet or a muffin tray slipping them into the slots. Mine didn’t fit perfectly because of the shape, so I rather placed them on the cookie sheet.
  3. Fill the silicone cupcake liners two thirds of the way or with the batter according to the recipe. Some liners come with a marked fill line. Bake the cupcakes.
  4. Check the time. When using silicone liners for the first time, it’s important to watch the cupcakes carefully, as baking times may vary slightly from your normal cookware. the recipe which I tried them called for 22 minutes of baking, so I checked at 20 minutes and it was perfect.
  5. Test the cupcakes to see if they’re done by inserting a toothpick or skewer into a cupcake that’s in the center of the cookie sheet. The cupcakes are done baking when the toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Remove the cupcakes from the oven. Use an oven mitt to hold the cookie sheet as you take it out of the oven. Be careful. Silicone bakeware cools quickly, but it will be very hot when you first remove it. Turn out the cupcakes immediately. Mine required a small tap on the bottom. Once cooled, ice, serve, and enjoy your cupcakes.

Care and Clean Up

  1. To clean the silicone cupcake liners, load the liners into the dishwasher or wash by hand with warm, soapy water. Given that the silicone bakeware is made of a flexible material, you can turn the silicone bakeware inside out to easily clean the crevices.
  2. Stack the clean and dry silicone cupcake liners inside one another to store.


  1. Do not use knives or sharp objects on your silicone cupcake liners.
  2. Check the instructions on any silicone liners you purchase for temperature range.
  3. Never place the silicone liners on direct heat, such as stove tops or hot plates; they’ll melt.

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    Marge Smith
    Saturday May 24th, 2014 at 03:21 PM

    It worked great! It. Took a shorter time in my oven. About16 min.

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      Saturday May 24th, 2014 at 03:25 PM

      We’re glad it worked! Glad you figured out how long your silicone cupcake liners bake!

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    Sunday May 10th, 2015 at 01:16 PM

    Thanks to both responders! I also agree that the instructions for silicone cupcake liners in baking cupcakes is the best I’ve seen on the internet.

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    Sunday May 10th, 2015 at 06:50 PM

    Thank you for your kind words Glenna!

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    Saturday June 13th, 2015 at 09:47 AM

    I had one problem with mine and it was big..I washed them in the dishwasher, top shelf, and was very happy. I let them dry naturally and then a few weeks later used them again. However, we were eating a cupcake and it was horrible. They tasted like soap! I’m nervous about using them again.

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      Saturday June 13th, 2015 at 12:01 PM

      Hi miriama59! I would suggest conditioning the silicone liners again: Wash them in warm (this time, no soap) water and rinse them well. Then, let them dry completely and coat the liners with a thin layer of vegetable oil or non-stick spray.

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