For You: A muffin wrap tutorial

I’ve been seeing more and more of these little parchment paper cups used to hold muffins and I wanted to try making some myself.  It’s not hard at all and much less expensive than buying them (which, if you really wanted to, you could buy some here).

Here’s what I did:

I cut parchment paper into squares using my paper cutter.  It has to be parchment paper. Wax paper will do you no favors.  Aluminum foil will affect the heat on the muffin. Parchment paper is your  paper of choice.  Don’t have any?  Get some!  You’ll love it!

I put a dot of butter on the bottom of each muffin spot to cling to the parchment.  This keeps the parchment from popping out of place.  Then I smushed it down with Isaac’s cup.  

And there you have it!

I used a cookie scoop to fill the papers with a Multigrain Muffin batter.

And there they are!  All dressed up!  Ready for breakfast!  I tied some baker’s twine around a few (see the first photo) and left the rest on their own.  But if I were doing this for a brunch or something a little fancy, I would definitely add the twine to them all.  I just didn’t think my guys, in their zeal to consume muffins, would appreciate it enough.

A few blog updates:

First of all…thank you, thank you, thank you for stickin’ around.  I am so flattered how many of you are still showing up here!

Second of all…I added two new tabs next to “home” at the top of the page.  Check them out!  I’ll soon be adding an ‘Andrew’ tab and and an ‘Isaac’ tab and perhaps a ‘favorite projects’ tab.

Thirdly…. there are two new buttons after each post.  One button is a link that will email a post for you (you know those ones you are dying to share!) and the other is mere a “like it!” button (thinking of you, Vanessa!).  If you like this post but don’t want to go on and on about muffin wrappers in the comments section, you can just “like it”!

In fact, I hope you do!

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I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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19 Responses to For You: A muffin wrap tutorial

  1. marsha. says:

    Hi Robyn,

    I can’t remember if I’ve ever commented before… It’s just that I don’t always know what to say and you don’t know me and well… it’s just awkward. But I always enjoy your posts and I will definitely use that like!-button from now on! Thank you!

  2. Plume says:

    Really like this idea! I’ve never used parchment paper so excuse me if the following questions sound stupid. The butter you put between the muffin tin and the paper, or on top of the paper once it’s placed in the muffin tin? I’m thinking it will ooze anyway? And do they come out all stuck to the parchment paper, as they do with the baking cups, which I hate? I love the twine tied around. Got some ideas cooking now, thanks for this!

    • robyn says:

      Hey Plume!

      I put a dot of butter on the pan so the paper would stay down. And but a dot, I really mean a very, very small smudge. Just enough to stick the paper down. Otherwise the paper sort of pops up making it harder to get the batter in there. And they were not stuck AT ALL to the parchment paper! I was wondering about that too!

      • Plume says:

        Ah, okay, I know what you mean now. Same thing happens with cupcake holders too, when I put them in. They kind of come up. Good idea, thanks!

  3. dal says:

    this is awesome! i have been seeing these a lot lately and wondered if there was a certain trick to it. i will have to try it soon.

  4. Miss Vicki says:

    I just wish I had read this post before I made the 24 carrot/apple/pineapple muffins for tomorrows office meeting. I used lame cupcake liners! So dull. My parchment paper is white though, so I need to find some unbleached paper. And of course I would love to have tied them w/ twine. thanks for the idea!! Oh, I made up for it by shaping the butter into seashells.

  5. Stacey says:

    Where’s the “love it!!” button? That’s what I’d always hit!! I hope I have to make muffins soon for someone because I want to do the muffin cups. So professional! Thanks for the lesson, my friend!

  6. Melissa says:

    I wish I’d read this post this morning, before I made my sweet potato muffins!

  7. Susan says:

    So last night on the phone I was thinking, Why is Robyn asking me if I’m going to make parchment paper wrappers for my bran muffins? I just had a baby! Why isn’t she just impressed that I’m making muffins?

    And then this morning I had some unexpected morning time for the computer and I turned on Google Reader thinking, Robyn always has her posts up first thing–I’ll see what she’s up to. And there was nothing. I briefly wondered what was wrong and then realized I hadn’t subscribed to your new digs in my reader. So I hadn’t read this post.

    Now I get it.

    I LOVE the parchment paper thing. I am definitely doing that for my next brunch. I love making brunch but I always go with scones because they have more wow factor but this is a really easy way to majorly up the wow factor in my muffins. If my new oven doesn’t burn them, that is.

    • robyn says:

      Man! Everyone made muffins yesterday!

      Susan, be assured. I am impressed by you showering everyday nevertheless making muffins. I think you have ascended to some category of “magic” in my head right now. “how does she get groceries?” “Magic!” “How does she sleep?” “Magic!” You could pretty much do about anything right now and it wouldn’t surprise me…I’d just attribute it to the magic at work again. ;)

  8. I love these, thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  9. laura says:

    These look amazing! I always wondered how people made those adorable wrappers.

  10. mb says:

    Love these! I, too, have not yet found the brown parchment paper. Any suggestions on where to look for it would be much appreciated!

  11. robyn says:

    mb, I used an earth friendly brand that is called something like “if you care”. So, I’d check out your supermarket for an earth friendly option…chances are, it’s brown! ;)

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  13. Rubyt says:

    How many inches did you cut the parchment paper for regular size muffins, and for the bigger size muffin tins?

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