How to Use Silicone Baking Cups

by Elizabeth Arnold ; Updated September 28, 2017

Make cupcakes in convenient silicone baking cups.

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Items you will need

  • Baking sheet or muffin pan
  • Cupcake or muffin batter

Using silicone baking cups to make muffins and cupcakes is an eco-friendly alternative to their disposable paper counterparts. Non-stick silicone baking cups are dishwasher-safe and you won't have to worry about running out of paper cups right before a birthday party or other big event. Silicone baking cups are available in a wide range of whimsical shapes, such as hearts and flowers, so you can customize your baked goods to coordinate with the theme of a party or celebration.

Step 1

Arrange the silicone baking cups on a baking sheet or slip the them into the holes on a muffin pan.

Step 2

Pour cupcake or muffin batter into the baking cups, allowing a 1/2-inch head space for expansion.

Step 3

Bake the cupcakes and muffins according to recipe instructions; silicone baking cups can withstand up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 4

Remove the baked goods from the oven. Using your thumbs, push the bottoms of the baking cups slightly to release the warm cupcakes or muffins. Place the treats on a cooling rack to cool.


  • Consider serving the baked goods in the cups.

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About the Author

Elizabeth Arnold has written for a wide variety of publications and websites. Her experience includes writing travel features for "Recommend" magazine and packaging marketing copy for both Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Bros. consumer products. Recently, Arnold was a staff writer for "Special Events" magazine. Arnold studied English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.