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Years ago I had bought a 6-pack of muffins that came in parchment paper liners. They were gorgeous to behold. I have always wanted to try duplicate this idea , and then I saw this pin.
This pin comes from Real Simple's Making New Uses for Old Things series. This idea came from John Lawton:
"When you're out of those pastel (and predictable!) paper guys, line each cup with a large square of parchment, allowing for ample overhang for a fresh-from-the-bakery look."
Of course, the pin doesn't give particular details like the actual size to cut the paper. Through trial and error, I found that a 5-1/2 to 6-inch square paper sheet worked best.
And the bottom of a juice glass worked best for molding the paper over. Simply smooth the paper over the bottom of the glass and down the sides several times to reinforce the shape.
The hardest part? Keeping the muffin papers clean while spooning in the batter. Take your time, these are definitely your 'presentation-type' muffin liners. My muffins did not rise very high, but that might be the nature of a double-chocolate chip muffin mix. It looks more like a brownie than a muffin.
FYI. Next time, try a muffin recipe for a beautifully sugar-crusted blueberry muffin.
Don't want to make your own liners? Gourmet made a little easier, try these brown parchment muffin liners.