Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World

July 20, 2007

What’s the Deal With the Icies Cupcake Wrappers?

Filed under: Baking Porn,Decorating — by isachandra @ 1:57 pm

Coconut Lime Cupcakes image stolen from MechanicallySeparatedOk ra.

That was my Seinfeld impression (what’s the deal with…), thank you very much.

I’m saying though – they look so pretty and modern but I would think that it would be a pain to eat a cupcake out of one. From my many years of field research in icies eating, it seems that you need to rip the rim apart to get to the cupcake. Don’t you lose a little bit of the grace that standard cupcake liners afford? I thought that peeling back the wrapper is part of the cupcake ritual that we hold dear. Am I just a luddite? Enlighten me.

18 Comments »

  1. yes, you lose a bit og the grace afforded by customary cupcake liners b/c you’d have to rip this icie improv….however….your display looks pretty…i guess if you didn’t want to rip it, the other option would be to squeeze the cupcake out…that’s be interesting!

    Comment by TP — July 20, 2007 @ 4:28 pm |Reply

  2. i agree, i like to peel off the cupcake liner all at once!

    Comment by jocelyn — July 20, 2007 @ 8:13 pm |Reply

  3. I’ve never seen these, but it looks like they’re pleated, so you can maybe loosen them a little? I still like cupcake liners, though.

    Hey, guess what I saw on Wednesday? Magnolia is open again- booooo.

    Comment by bazu — July 20, 2007 @ 11:00 pm |Reply

  4. It’s form over function. Traditional wrapers provide both.

    Comment by Devil's Lunchbox — July 21, 2007 @ 12:02 pm |Reply

  5. You get a teeny spoon and eat the cupcake with it, with one pinky in the air. Plus a tophat, monacle, and a little pip-pip-cherrio if you’re feeling saucy.

    Comment by Katie — July 21, 2007 @ 6:17 pm |Reply

  6. I like to use these cups because they’re the perfect size. A little smaller than half of a standard cupcake. Good eaters will eat several. Timid eaters don’t refuse a cupcake (as they may do with a standard sized one). They can’t refuse. It’s barely any commitment.

    They’re very easy to eat. Just pull the pleats apart and remove the cake in tact.

    Comment by Erica — July 21, 2007 @ 11:38 pm |Reply

  7. My favorite will always be the foil wrappers…pretty and shiny.

    Comment by Anonymous — July 22, 2007 @ 12:15 pm |Reply

  8. I thought it was just me. I hate those wrappers, so hard to eat out of. My husband pops the whole cupcake in his mouth and then removes the wrapper with his teeth. Kind of horrifying. Plus, you lose half of the darn cake. Maybe I’m just a traditionalist. Heck, half the time I bake cupcakes without wrappers at all!

    Comment by Shannon — July 23, 2007 @ 11:29 am |Reply

  9. A tiny little spoon has my attention

    Comment by Devil's Lunchbox — July 23, 2007 @ 5:30 pm |Reply

  10. I made these last weekend…but they didn’t look half as pretty. Maybe it’s b/c I ate half the tasty icing first, and barely had enough left to clothe the cup cakes.

    Comment by urbanevgan — July 24, 2007 @ 11:07 am |Reply

  11. I use these wrapper and think they’re kickin because no mess is made. It’s something that makes me rage when I use the cute little papers but still have to clean the muffin pan, which I HATE, it’s such a pain, every little muffin indent and the water splashes back and your shirt gets a wet and you have to change and…

    anyway, simple thing: make a snip or two just on the thick rim of the cup and it provides an easy tearaway, like so:

    Comment by emilie — July 26, 2007 @ 6:18 pm |Reply

  12. ok, looks like i can’t post the picture, so here’s a link

    Figgy Cupcake, Unwrapped

    Comment by emilie — July 26, 2007 @ 6:20 pm |Reply

  13. the great advantage of this style of liner is that they stand on their own. you can bake a crapload of them all at once on a cookie sheet. they are a little tougher to peel but i just tear at the rim andd they peel off just fine. the slightly smaller than an average cupcake size is also pretty appealing. but in the summer time, getting all the cupcakes done in one batch helps keep the kitchen a lot cooler!

    Comment by ren — July 31, 2007 @ 7:00 pm |Reply

  14. hi! i love your book!!!!!!!! its super awesome.

    i do have a question though..my vanilla cupcakes come out a little dry.

    i dont think im baking them too long.

    is there anything else i can do to make them more moist???

    thanks!

    Comment by michelle n — August 22, 2007 @ 4:21 pm |Reply

  15. ohh.. and the curdling part?? how do i knwo when its curdled.. what does it look like. hahah

    i let it sit after i mix it.. but umm.. i dunno if its doing anything.. arhghg

    Comment by michelle n — August 22, 2007 @ 4:40 pm |Reply

  16. Yeah. you are not alone in your thinking. They look real nice but I would need to break apart the cupcake to get to it either with a spork or by just ripping the paper in half.

    Comment by Cae Besaw — August 30, 2007 @ 10:11 am |Reply

  17. how many oz. are the cupcake cups

    Comment by Bia — September 28, 2007 @ 10:40 pm |Reply

  18. :O

    Comment by Diseño Web — September 12, 2008 @ 2:04 pm |Reply


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