|Wilton Easy-Flex silicone bake ware|
Product: Easy-Flex silicone baking cups & Easy-Flex Silicone mini-muffin pan
Where to buy: www.Wilton.com or where baking products are sold
Suggested Retail Price: $9.99
It’s no secret that The Critic isn’t a baker however after combing the Wilton Company website for new gadgets, I came across the Easy-Flex silicone baking cups and the Easy-Flex mini-muffin pan. Being an aluminum pan gal myself, I wanted to test these puppies out and gauge if silicone bake ware was a viable alternative to traditional aluminum baking pans. So, I contacted Wilton regarding my project and a few days later my pans were in the mail!
|Staggered Baking Cups: Silicone vs. Paper|
|The 1st batch of cupcakes|
Immediately, what I liked about the silicone bakeware is that it offered a reusable option that required minimum cleaning (just use hot soapy water). They can be placed in the dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator or freezer and they withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees. Also the cups can be used as gelatin and/or pudding molds. Although my bakeware was round, Wilton offers various shapes such as hearts, stars or animals. For storage they are flexible and require less space than my aluminum products.
|Into the oven you go|
|The toothpick test|
|The 2nd batch was much better|
|Filling the mini-muffin pan|