What exactly is so exciting about cupcake liners? I am not totally sure except that they are kind of like shoes to a woman's perfect outfit. You have to have cute shoes to match the whole ensemble right? So that is what the liner is to me. Sure it gets torn off and thrown away and most people don't really take much notice. But its all about today's cupcake aesthetic. They say you eat with your eyes first so why not have as pretty of a cupcake as possible. There are liner of all shapes, sizes , colors, patterns. You name it - they make it.
Cupcakes are the rage these days, and I am even jumping on the cupcake bandwagon, so they should stand out to get noticed. And why not? Who doesn't love a cupcake. They even come in sugar free, wheat free, egg free, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, you name it they have it. If you have any kind of allergy or intolerance well there is always a cupcake friendly enough for you to eat.
Back to the liners. I got introduced to the brown cupcake liner by my friend Steph and she directed me to where she got them on Ebay. I ordered a few packs and made them with an order of chocolate peanut butter cupcakes. I am not blogging these cupcakes since I have twice already and its the same recipe. But I LOVED the look of the brown liner. It just makes the cupcakes look, well, classy. Instead of the boring white or another color that the dark cake washes out, these held up true to color and are grease free so they didn't have any splotches on them. I am all for the grease free liner. So you may not notice the liner the next time you have a cupcake, but to my perfect outfit or cupcake, these are my perfect shoes aka liner and I will take a look before I tear it off to eat the yummy cupcake goodness.