with silicone cupcake liners. Hm.
I got a dozen pink silicone cupcake liners on sale after Valentine's Day and couldn't wait to try them. Last week, Mr. A-go-go was having an exceptionally cranky few days so I decided to bake him some gingerbread, his favorite. Skipping over the same old loaf pan I went for these liners imagining all sorts of prettiness and the fabulousness that would be this batch of gingerbread cupcakes. Sadly that did not happen. They took forever to bake and they spilled over big time. Luckily I used a cookie sheet under the whole shabang but sheesh what a mess! I attempted to remove one while hot so I could sample its deliciousness but all it did was fall apart. At least they were moist! After allowing them to cool forever and ever I tried to remove one again and it was a no go. Drats! Screw this I thought. I whipped up a batch of citrus butter frosting that was oh so yummy and I iced a couple just for a photo shoot because really that is what it's all about, getting a good picture. The pictures cam out more fabulous than the cupcakes but I will be saving that fabulousness until tomorrrow. Words of the wise, don't fall for silicone! Unless of course you want to use them as paint cups for your kidlets or maybe at a little prettiness to your Bento boxes (thanks to featherbed for that suggestion!)