Friday Food: Reynolds Baked For You Liners

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Reynolds is not just your foil and plastic wrap provider any more. They've come up with chic way to spice up your cupcakes without changing the recipe, and we here at Momtrends love the new designs! And we picked up a recipe to share.

Normally when bake with fancy cupcake liners the grease from the cake always seeps through and hides the pretty pictures you've picked out. Well, Reynolds new Baked For You baking cups has solved all your problems.

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I headed to Sweetiepie Restaurant in the Village for high tea with Amy Brachman, Reynolds Baking Cups Brand Manager. We and a few other cupcake savvy ladies met up to take a peek at the new and classy cupcake liners.

Take a look at the top tier. The chocolate frosted cake was baked in a non-Reynolds cup. The other cakes (in the fancy-shmancy cups) were baked in the Baked For Your Liners. The difference is clear- the Reynolds cups look just as clean and bright as when they were taken out of the package. Another cool thing is that you don't need to put them into a muffin tin: they can stand alone on a baking sheet, so you can bake as many as you need at one time.

Not only has Ms. Brachman created some lovely patterns fit for any occasion, the Reynolds team has created Cup Cake Central a website devoted to making the perfect cupcake. The interactive site lets you choose what liner, flavor cake, and decorations you want. After you've achieved culinary supremacy, the recipe is provided so you can bring your masterpiece to life! (And then tweet or facebook about it). Here's one we are eager to try:


Tiffany Swirl Cupcakes

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What you need:
Reynolds® Baked for You® Baking Cups (Tiffany Swirl)
1 package (18.25 ounces) chocolate cake mix
1 container (16 oz.) ready-to-spread white frosting
Blue food coloring
Chocolate Morsels
2 Zipper Bags
Instructions:


PREHEAT oven to 350°F.
PLACE Reynolds Baking Cups in muffin pans; set aside.
PREPARE cake mix following package directions for 24 cupcakes. Spoon batter into baking cups.
BAKE following package directions (17 to 23 minutes). Cool.
TINT frosting blue. Place inside of zipper bag. Cut large corner off bag and pipe each cupcake with frosting.
MAKE chocolate morsel drizzles

1. Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe container. Microwave on HIGH for 45 seconds to 1 minute, stirring every 15 seconds until the chocolate is melted.
2. Put chocolate chips into a second zipper bag. Cut off a very small corner.
3. Squeeze bag in a back-and-forth motion over the cupcakes.

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Right now the liners are available in 8 designs. At $2.59 for 36 liners, it's a swell deal. They're available online and in Target stores.

*Need some cupcake help? Karen Tack and Alan Richardson are co-authors ofHello Cupcake! and What's New, Cupcake? Both editions include step-by-step instructions to making some of the cutest cupcakes you've ever seen! And with Reynold's new liners, your tasty treats are sure to be a hit for any occasion!

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