A Cradle for Your Cake: Baking Cups Bring Ease, Style to Eateries, Events

By: Mya L. Koch
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Bakers rejoice! It’s that time of year when the scents of cinnamon, gingerbread and something oh-so-chocolatey draw customers into your shops and friends into your kitchen. As you organize your measuring spoons, eggs, flour and recipes on your baking counter, it can be daunting to have all the tools you need on hand – keeping things simple can be difficult when you’re baking for a crowd. One solution: Disposable baking cups. And we’ve got them – a nice selection at to make the season easier on you and tastier for your guests.

historical baking paintingWhen did baking ‘rise’ to prominence?

According to, in the medieval period, baking cakes and breads was a luxury left to but a few. Those who could afford a wood-burning stove (and the wood to heat it) would start by baking bread. It became known that the better the quality, the higher up the social order you were.

Ovens were not a standard appliance, so it wasn’t until the 16- and 1700s that baking was transformed by globalization. Plump cakes and bready doughs with lots of butter, cream and raisins became popular as trade between countries started to be the norm.

By the late 17th century, sugar was cheap, so you saw “the emergence of mince pies as we know them, made with sugar and spices. And with the refinement of flour, you saw the development of gingerbread as we know it.”

Along with the rise in popularity of baking came the need for pans shaped for breads, cakes, pies and cookies. Over the years, that industry has exploded. And now, the packaging segment offers a disposable option for bakers with businesses big and small.

Let’s take a look at some of the fantastic disposable baking cups available at

colorful cupcakes in baking cups Paper baking cups brighten treats

Whether you are looking for the simplicity of a plain paper baking cup, the whimsicality of tulip-shaped or printed ones or the subtle shine of a gold or silver foil baking cup, we’ve got your cupcakes and muffins covered.

  • Our white paper baking cups come in several sizes, from mini (3/4-ounce) to regular (2 ounce) or jumbo (5 ounce), these simple and clean cups are ideal for any business in the baking industry. They’re made from an emulsified waxed paper and are approved by the FDA for direct food contact. Tolerating heat up to 450 degrees, they work perfectly for cupcakes, muffins, souffles and a range of baked goods.
  • Daisy combo baking cups lend an air of design to your baked goods. Perfect for “regular sized” cupcakes or muffins, they add a polished presentation to your buffet or party table. Coming in a combination of pink and yellow, the best part is that no baking pans are needed. Just fill them up and place on a cookie sheet and you’re good to go at temperatures up to 400 degrees. They’re grease-proof and separate easily, too.
  • We’ve all seen how pretty all those yummy muffins look nested in tulip style paper liners. And at, there are a multitude of colors and styles to turn to when it comes to paper lotus and tulip cupcake liners. Available in small (3 to 4 ounce) and large (4 to 5 ounce), you can choose between natural kraft, white, yellow and black with a silver swirl. Or get creative with the polka dot 4-color combo pack. The unique pointed edges resembling a flower add the perfect touch to any celebration table. They are grease-proof and can withstand a 425-degree oven.
  • Silver fluted baking cups and gold fluted baking cups are a no-brainer choice when you want to add a festive shine to your event or restaurant. Offered in a mini truffle size (3/4-ounce) and regular size (2 ounce), these fluted cups are constructed of waxed paper laminated with foil and also approved for direct food contact. They’ll hold up to 450 degrees and fit perfectly in regular sized inserts and bakery boxes – just like all of our paper baking cups. The gold ones are available only in the regular 2-ounce size.

flatbread in large trayBigger job, bigger baking cups

Many folks in the baking industry are looking for ways to streamline their work and be sustainable, too. Enter baking cups made for larger jobs. Let’s take a closer look at what I mean.

  • Solut! Brown kraft baking cups with compostable coating hold 8 ounces of product, are sustainable and disposable – perfect for individual portions. Dual ovenable, they stand up in a 400-degree oven for up to an hour. They eliminate metal or foil to ensure safety and minimize liability, and better still, they are lined with silicone-based coating, meaning you most likely won’t need a separate release coating. Since there’s no assembly required, you can nest them easily to eliminate set-up labor and they can even be handled immediately after baking. Our Solut! brown kraft round baking cups, which have a 10-ounce capacity and release coating offer all of the same great properties.
  • Next up, take a look at our 5.7-ounce fluted round baking cups with grease barrier coating. Made of kraft paper, they are safe in an oven up to 400 degrees, or a microwave. They’re environmentally friendly, freezer safe and easy to handle – just like their cousins above.

bread loaf in mini trayStill more for your baking needs

If it’s not cupcakes or muffins you’re churning out in your bakery, that’s OK, too. We have some unique accessories to help you along:

  • Kraft loaf baking pans in two sizes are an attractive, cost-effective way to bake, transport, sell and serve. With a designer print for elegant presentation, they have an available dome lid and are made with grease-resistant heavy kraft paper that turns up its nose at grease wicking and spotting. Just fill and bake. They’re safe for cooking or reheating in both the microwave and conventional oven.
  • Just the thing for egg bite mini souffles or meatball appetizers, these attractive and unique dual cups can take 400 degrees for up to an hour and are made with recycled, renewable resources. They are coated with quick-release material, too.
  • Solut! baking trays make for a quick cleanup when preparing a casserole, sheet cake or cookies. They come in black or kraft and have an available lid for easy transport. And like all of our baking supplies, they are sustainable, easy to store and oh-so versatile.

So go ahead, get that flour all over your apron. Give that mixer a heavy workout. We’ve got the supplies to make your baking fun and simple.

Mya L Koch is a Sales Order Specialist for who has vast experience as a journalist, writer and editor for publications such as The Wilmington Star-News and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, where she managed staffs of young writers and photographers and helmed daily, monthly and annual publications seen throughout the region. Her writings have been published in magazines, newspapers and most recently in a hard-cover book for the national Bring Music Home initiative. She has extensive experience as an editor, manager and in retail sales. She welcomes your ideas and suggestions for her blog post as part of the BABCOR Packaging / team.

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