Monday, May 31, 2010

Paper Pans


A few weeks ago, my friends over at Cake Art gave me a sample pack of some paper pans in a plethora of shapes and sizes. They thought I might like them. But, I don’t. I love them. You can bake and then turn right around and take your goodies to someone special. Either that or display them at home and turn your kitchen into a coffee shop which could be fun, too.


These tiny ones make me happy. The size. The color. The slightly scalloped edge. Happy.


And so do these tee-niny ones. Eeeeek!


They have cylinder-shaped baking molds and regular muffin cup styles, too. Both of these are sturdy enough that you don’t need a muffin tray to bake them in. Just arrange them on a baking sheet and go.


And look at these cuties. They have lids. Perfect to bake and take.

Since I had all these pans, I had to put something in them.


I went for blueberries and bananas…


… and made some yummy muffins.

Yummy Bananaberry Muffins

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, room temperature
2 eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (or two medium-sized bananas)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup fresh blueberries (rinse and pat dry)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line tray with muffin cup papers.
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together with a wire whisk.
Add butter, eggs, bananas and vanilla.
Mix on low until just combined.
Fold in blueberries. Reserve some to place on the tops.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Serve while still warm with butter.

Makes 12-15 muffins.


Add a little butter while they’re still warm and your tummy will say thank you.


Then tear right in.


I had enough batter to try them out in all of the smaller size pans for fun. The large round paper cake and loaf pans would have to wait for another day.

But you don’t. Cake Art was sweet and gave me a second sample pack. So who wants it? Anyone?


Try and control your excitement and enter for a chance to win a bunch of paper. ; )

Just leave a comment on this post and answer the following question.

What is your favorite muffin? (I know. Tough, huh.)

Deadline to enter is Tuesday, June 1 at 5 pm ET. Sorry, Time’s Up. Winner announced below.

One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Tuesday evening.

Good luck.

P.S. Cake Art has pans available in large and small quantities. Sorry, they don’t have photos… just descriptions. But here’s a site with more pan options and pictures.

Wow. I really didn’t expect so many people to want to win paper pans. Super surprised. And now I wish I had scored more sample packs from Cake Art. Maybe I’ll get more the next time I make a trip. Until then, we have a winner. I’m excited to announce this one too, because finally a low entry number one. Low like commenter #5! Yay!


Loretta said...

Banana nut with lots of pecans! My favorite give away gift.

May 31, 2010 05:26 AM
Svenja said...

It’s not exactly a muffin…but one of my favourites are Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache are veryvery delicious! Honestly I would say everything that looks like a muffin is perfect – I just love all baked and doughy things!

May 31, 2010 05:27 AM
Jessica said...

My favorite are banana walnut, but someone else’s comment about strawberry chocolate chip has me drooling and looking for a recipe!

May 31, 2010 05:29 AM
Laura said...

My favourite is triple chocolate. Njam! <3

May 31, 2010 05:31 AM
Sherry said...

Definitely blueberry – warm and smothered with butter!

May 31, 2010 05:32 AM
Tegan said...

Raspberry and white chocolate for sure!

May 31, 2010 05:33 AM
Melanie said...

I think my favorite has to be blueberry! Yum, I think I’ll go make some now!

May 31, 2010 05:34 AM
Krystal said...


May 31, 2010 05:34 AM
Christine said...

Pumpkin cream cheese muffins!!! Those paper pans are too cute! I hope I win!!!!

May 31, 2010 05:35 AM
Melissa said...

Pumpkin. Fresh from the oven pumpkin muffin with a slab of butter? Probably one of my favorite things ever. Sometimes I’ll even cheat and make cream cheese frosting to slather on it but no one’s supposed to know about that.

May 31, 2010 05:35 AM
Noa said...

That looks good! I will make them sometime soon…

May 31, 2010 05:37 AM
allegra said...

Chocolate with chocolate chips.

May 31, 2010 05:39 AM
Ida B said...

My favorite is the Morning Glory Muffin from the Macrina bakery in Seattle… Good for you stuff nEVER tasted so Bad for you :-)

May 31, 2010 05:41 AM
Sandra said...

Carrot and walnuts muffin with cheese lime frosting… fabulous! :-)

May 31, 2010 05:42 AM
Laura said...

Blueberry, no question!

May 31, 2010 05:42 AM
Sherry Van Matre said...

I love the Cranberry muffins delicious ! I hope I win ! Thanks for the opportunity !

May 31, 2010 05:43 AM
Rebecca said...

Plain old chocolate chip. Done well, they are delicious.

May 31, 2010 05:45 AM
aussiemarina said...

banana muffins are my fave……………..i just love the yummy smell when they come straight out of the oven……….

but i will have to try your bananaberry recipe…….like right now….the bananas are right there in the fruit bow waiting to be used……

bakerella….has anyone told you………you are the best??????? lol can’t wait to get your popcake book

May 31, 2010 05:45 AM
Kate said...

Tamarind muffins, hands down. They’re even better with a crumble on top!

May 31, 2010 05:46 AM
Amy said...

Mmm, your blueberry muffins and bread look delicious.
Right now my favorite muffins are strawberry, just because that’s what’s in season, but I love most any kind.
Great giveaway – thanks for the chance to win these awesome pans.

May 31, 2010 05:46 AM
Johanne said...

Awesome paper pans. Reminds me of the included cardboard pan that I used to get in the Dr Oetker Cinnamon Hazlenut loaf mix. With that said, my favourite muffin of all time is raspberry oatmeal with little chunks of cream cheese inside. Mmmmmm

May 31, 2010 05:48 AM
Christina said...

OMG! They’re absolutely adorable! My favorite muffins would have to definitely be blueberry! I love the soft perfectly-textured mini blueberry muffins. Ugh, I’m starting to crave for some already!~

May 31, 2010 05:51 AM
Mary A said...

My favorite are banana walnut. Thanks for the giveaway.

May 31, 2010 05:51 AM
Kylie said...

I’d have to go with poppy seed! Yum

May 31, 2010 05:53 AM
jen said...

yay! paper! my favourite…hmmm…. banana chocolate chip is definitely up there, but it would probably be blueberries using fresh picked berries. mmmmmm….blueberries….. :)

May 31, 2010 05:53 AM
Jacquie said...

Favorite muffin? Cinnamon sugar with a gooey dipping sauce! How can you not start the morning off right when your lickin’ your fingers :o)

May 31, 2010 05:55 AM
kelli said...

my favorite muffins is.. the dirt bomb! It’s a thick dense muffin that tastes like a donut… you dip the tops and bottoms (if you want) in butter then roll around in cinnamon and sugar! OMG! Delicious!

May 31, 2010 05:57 AM
Stephanie said...

Those are sooo cute.
For me, it’s totally easy to decide for a favourite muffin: Blueberry. Blueberry, blueberry and blueberry forever. So, your recipe looks like something I should try.

May 31, 2010 05:57 AM
lizzy said...

My favorite muffin is a bran raisin muffin. I don’t mind them without raisins, but with raisins are my favorite.
I also like carrot, and blueberry, and banana chocolate chip a favorite in the household.

May 31, 2010 05:57 AM
caryn hathaway said...

such a great way to share!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 31, 2010 05:59 AM
Mrs. Kelley said...

Chocolate muffins please!

This is a great giveaway, thank you!!

May 31, 2010 05:59 AM
Clare said...

Hello from Australia! I love the site!
My fave flavour muffin is…ummm….raspberry & white choc :-)

May 31, 2010 05:59 AM
A in NL said...

I like bran muffins the best…or maybe carrot muffins. It depends on my mood.

May 31, 2010 06:00 AM
Aloha said...

With raspberries and honey. Thanks.

May 31, 2010 06:00 AM
Lucie said...

Chocolate muffins with chocolate chips are my favorite…

May 31, 2010 06:02 AM
Abigail said...

choconana – banana and chocolate chips….i procrasti-baked them the other day when i really should have been studying for my trig exam that was the next day…oh well they were yum and i was happy : )

May 31, 2010 06:04 AM
Maricor said...

I’m a blueberry muffin kinda gal. Muffin tops are the BEST! (Only when they’re on muffins of course, not on me! :P)

May 31, 2010 06:07 AM
Holly said...

Love oatmeal WITH coconut or maybe it breakfast time?

May 31, 2010 06:07 AM
Kathryn Stanton said...

Raspberry and white chocolate muffins with crumble topping – yum!

May 31, 2010 06:08 AM
Wilma Eichler said...

Chocolate chip muffins. YUM!!!!

May 31, 2010 06:09 AM
Marije said...

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate I just loooove chocolate muffins!

May 31, 2010 06:10 AM
Michal said...

Hello I’m Michal and I am from Israel.
It is the first time I’m writing to you, but I must I am a big fun of you!
My favorite muffin is defently with kokonut!!
Loved your post.

May 31, 2010 06:10 AM
MJ said...

My ultimate favourites are Apple Cinnamon. Always nice and fresh and good for any time of the day :)

May 31, 2010 06:11 AM
Sanna said...

I just love your blog!! And my favorit is appel and cinnamon muffins.

May 31, 2010 06:13 AM
JulieB said...

It is so funny this post came up because I’ve been searching for fun banana combos to bake! I love bananas but really wanted something different to make with them besides banana bread (wonderful tho it may be). Thanks for the link, too. I love CakeArt! I do damn near all my baking for others and this is perfect for the bake and give! :)

May 31, 2010 06:16 AM
Kate said...

My favourite muffin is a Peanut Butter Muffin. I’ve been making/eating this recipe since I was a kid! So yummy!

May 31, 2010 06:16 AM
Kelly said...

Close tie between blueberry and bananna nut!

May 31, 2010 06:17 AM
andrea said...

Chocolate chip pecan, blueberry or raspberry creme. Mmmmmmmmmmm. :)

May 31, 2010 06:18 AM
Jenn said...

Favorite muffin, huh? That’s a real tough one….hmmmmm. Banana chocolate chip or blueberry. Or mango, or really, any fruit added muffin. Or corn, that doesn’t have fruit. See? I’m an equal opportunity muffin lover. My hips can prove it ;)

May 31, 2010 06:19 AM
Karen said...

This is an easy one to answer: good ol’ banana! There’s a recipe we’ve used for decades and it’s delish!

May 31, 2010 06:19 AM
PeachRainbow said...


May 31, 2010 06:19 AM
Mame said...

…my favorite would have to be Pumpkin Nut…but then, I wouldn’t turn away the offer of another flavor…Mame

May 31, 2010 06:20 AM
Nikki said...

Blueberry Muffins are my favourite, a classic for a reason! :) x

May 31, 2010 06:20 AM
Val said...

My favorite muffins, by a mile, are Giada DiLaurentis’ Nonna’s Lemon Ricotta Biscuits. Even though they are called biscuits, they are super muffiny. And super irresistible.

May 31, 2010 06:21 AM
Michelle said...

banana streusel

May 31, 2010 06:21 AM
Cherie said...

I LOVE chocolate muffins!

May 31, 2010 06:21 AM
April said...

I LOVE love love banana nut muffins! Yum I think i’ll go make some :)

May 31, 2010 06:22 AM
Genevieve said...

lemon and poppyseed muffins are my favourite. light and classic but with the perfect sweet/sharp flavour, especially with a little drizzle of light lemon-sugar icing!

May 31, 2010 06:22 AM
Melody said...

Pumpkin muffins in the fall/winter.
Blueberry lime in the spring/summer.

May 31, 2010 06:23 AM
Tracey said...

Awesome pans!

May 31, 2010 06:23 AM
Robyn said...

Blueberry with a crunchy streusel topping – yummmmm

May 31, 2010 06:23 AM
Eva F. said...

My favorite muffin is one with loooooooads of chocolate :)

May 31, 2010 06:24 AM
Teddie said...

Bluberry muffin with a really thick crumbly top!

May 31, 2010 06:24 AM
Amy said...

My favourite muffin would have to be Apple & Spice. I remember once, I think we were about 10 at the time… my friend and I decided to make apple muffins. Did we know how to bake? Not really. Did we have a recipe? Not at all! We just dumped a bunch of ingredients into a bowl and hoped for the best! I must say, those were *the best* apple muffins, I have ever had! (even if they were a little dense…)

May 31, 2010 06:24 AM
Tina said...

Homemade blueberry muffins!

May 31, 2010 06:25 AM
jenn said...


May 31, 2010 06:26 AM
Joy said...

Raspberry crumble buns without a doubt! xxx

May 31, 2010 06:26 AM
Kay said...

I love all muffins, but if i had to choose…..blueberry! :)

May 31, 2010 06:26 AM
Mimster said...

I LOVE a banana nut or cranberry orange muffin…the top mostly, but if you twist my arm, I WILL eat the whole thing ;)

May 31, 2010 06:28 AM
janarhodes said...

my favourite is for sure orange and chocolate… and cherries too…

May 31, 2010 06:28 AM
Molly said...

Cinnamon streusel… hands down. No questions asked! There’s nothing like breaking apart a warm, cinnamon-y sweet muffin on a lazy weekend morning with coffee to start my day! Scrumptious!

May 31, 2010 06:28 AM
Mary Joy said...

Blueberry muffins… yummy!

May 31, 2010 06:29 AM
HollyS said...

apple walnut. yum

May 31, 2010 06:29 AM
Trisha said...

Favorite muffin has to be apple cinnamon. Oh so yummy!!:)

May 31, 2010 06:29 AM
kari said...

french puffs- mini of course.

May 31, 2010 06:31 AM
Marcie said...

I love date bran muffins. So sweet yet so good for you too!

May 31, 2010 06:31 AM
Mary Holmen said...

Sour cream muffins with blueberries and lemon in it. Can’t resist! Thanks for the post on the paper pans..just saw them and was wondering how they worked. Now I’ll try them.

May 31, 2010 06:32 AM
Lesley March said...

There was this pumpkin cream cheese muffin they used to sell at Starbucks……YUM!!

May 31, 2010 06:32 AM
Amy S said...

My favorite muffin would lemon poppyseed.

May 31, 2010 06:33 AM
Steffi said...

Chocolate Chip…..It’s breakfast and desert!

May 31, 2010 06:33 AM
Slm said...

How can I choose just one! I guess if I had to I would say banana nut! Mmmmmm!

May 31, 2010 06:34 AM
Amanda said...

definitely BLUEBERRY muffins!! :D

May 31, 2010 06:34 AM
Sarah said...

Eh, double triple or quadruple chocolate methinks! Loves :)

May 31, 2010 06:36 AM
Debbie said...

Who wants some? Who WOULDN’T want some? :) They’re adorable! I want some!

May 31, 2010 06:37 AM
Patty said...


May 31, 2010 06:37 AM
4alifetimeoflovingyou said...

Fruit Explosion – the best – from Tim Hortons!

May 31, 2010 06:37 AM
Holly said...

Lemon bran muffins with glaze. Muffin tops are so good! OM NOM NOM!

May 31, 2010 06:39 AM
Bri said...

My favourite muffin would have to be cinnamon doughnut muffins!

May 31, 2010 06:41 AM
ChrisZ said...

Love anything with blueberry’s in it so my favorite just may your recipe posted! Thanks for always having something fun to look forward to!

May 31, 2010 06:43 AM
Estelle Emond said...

GAWD is that EVER CUUUUUUUTEEEE me want them!

and of course i’d go for trple chocolate and triple glaze! ahhhh!

May 31, 2010 06:43 AM
Renee Kellogg said...

I absolutely love these paper pans! Favorite muffin…coffee cake for sure…lots of yummy swirls of cinnamon, with chunky sugar crystal topping.

May 31, 2010 06:43 AM
Jade said...

Wow, loads of comments!

I don’t eat a lot of muffins, but there is a white choc raspberry one at a coffee chain in Scotland that I love, I’m sure it’s made with cream cheese or sour cream or something equally decadent. I ate a bunch of them when I was there!

May 31, 2010 06:44 AM
Lisa said...

I think my favorite is a warm banana muffin, I love to bake them in a homemade parchment wrap, Nigella style ( but only for special occasions because they take to long to make ! )
I have also made my own ‘ pans’ with pop/ water cases cut and shaped to whatever size I want and then wrapped in tin foil to bake ( inside and out ) . Not as pretty and presentable as these though!

May 31, 2010 06:44 AM
Karen said...

blueberry muffins, plain and simple!

May 31, 2010 06:45 AM
Helen :) said...

My favourite type of muffin has to any be containing cinnamon! Here in the UK we only seem to deal in 2 different types of muffins, unfortunately: chocolate & blueberry! *sigh* But occassionally I stumble across a cinnamon & apple muffin and my tummy jumps for joy :D <3

May 31, 2010 06:45 AM
Sanjana said...

Ouhhh tough one… I’d have to say blueberry and white chocolate. Eggless of course- And no skimping on the white chocolate! Yummo!

May 31, 2010 06:47 AM
Gabriela said...

Muffin? Did someone say muffin? (ears raised and at full attention) Why yes, my favorite muffin is pistachio, with banana-nut a close second. Something about the nuts. I just love, love, LOVE these Cake Art paper pans!

May 31, 2010 06:47 AM
Mollie said...

I like blueberry or lemon poppy seed muffins, but those blueberry banana muffins look awesome! :)

May 31, 2010 06:48 AM
linda said...

baked: new frontiers in baking: banana espresso muffins…super yum!
thanks for including me in this giveaway…cool!

May 31, 2010 06:48 AM
Bonnie said...

Banana nut!! Definitly my favorite ;)

May 31, 2010 06:49 AM
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