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.

Blueberry Muffins
Yield: 12-15 muffins

Yummy Blueberry Muffins

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 cups all purpose 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)


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

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!



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5,953 comments on “Paper Pans”

  1. My favorite Muffin is good old blueberry. I grew up in Massachusetts and a local store called Jordan Marsh use to sell the best Blueberry muffins in the world. They had huge tops that were covered in sugar. If you google Jordan marsh you will find tons of rip of recipes but I haven’t found one that comes close to the orginal.

    I love the little brown loaf pans I bought some last week for banana bread I am going to sell at a bake sale I am holding at work to benefit the NH SPCA.

  2. Eeee, those pans are so cute! =D
    I’d have to say my favorite muffin is something along the lines of blueberry with lemon cake or lemon glaze, yummy either way. Basically anything with blueberries + lemon is a winner in my house =)

  3. Honey Bran muffin with raisins! Yummmmm

  4. Blueberry muffins with sugary topping are my favorite.

  5. My fav is probably a coffee cake type muffin with cinnamon.. yumm.. pumpkin being a close 2nd!

  6. very cool paper pans!!!

    Fave muffin: banana!!!

  7. My fav is poppy seed. Nope, make that banana nut. Then again, there’s chocolate chocolate chip. Muffins are muffelous! Thanks, Bakerella for the new recipe – gotta try it soon!

  8. S’more muffins, with crushed graham crackers instead of flour, chopped Hershey bar mixed in and mini marshmallows on top. Men and children go nuts for them! As do most of the women I know.

  9. Ohh man — I love chocolate chocolate-chip muffins. Isn’t that so bad?! But ohhhh so very good ;)

  10. Boring but I loooove blueberry!

  11. Pumpkin spice. Shhhh…I love them with a bit of whipped cream on top so that they taste like the most delicious pumpkin pie! (Did i just admit that?!?!)

  12. It would have to be poppyseed or maybe blueberry but then I do like a good bran muffin….really I have to pick just one.

  13. I usually go for banana nut

  14. I’m gonna have to go with chocolate ship. Can’t beat em (:

  15. I absolutely love orange cranberry muffins! I worked at the coffee shop on campus my freshman year of college where they sold them. I wish I would’ve gotten the recipe from them before I left!

  16. Apple and Cinnamon! :D Mmm

  17. Hands down, blueberry…with tons of butter to eat it with. However, since my Aunt Peg died and I don’t get to pick berries from her grove anymore, they just never taste the same…

    My daughter, however, will eat any flavor. She’s two. This week her favorite are banana chocolate chip. If you don’t believe me, ask her what she wants for breakfast. She’ll tell you “Nanna Choco-wit Cakies, Pwease…it’s my fav-wit”

    i never had cinnamon pecan like in post 100…those i’d love to try!!!

  18. orange-cranberry is my favorite, with blueberry-lemon a close second :)

  19. Blueberry all the way!!

  20. squeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! So cute!!

    lemon crumb cake muffins are my very favorite :-)

  21. Cinnamon Chip muffins!

  22. I love love love cinnamuffins that a local cafe makes. Cinnamon roll + muffin = DELICIOUS!

  23. My favourite muffin? I have no idea… In the Netherlands we (I) don’t eat muffins that much, so I think I haven’t had them yet :-o
    I suspect chocolate strawberry will be good though =D (or else something with lemon, coconut or pecan) I’ll have to test it soon; luckily it’s my birthday, so I have an excuse to try some this weekend (party) ;-)

  24. My favorite muffin is banana nut chocolate chip. Sooo very delicious. I think I might just have to make some now!

  25. My favorite muffin was this bran muffin I had at a small beach town diner that was grilled and served with a dollop of butter. . . I’m not even a bran-girl but it was heavenly!

  26. I love blueberry muffins with sugar topping…either that, or double chocloate chip muffins…YUM!

  27. Double Chocolate chip!!

  28. LOVE these paper pans! What great shapes!!
    Seriously, you find the coolest stuff!
    My favorite muffin is pumpkin cheesecake….
    … and now I am craving one!!!

  29. BLUEBERRY! Always has been, always will be. I even have an adorable little story with my boyfriend about them. :)

    Also, I love that this post came on the SAME day that I bought a pound cake from the store, in a paper pan, and wondered if they were as awesome as they seem. Apparently so!

  30. Zucchini muffins! Delicious….they can be savory or sweet – yummy!

  31. i have the weakness for those double chocolate muffins, with chocolate chips on top…hmmm…when they are really moist and fluffy! man now i have to get some !

  32. lemon poppyseed

  33. Pumpkin muffins with a cream cheese spread… or maybe carrot muffins… or blueberry… or lemon poppyseed…. too many good types of muffins. :)

  34. Apple muffins with crumble topping.. Delicious!
    I may have to go make some now…

  35. Just plain old banana muffins for me :) Sometimes add choc. chips for the kids!

  36. I LOVE these and especially the fact they have cute little lids! My favorite muffin is cinnamon struesel. Now I am so hungry, I think I’ll go bake some! lol

  37. Almond poppyseed. I had them as a kid and LOVED them. Can’t find a good recipe as an adult though…

  38. I often make goodies for bake sales for charities in our area. Some of those would be so perfect!
    I’m going with banana nut muffins. :)

  39. My favorite is Banana or Blueberry. I’ve never had them together in one muffin, so I’m making your recipe next!

  40. I love cinnamon streusel muffins! They’re my absolute favorite. But I think I might like ANYTHING baked in these darling paper pans and cups!

  41. I Love any kind of muffins with chocolate in it~!

  42. LOVE these paper pans! My favorite muffin is blueberry!

  43. My favorite muffins are the black bottomed cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Delicious!

  44. Hands down I love blueberry muffins!

  45. I’d love to win a bunch of paper :)
    My favourite muffin? Chocolate muffin with chocolate chips, yummmm!

  46. Hmm. Definitely Banana Nut… with real bananas and plenty of walnuts. Mmmm. I hope I win so I can make some in those cute paper pans!

  47. Mmm! I love blueberry with a crumb topping! But I’m not too picky and will take just about any muffin handed to me.

  48. Haven’t met a muffin yet that I didn’t like….especially if it has some kind of strudel on top. Yum.

  49. My two favorite muffins would have to be apple & poppy seed they are SO YUMMY!!!

  50. FUN! Love those! My favorite muffins that I make all the time are black and blueberry muffins :) They are delish and also (somewhat) healthy. Thanks, Bakerella!

  51. Almond Poppy Seed! The best!

  52. Hmm. . . I can’t decide between chocolate chip, poppy seed, or cream cheese. How about a hybrid? :)

  53. Mmm, a muffin with lemon zest and juice, with some home made lemon curd as a surprise inside and a swirl of meringue on top, using the egg whites left over from the curd. Served with a nice cup of Lady Grey tea.

  54. Who doesn’t love the blueberry muffins from Starbucks…so freakin good!

  55. Blueberry muffins are my favorite! They are my perfect breakfast, especially with some butter.

  56. blueberry! it has to have a crumble topping though….and butter. yum!

  57. I just recently found a recipe for banana crumb muffins and I fell in loooove! So delicious :)

  58. Favorite muffin: anything with cinnamon and/or cream cheese

  59. the only muffins i eat are blueberry muffins! i love them! but, its weird, i dont eat blueberries any other time at all.

  60. My fave is blueberry!

  61. Blueberry muffins are my favorite, they’re such a classic

  62. Pumpkin muffins all year long!

  63. More adorableness!

  64. I once had a raspberry muffin filled with lemon curd. To.Die.For.

  65. Pumpkin chocolate chip! Yum.

  66. Chocolate chip muffins… mainly because I love cake & cupcakes but can’t have all that sugar from frosting. So I get my chocolate fix with Chocolate chip or chocolate cake muffins. Of couse I like banana nut, apple & so many more!

  67. I like Banana Nut, with Apple Cinnamon a close second. Blueberry or Poppyseed are good, too. It’s just too hard to choose. I like them all!!

  68. Apple Struesel – YUM!

  69. My favorite muffins to bake and eat are apple cinnamon. So good!

  70. These look like so much fun. My favorite muffin is Carrot Cake w/raisins in them and cream cheese frosting drizzled over them….yummy!

  71. Definitely chocolate chip. Follows my theory that if it’s not chocolate, not worth eating.

  72. A tie between a spicy muffin with a crunchy struesel top or a triple chocolate (cocoa and chocolate chips in batter with thin chocolate glaze drizzled on top).

  73. My favorite muffins are brown butter blueberry muffins from Joy the Baker.

  74. bananuuh! nuts, no nuts. nommy! :)

  75. Blueberry, hands down no questions asked!

  76. Apple spice muffins, definitely! Not that I’d honestly turn down blueberry… or chocolate… or cinnamon streusel… or corn muffins… or really any muffin, ever!

  77. hmmmm, blueberry chocolate chip… I am thinking a combo is in order. These pans are super cute.

  78. Mmmm. Muffins! I’m a choc-banana fan! Makes me feel like at least I’m a LITTLE bit healthy…haha.

  79. Good ole fashion banana bread muffins are my favorite..with a few chocolate chips. Mmmm!

  80. Rasberry and white choc – yummo.

  81. Blueberry tops the list, but Apple cinnamon comes in a close second!

  82. i love love love orange muffins!

  83. I love love love double chocolate muffins.

  84. I am a boring, plain gal. I love Blueberry or Chocolate Chip. Mmmm…

  85. Mmmmmm…double chocolate chip!
    I love all of your recipes and ideas!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  86. I like chocolate chip and banana nut muffins.
    I love your site. I’m not a great baker but this site inspires me to try!

  87. Straight up banana. Love those paper pans, perfect for gifts – but giving away baked goods is always hard for me!

  88. At the risk of sounding geriatric, bran. Preferably with honey, raisins and buttermilk. May have to make some tomorrow!

    These pans look great – thanks for the contest.

  89. I think my favorite muffins are banana chocolate chip muffins or blueberry muffins. Think I might have to make some muffins for breakfast tomorrow.

  90. My favorite muffin is “white chocolate chip and raspberry”!
    The paper pans are so cute…

  91. My favourite muffin is a carrot muffin! MMMmmmmmmmm Yummy!

  92. Pumpkin!

  93. My favorite is either yummy corn muffins (with kernels in them) or blueberry muffins with sugar on top!

  94. Easiest question ever…our local paper posted a recipe about 3 years ago and I’ve been addicted ever since…Lemon Cheesecake Poppyseed…they would look gorgeous in those teeny tiny loaf pans!!!

  95. A place I used to work would have fresh cranberry walnut muffins. I could not get enough!

  96. I was going to go with a traditional blueberry muffin… but then I thought of the coffee shop in town and their pistachio muffin… YUMMMMMY… okay now I cannot wait until morning to go and get one :-)

  97. My favorite is chocolate..yummy!

  98. Favorite..banana nut or maybe cinnamon pecan or blueberry. Or something with coconut???

  99. Blueberry muffins from souplantation. So good!

  100. lemon sourcrem

  101. Banana Chocolate Chip!!

  102. my fav muffin is double chocolate chip! basic & yet absolutely delicious when warmed up and eaten together with a mug of hot coffee.. mmm :)

  103. My favorite muffin is pumpkin walnut, but since not a lot of places have that, I usually get a blueberry muffin :)

  104. blueberry with honey whipped butter!

  105. Favorite muffin – Banana barley with chocolate chips added in (source:Baking Bites). YUM!!

  106. probably a banana/chocolate muffin with a crunchy top mmmm….

  107. definitely blueberry!

  108. Pumpkin apple muffins with a streusel topping. They make me think of Thanksgiving morning growing up. Plus, I could eat almost anything if there is streusel is on top!

  109. Banana nut ?

  110. I love blueberry/cranberry muffins. I love the little bursts of tartness.

  111. I will always be a sucker for an apple cinnamon muffin. Mmm.

  112. I love pumpkin muffins…they would look oh so pretty in these paper pans…and then I would have more to eat, too! ;)

  113. oh… wee… I LOVE LOVE Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins… they are so great! Thanks so much for the chance!

    createlms_dw2003 at yahoo dot com

  114. My favorite muffins are pumpkin, but now that I think about it, I don’t think I have ever come across a muffin I didn’t like! Blueberry, strawberry, blackberry, banana walnut, cranberry bran, chocolate, chocolate chip……Now I want a muffin!

  115. I think I love all muffins…but ones with cranberries are my favorite!

  116. Cranberry and dark chocolate

  117. My favorite kind of muffin is banana but I always add a little something extra to it. Banana with white chocolate chips and walnuts is delish! (with a little spread of cream cheese frosting on the top)
    These paper baking cups are amazing!

  118. My favourite muffin is with meringue, strawberries and white chocolate drops:) Springfully!
    Beautiful post ;)

  119. Blueberry muffins will always be my favorite. Those or chocolate chip muffins. So good!

  120. No contest…the ones I make all the time for my kids and their teachers…banana choc chip : )

  121. i love sour cream poppy seed, but blueberry and corn are a close second and third. congratulations on your upcoming book : )

  122. It has to be cream cheese or chocolate chip. Those are the best! I love your site! So many wonderful ideas!

  123. My favorite muffin is either a double chocolate chip or some kind of cinnamon streusel. By the way, I’ve seen those paper baking pans before and love them! Good to know they work too!

  124. Pumpkin with a big blob of cream cheese baked in the middle. So rich and tasty!

  125. Favorite kind of muffin? You mean there is a kind other than blueberry? lol

    The paper pans are so cute!! They make it look fancy and you don’t even have to try. Definitely the coolest thing.

  126. Banana chocolate chip! My mom never made them when I was a kid. And as much as I do loves me some blueberry muffins, I’m kind of done. ^-^

  127. pumpkin chocolate chip! or banana chocolate chip! or anything chocolate chip but maybe that’s more of a cupcake now….LOVE the paper muffin cups!!

  128. Have to be blueberry!!

  129. My favorite is pumpkin with cream cheese frosting! YUMMY!

  130. favorite muffin hmmm chocolate chip chocolate. yummmy

    ps how many berries for the receipe above

  131. Any muffin w/cinnamon and “coffee cake” in the name wins my heart! I’m also a big fan of banana bread muffins.

  132. My favorite muffins are pineapple-carrot-nutmeg muffins. My sister and I made them (accidentally!) while trying to recreate a muffin we had at a coffee shop nearby, and they turned out AMAZING! With coarse brown sugar on top, they’re just toooooo yummy to resist <3

  133. Double choco-chip banana!

  134. My favorite is banana ginger with a cinnamon crumb topping.

  135. Lemon Blueberry! Delicious! Also, I have a pretty healthy recipe…so you can eat more! ;-)

  136. Blueberry with streusel topping…Mmm!

  137. Blueberry with streusel!

  138. I have to go with the classic blueberry with the strusell topping. Warm with a little butter or room temp with a little butter. Maybe it’s the butter I love and the flavor of the muffin is less important to me. :)

  139. Blueberry!

  140. I love Bran muffins. Plain and simple. They are my favorite because they are hearty with only a touch of sweetness. Everyone else in my family loves blueberry with just a touch of butter.

  141. Chocolate-chocolate chip. Because muffin for me is another word for dessert :)

  142. Yes, please! I spent the day baking and would love to use these for gifting.

  143. Banana Nut is my favorite! Yumm

  144. I Love Banana muffins. Those pans are so cute!!

  145. My favorite muffins are blueberry. I will have to try the recipe you posted!

  146. Favorite muffin? So hard to decide! Um… blueberry or orange. No, even better- orange muffins with blueberries!

  147. Banana! (no nuts in my banana bread or muffins please)

  148. I am a chocolate lover, so defiantly chocolate chip!!!

  149. Well I say these are pretty darn nifty!!!

  150. My favorite muffin is a tie between poppy seed and chocolate chocolate chip from Costco. They’re huge and AMAZING! :)

  151. These are so cool! I want a thousand of them! Lol.

    I love apple cinnamon muffins, but I may have to stray and try these, they look scrumptious!

  152. Blueberry. Though I may have to try your blueberry and banana muffin.

  153. My favorite muffins are…well, there is a tie lol. I love carrot muffins and I love cranberry muffins. They are both my favorites!

  154. Carrot raisin…. so moist and yummy!

  155. Lemon muffins are delicious!

  156. If it is a muffin, I love it.
    But if I must choose, I would say my ultimate favorites are double chocolate banana AND lemon poppy seed. Mmmm.
    I think Monday may be a marvelous day to make muffins.

  157. How cool is that stuff! I bake for others all the time, these would be great to have.

    I think my favorite muffin is cinnamon streusel, all buttery and sweet and cinna-nummy. Mmm.

    And would it be embarrassing to admit my second favorite is raisin bran?

  158. I do! I do! And the simple yet delicious blueberry muffin is the way to go.


  160. Banana Nut muffin with butter. Great, now my mouth is watering.

  161. I just adore ricotta lemon muffins.
    They are so creamy but with a little touch of acid… men they are good!!!

  162. Banana with chocolate chip!

  163. My favorite muffin is the classic blueberry muffin sprinkled with crystallized sugar on top. . mmmm

  164. I love, love, love blueberry muffins. I also make a mean babana bread. I can’t wait to try your Bananaberry muffins!

    Oh yummy, yum yum!

  165. My mom used to make these French Breakfast muffins, covered in cinnamon sugar…yummy goodness.

  166. I love chocolate chocolate chip!

  167. definitely blueberry. and if they have struesel on top, even better!

  168. I make a pumpkin apple muffin in autumn. It’s great, my favorite that I make. Hope I win.

  169. Banana chocolate chip!

  170. Blueberry… YUM!! I think I will go make some for the morning…

  171. i LOVE pumpkin spice muffins! anytime, anyplace!

  172. banana nut … or anything chocolate :)

  173. Definitely good morning muffins for me. Served with jam and cream, they are not exactly the healthiest of all breakfast, but definitely very yummy!

  174. I love blueberry muffins! I definitely want to try your recipe, too!

  175. Bakerella I love these too! I love cinnamon sugar muffins! Yum!! Thank you for this giveaway!!!

  176. The best muffin I have had was a carrot cake muffin with cream cheese icing….soooo moist and delicious!! Yummy!! :)

  177. banana-granola. used granola once since i had no nuts, and even with tons of butter i like to think the combo is still healthy.

  178. I love cinnamon streusel muffins!

  179. Wow what awesome pans! LOVE THEM!
    My favourite muffin would have to be raspberry or apple :)

  180. Oh this is a hard one, my new favorite is lime blueberry I love the balance of sweet and tart. But I do love banana blueberry too! In fact i just baked up some banana bread and muffins a few hours ago, i was super excited to see this post. I love those little pans too! I need these :)

  181. Honey Bran Muffins!!

  182. favorite muffin? raspberry cream cheese with crumbles. can’t go wrong.

  183. I love strawberry chocolate chip muffins!! mmmmm

  184. chocolate chip!

  185. Carrot muffins with walnuts! I can pretend that they’re healthy for me even after I put half a stick of butter on one! ;-)

  186. Definitely blueberry! Thanks for the chance to win!

  187. My FAVORITE muffin is homemade raspberry, with the help of my six-year old who wants to be a chef. He likes to top them with a sprinkling of coarse sugar before baking to give them a little crunch on top. Amazing muffins, because they’re made with love.

  188. any fruit kind with streusel topping.

  189. Definitely lemon poppy seed. Ohhh goodness, now I’m hungry for muffins.

  190. My favorite muffin is banana nut!

  191. Rhubarb with a crunchy cinnamon topping

  192. Banana. No other flavours are invited either, it has to be plain and therefore perfect :)

  193. I love bran muffins. There is a hotel close to home that has them in the coffee shop. So good!

  194. My favorite muffin has to be the blueberry cream cheese muffin with crumbles on top!

  195. Ohhhh… very cool!

    Favorite muffin… oatmeal and fruit. Raspberry, strawberry, apple – pretty much any type will do!


  196. I love blueberry coconut muffins the best. Then again, I love any muffin that includes fresh blueberries! :)

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