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. The bakery right around the corner from my college campus had the most wonderful pumpkin and raisin muffins. Hands down my favorite.

  2. Hm. My favourite muffin at the moment (it changes quite frequently) would be raspberry-white chocolate. Or maybe goat cheese-olives. I can’t decide. They’re both delicious. :P

  3. Just about anything with cheesecake or streusel on top! Mmm!

  4. I love banana nut muffins!

  5. Chocolate chip, hands down!

  6. blueberry ones from starbucks. or buttermilk spice from mimi’s cafe. yum.

  7. How adorable.

    I love homemade pumpkin muffins, delicious.
    And I cannot resist those poppy seed muffins they sell at Costco. You know, the ones that are the size of your head?


    All this talk of muffins makes me crave them. I can get away with baking at 1 am being that I am a college student, right? Haha

  8. my fave muffin is…blueberry?! i know, i’m so boring, but how can i think of anything else but blueberries after seeing this post??! :o)

  9. I am pretty plain and would say that there is nothing like a blueberry muffin to make my day. That was until you posted this recipe! YUM! Might be my new fave! Thanks!

  10. cranberry orange!

  11. Blueberry!

    (both are favorites!)

  12. Apple Cinnamon!

  13. A few years ago, around Halloween, a Girl Scout Troop was having a bake-sale outside of a drug store. They had the most wonderful Cranberry-Pumpkin Mini-Muffins!! To this day I am still looking for that recipe:)

  14. blueberry muffins! yummmy!

  15. Banana walnut and lemon poppyseed muffins make me smile :)

  16. I’m one of those weird folks who like savory muffins. My favorite so far have been a queso fresco and sundried tomato variety. Love the itty bitty paper pans!

  17. I like banana chocolate chip muffins or blueberry muffins with coffee cake crumbles on top. Yum!

  18. Anything lemon-y for me – or double chocolate, of course!

  19. Cinnamon muffins :)

  20. i loooove banana nut muffins!

  21. zucchini walnut!

  22. To Die For Blueberry Muffin on allrecipes

  23. banana nut!

  24. AHHHHH! I LOVE THESE! Banana Nut muffins are my absolute fave!!!!!!

  25. pumpkin muffins with cinnamon cream cheese frosting =0

  26. I have never heard of these….must try!

  27. Paper idea is genius! My fave will ALWAYS be my grandmothers cinnamon-sugar muffins. I’ve been making them for my hubs for years and he loves um’ too :)

  28. Any kind of megamuffin from Choco-latte in Edinburgh. It’s almost more of a huge chunk of cake than a muffin….and they usually have truffles on top…and chocolate drizzle. But it’s called a muffin, so I’m goin’ with it

  29. Raspberry sour cream!!!!!

  30. Amish Friendship Bread

  31. My favorite is blueberry muffins. Muffins are the one food I don’t really feel adventurous about.

  32. Awww. So adorable. I’d have to say that my favorite muffin is a blueberry muffin. Although UCLA has a really good pumpkin spice muffin that’s pretty good as well.

  33. I love my sister’s frozen chocolate muffins. She makes regular dark chocolate muffins, but remove them from the oven when they’re barely crusted over, so the inside is all runny an delicious. The muffins are put in the freezer, and taken out rght before consumption. Fantastic ice cake treats!

  34. Definately, definately… TRIPLE CHOCOLATE. A chocolate muffin, with dark choclate and white choclate chips. Ooey, gooey and deliciously CHOCOLATE.

  35. Nothing can beat a still-warm-straight-from-the-oven chocolate chip muffin! An oldie, but a goodie : )

  36. I adore blueberry muffins! But I’ll cheat on them for a streusel-topped anything. :)

  37. blueberry muffins are my all time favorite. but i currently live in a country that doesn’t grow blueberries….so, here, i go w/ my second fave…cinnamon pumpkin apple. :)

  38. I love love love blueberry muffins and will definitely be trying the blueberry banana ones. I never thought to put banana in with blueberrys. sounds tasty.

  39. omg Baking Bite’s Sugar Donut Muffins, hands down.

    I’ve made them twice so far. Two days in a row.

  40. carrot muffin with cream cheese frosting

  41. blueberrry muffins :)

  42. Blueberry muffin… still warm from the oven, yum

  43. I love chocolate chip muffins. Or pumpkin chocolate chip is great too!

  44. Banana nut muffin is my fav. I would bake some pronto if i won these! (:

  45. My Favorite………… would have to be Blueberry muffin or Chocolate Chip!

  46. muffins, muffins…too many to choose from, but blueberry muffins always come out on top

  47. Lemon cream cheese muffins on a hot summer day with a cup of black coffee always makes me happy.

  48. Banana Nut or Chocolate Chocolate Chip, or if I can mix the two then it is an even better party in my mouth. LOL

  49. Blueberry or Lemon Poppy Seed. Num num num!

  50. cute but not very eco-friendly

  51. Most definitely lemon blueberry! YUMMM! Right now I am on a bit of a lime kick though, so I need to try something with lime. Hmmm…..

  52. Trying to pick one and can’t => blueberry / rich dark chocolate

  53. Sweet Potato w/ a cream cheese dollop… to die for!!!

  54. Pumpkin!

    These pans look like too much fun. Thanks for the giveaway!

  55. My favourite: orange-chocolate muffin.

  56. cappuccino chocolate chip

  57. Oh my goodness, those are too adorable!!

    I made my first batch of Cranberry Orange Muffins a few weeks ago so I have to say those are my favorites. It was the first time I’d ever made a muffin from scratch and they were DIVINE!

  58. blueberry!

  59. Chocolate Chip for sure!

  60. i think my favorite would have to be ginger pear muffins with a streusel topping. actually, just about any fruit muffin with a streusel topping would be good!

  61. Banana nut have always been my absolute favorite, but cranberry orange come in second!

  62. Those are fantastic!
    I always make cupcakes, cookies etc. for my friends at school but then I have to transport them and its impossible! I have several disaster stories of my attempts to transport things, I have tried two pie tins taped together, paper plates with plastic wrap, and it looks either ugly or they smoosh in the container, I think this paper products are the solution!
    Thanks for the idea!

    Oh, and my favorite muffin is lemon poppy seed :)

  63. peanut butter + chocolate!

  64. gotta be pumpkin!

  65. Now I want some blueberry muffins!

  66. chocolate and bananas…hands down!

  67. The only muffin I like eating is blueberry! Although those pictures make me want to try the blueberry/banana :)

  68. Carrot or Carrot Pineapple Muffins! So delicious.

  69. Costco’s HUGE blueberry muffins that taste more like blueberry cake are my favorite. I don’t have them very often, but they are delish!

  70. Cinnamon!!

  71. my favorite muffin is banana-dried cranberries muffin!

  72. That’s a tough one! Probably a cream cheese streusel muffin–yum!

  73. I love Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Blueberry Muffin recipe in The Bread Bible. It’s simple but the best muffin I’ve had. :)

  74. I like blueberry. I know, I KNOW. That could not be a more mundane answer. And yet, it is indeed, my true answer. If you judge me…well…I am rubber you are glue….

  75. My favorite is a raspberry muffin!!

  76. I am definitely a sucker for a good chocolate chip muffin. Though I do love blueberry ones too!

  77. blueberry :D

  78. I love banana chocolate chip muffins!!!!

  79. call me old and boring but I love bran & raisin muffins.

  80. banana-nut! especially when they are in little-bite form ^_^

  81. Gotta be blueberry!

  82. My favorite muffin is a lemon strawberry with sugar sprinkled on top! Completely delicious and perfect with lemonade or tea!

  83. Raspberry – nice and simple.

  84. Vanilla Muffins with Chocolate chips)

  85. costco blueberry muffins, haha. i’m so classy.

  86. Lemon poppyseed!

  87. Coffee Cake muffins. Yum!

  88. Love it! My favorite muffin has to be a chocolate muffin. To die for.

  89. chocolate chip!

  90. I love the paper pans! They are so cute and I have been meaning to try them forever!

    My favorite muffin is from a recipe I found in the Hay Day Country Market Cookbook. They are corn muffins filled with raspberry jam. So tasty.

    Of course, I would never say no to a good blueberry or chocolate chip muffin, either.

  91. Sour Cherry, Lemon and white chocolate!!

  92. My favorite muffin has to be the bluberry muffin with the dollop of cream cheese baked at the top of the muffin!! I get them at diletante’s!

  93. I guess my favorite is one of the first recipes I have tried and the one I made for the first picnic I went to with the man I’m going to marry next month : White Chocolate and Raspberry Muffins. We were eating them when he told me he loves me.

    First recipe, first picnic and first time he said he loves me : yes, definitely my favorite muffins.

  94. Chocolate chip I think :) Though soon with recipes like these it would be the muffin top people will see cause my pants are too tight.

  95. There’s nothing better than a fresh blueberry muffin done right!

  96. Oh my goodness, you read my mind! My Fairy God Daughter and I have been talking about muffins all weekend!
    My favorite is Poppy seed …not lemon poppy seed…Almond Poppy seed!

  97. Banana nut muffins are my favorite! :] These little pans are too cute!

  98. Such a great idea. No more left behind containers and then trying to wrangle those later!

  99. Favourite muffin is white choc and raspberry, fruity and chocolate, bliss!

  100. Banana muffins or Buttermilk Spice muffins. MMmmmmm!!

  101. cheddar & black pepper. mmmmm….

  102. My favorite muffin would be Alaskan Blueberry Buckle….. Oh my mouth is water just typing this!

  103. I love all types of muffins, especially those with fruit in them. My favorite though has to be blueberry!

  104. you just can’t beat chocolate chocolate chip! im a chocolate lover!

  105. duh.. chocolate chocolate chip. yummmmmmmmmmmm!!!!

  106. it’s a tie between pumpkin spice and oatmeal blueberry…both equally delicious!

  107. Lemon poppy seed are the best, with a light glaze.

  108. Blueberry!

  109. chocolate muffins!

  110. When I used to work at a gas station we sold these huge, unbelievably moist apple cinnamon muffins. They were awesome.

  111. Chocolate Chip! :D

  112. Blueberry muffins are my favorite!! I have to say I never liked them before until I tried those enormous ones at Costco. OH EM GEE!!! Soooo moist and delicious! Now, I’m constantly craving their muffins. As a matter of fact, we just finished a batch from Costco today and I have plans to stop by tomorrow to buy more :)

  113. My favorite has to be double chocolate chunk muffins. They are to die for!

  114. Anything with Lemon! My favorite is Lemon Blueberry.

  115. i loooooveeeeeeeee bananaa muffins! and i would be glad if i won this

  116. Until I was 14, I thought there was only one flavor of muffin: blueberry. Then I took an out-of-state trip with my grandparents, when I was introduced to the wonder of chocolate chip muffins. I never looked back.

  117. Blueberry!

  118. Mt favourie is dark chocolate with plus banana. ;)

  119. Oh it’s a major toss up between blueberry and orange sugar.

  120. Mmmm, so may to choose from. I guess I’ll go with simple banana with pecans.

  121. Blueberry is a great standby, although, there are lots of others I love as well. This is making me hungry!

  122. I like all kinds of muffins but my favourite are definitely the first muffins I ever tried: the classic blueberry!

  123. I had not idea there were paper pans!! How fun!!!
    I love blueberry muffins!

  124. Cranberry-orange. That is one good muffin!

  125. Blueberry Muffins are my favorite! This post made me want one ( or a few) really bad!

  126. I pink puffy heart blackberry muffins with fresh blackberries!

  127. Blueberry muffin by far. And it’s the one that my girls love as well. can’t go wrong!

  128. I love Cinnamon Banana Muffins w/ a crumb topping! Delish!

  129. OMG they are adorable!

    Favourite muffin? Cannot go past lemon and poppyseed. Full of awesome.

  130. lemon blueberry…yummmmm

  131. Blueberry is def my fav!

  132. banana crumb muffins!

  133. Double chocolate chip muffins… and if I’m being especially bad… double chocolate chip muffin with a smear of peanut butter on the top. Mmmm!! nom nom nom.

  134. key lime muffins from Sweet Tomatoes

  135. it is a tough one! its a tie between blueberry and banana nut!

  136. banana nut or something with berries like orange raspberry or blueberry…… mmmm muffins *drool*

  137. Double choc banana! mmmmm but your recipe looks so good….hmm wonder if I have time to make some tonight..yummy!

  138. I can’t pick a favorite!! I love chocolate chip, blueberry, and orange cranberry! All so good!!!

  139. Chocolate Chip muffins! So good :) Or anything with chocolate!

  140. I would have to say blueberry for sure!

  141. That is easy. Chocolate, with chocolate chips inside.

  142. I’m still in search of my favorite muffin, I know it probably would be a blueberry of some kind, but I haven’t found the one yet. I have a new blueberry sour cream recipe to try but haven’t had a chance to make it yet. Here’s hoping its the one!

  143. I love lemon with poppy seeds! Those pans look very cool:)

  144. I love lemon poppyseed. It’s so simple and it makes me think about Spring and sunshine and fields of, well, poppies. And i like the little crunch from the seeds as well. There’s just enough of it to make it a little more interesting than just a lemon muffin

  145. Hmmm, my favourite muffin? Definitely double chocolate chip!

  146. My favorite muffin is blueberry with a sugared top. I just love the way the berries burst open when baked and spread the blueberry flavor throughout.

  147. i love love love chocolate chip muffins :)

  148. I love white chocolate raspberry muffins!!

  149. Orange cranberry muffins are the best!!

  150. Poppyseed is my favorite! (Well, it’s my favorite batter at least…hahaha.)

  151. my girlfriend’s blueberry muffins :)

  152. cranberry orange nut muffins are delish!

  153. YUMMMMMMIEST ever are the Oatmeal, carrot & vanilla yogourt muffins my four year old and I created. Her four year old cousin ate 14 mini -muffins for breakfast while they were visiting.

  154. Peanut butter chocolate chip! Yummm!

  155. Those pans are fantastic!

    My favorite is vanilla chocolate chip, although blueberry is a close second!

  156. Lemon Poppyseed. Yum

  157. Pumpkin muffins dusted with a little powdered sugar! MMmmmm

  158. Hmm,, I love most all of them. But I’m going to have to go with pumpkin. Yum.

  159. I know its prob a little weird, but I kind of love bran muffins :)

  160. Such a difficult question! My mom used to make some amazing corn muffins that were the best breakfast with a pat of warm butter on top…Failing that my default would have to involve chocolate :)

  161. Blueberry… no, wait … APPLE Struesel… Oh.. Dang… BLUEBERRY! Grrrrrrr.

  162. Those pans are adorable!!! I love to give food as a thank you or a I’m thinking of you or just because. I would have to say my favorite kind of muffin would be chocolate chocolate chip. Yummm, it’s a dessert and a breakfast all in one. : )

  163. LOVE blueberry muffins :)

  164. I love cranberry orange cream muffins. Lemon poppyseed is delicious as well.

  165. Bannana Nut! That is my favorite!

  166. BANANA NUT MUFFIN! no contest theres! XDD

  167. Blueberry Muffins hands down my favorite.

  168. Pumpkin all the way!

  169. Mine could switch on a daily basis…right now it would have to be something with strawberry!

  170. Strawberry vanilla. With poppy seeds. Yum!

  171. Peanut butter muffins with chunks of pineapple and raisins are wonderful!

  172. My favorite muffin has got to be the muffin top. Definitely the best part of the muffin. If you want flavors, lemon poppy and banana chocolate are delish!

  173. I love love love chocolate chip muffins!!!!

  174. Blueberry! Especially the giant ones from my local bakery because I don’t have to make them!

  175. Pear and ginger! Or pumpkin spice… mmm perfect in the fall!

  176. Blueberry muffins. They’re the ones I always make.

  177. My favourite muffin is banana chocolate chip!

  178. Blueberry moffins….:D delicious!!

  179. I don’t have a favorite… Blueberry, carrot, zucchini, bran…I love me my muffins ;o)

  180. lemon blueberry is my favorite…with raw sugar sprinkled on the top…yummy!

  181. I love a good blueberry muffin! I’ll have to give these muffins a try.

  182. blueberry!

  183. Since we don’t get blueberries here, I would have to say Banana. Or Chocolate Chip. Both. Together. Yes, that’s it, Banana Chocolate Chip!

  184. How cool! Hmm, favorite muffin…Cinnamon &sugar, probably (I am a sucker for cinnamon and sugar)

  185. My favorite is any kind my wife makes.. and she could make a lot with all of these!

  186. Currently my favourite muffin is this banana muffin recipe I found with a crumble that caramelizes on top while cooking (yum!), but I’m having a go at some sour cream and rhubarb muffins tomorrow and those may win out the top spot!

  187. can’t go past chocolate, i use Lindt chocolate , its fantastic!

  188. I’m a banana chocolate chip sort of person. And these are adorable!

  189. I love cranberry orange muffings! Another favorite is raisin bran muffins!

  190. Chocolate chip!

  191. Favorite muffin ever — def lemon poppy seed! Or maybe a chocolate-chocolate.. I just seriously love muffins, I can’t make up my mind. :)

  192. Definitely blueberry :)

  193. TOUGH!
    I’d have to say either: Pistachio walnut, orange cranberry or this delicious, amazing piece of muffin heaven from a place called Claire’s in New Haven, CT It’s lemon, blueberry, coconut. to die for.

  194. ooohh yummy um blueberry!! no………..chocolate chip!!!……… wait, these yummy espresso struesel muffins my mom made with a yummy cinnamon sugar cream cheese spread! oh yummy!!!

  195. Blueberry! Or cranberry-orange muffins, which are also delicious!

  196. Hands down, lemon poppyseed! :)

  197. I agree with a couple other ladies: Lemon Poppy Seed is my all-time fave.

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