Even if you don't ever plan on baking cupcakes or muffins for the rest of your life, you should still invest in a set of silicone muffin cups for your home and cooking needs. They're not just for baking!
With silicone muffin cups, you can make giant ice cubes for parties, and even single-serving smoothie cups which you can freeze and save for future breakfasts on the go. You can also make mini-lasagnas, mini-pies, mini-pizzas, mini-peanut butter cookies, large peanut butter cups, and more.
As cooking prep, you can use silicone muffin cups to peel garlic, melt butter or chocolate in the microwave, hold the handles of hot pots, or separate pre-measured ingredients ahead of time before you start cooking.
And if you don't have (or want) any silicone muffin cups, there are plenty of unique uses for the standard muffin tin as well.
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