Today I planned to test the Red Velvet recipe from http://pinchmysalt.com . As I read through the recipe I thought ‘this sounds all to familiar’. So I grabbed Sunday’s recipe from bestcupcakerecipes and realized they were exactly the same. Exactly!
After further research, I found that both recipes were posted in February 2009. Pinchmysalt shared that this recipe is the Waldorf-Astoria Cake that was popular at the New York hotel in the 1920’s. She posted the cake recipe in November 2008, after finding it in a New York Times article.
Another good reason to test my way through all the recipes I’ve gathered. I can now eliminate duplicates along with those recipes I won’t be baking again.
So… I thought I would change things up and talk about cupcake liners. Can I just say, along with recipes that are a waste of time and money, are liners that peel themself off the cupcake and/or allow the batter to bleed through the paper. Also a big waste of time and money. Ugh!
Last fall I wandered around online looking for liners. I purchased from boat loads of companies and it was still driving me crazy that I was having trouble. And I wasn’t alone! I found so many sites with bakers from around the world complaining about liners peeling from their cupcakes; and what could they do?
Well, I stumbled on a little company from Tennessee called Sutton Gourmet Paper. As I was placing my order online, I called the company and spoke with Kellie, the owner. We had a wonderful chat and this is what I learned. She is a small start-up company. She has only 4 designs (she now has 8 and is working to release more, and will produce custom liners for us). Her liners are printed with soy-based ink (much healthier for us) and are paper (not greasepaper or glycerin – I prefer the feel of paper). Her liners maintain their color and design. As she says “our whites stay white – even with chocolate baked goods”. These liners are my first choice when baking. Can’t wait for more designs to be available! You can find Kellie at www.suttongourmetpaper.com .
I do not receive any benefit from this company. I just love to share when I find products I think you will also enjoy.
cupcakelab rating: the good