Post # 1
Do any of you have experience with silicone bakeware? I found a very cute set at Target while working on our registry, but after adding to the list I became nervous that it may not work as well as the traditional metal bakeware I typically use. Any advice or pros/cons you’re able to share? I bake a lot so I am really hoping to find something that will last and perform well. Thanks in advance for your input!
Post # 3
In my experience, it’s great for making things which are difficult to remove from a mould, but sometimes you get a slightly funny rubbery texture in cakes and muffins. I prefer metal for making cakes but silicone for most other things.
Post # 4
I have never had success with them :S besides when i would put the moulds onto a metal tray… not sure if thats good for the silicone though lol.,
Post # 5
Depends on the type. I have an older silicone loaf pan that just blobs out sideways. My newer one has a metal top frame, so it keeps its shape well. My 9″ rounds are great, as are my mini muffin ones.
I just made mini muffins in one last week and it was fabulous – you can just pop them right out, no need to use liners. You do have to put the trays on top of a baking sheet, but that’s no big deal.
I have always used pyrex or silicone, personally, I don’t like the easily scorched exterior from metal. (Save for springforms, angel food cake, etc).