The Ranting Reviewer does not get paid or receive any revenue from manufacturers or retailers of products reviewed. I occasionally receive products that I am asked to use and see what I think. I take a look, try them out and tell you all about them.
A box came from Welcome Home Brands.
Inside was an impressive array of paper bakeware.
Paper bakeware? Yup. These are not your flimsy cupcake liners. These are full on baking dishes that happen to be made of paper. I was a little skeptical, but the more I looked at them, the more impressed I became. The paper is not thick (like cardboard) but it holds its form well. There is a coating on the inside that helps keeping the food from sticking to the dish.
I first tried the rectangular loaf baking pans for a lemon blueberry cake. I made the recipe as normal and divided the batter into two of the pans.
They go right in the oven, right on the rack and are rated for ovens 400 degrees and less. The only change I made from cooking with a metal pan was to start watching the loaves a little early. I was concerned that the paper was thinner so the cake would cook faster. I’d say it did cook a few minutes faster, which was an added benefit.
There are several of advantages to this kind of bakeware. The first is the item bakes very evenly. The paper passes through the heat so you don’t have “hot spots” or hard crusts like with some metal pans.
The second advantage is easy access to the baked goods. Just tear down the side and you have easy access to the cake.
Another advantage is they are disposable. I gave one of them away to my in-laws and I didn’t have to worry about getting my cake pan back. For the one cake I kept, it was one less thing to wash!
I also gave the Ruffled Baking Cups a whirl. They seemed perfect for a cherry tart, which I had never tried making before.
Once again, these came out perfectly.
It just peels away with ease. Don’t worry, I’ll post the recipes for the Lemon-Blueberry Cake and Cherry Tart in the future.
MY TAKE: These are really cool. They are so easy to use and my testing produce great results. I think they are perfect for those who bake “gifts” for others and for when you may be taking baked goods out of the home (office party, pot luck, bake sales). They allow you to keep the baked goods in shape during transport and they are stylish when sitting on the table waiting to be eaten. Welcome Home Brands sells other shapes and sizes including bundt cake pans. They sent me the Fine Check Collection style. In addition, they have holiday themed bakeware for Christmas and Halloween and the most inventive ones, heart-shaped pans. I’ll definitely use these again! They can be purchased at a number of retailers around the country or directly from Welcome Home Brands. Check them out!