I found a set of a dozen mini cupcake silicone liners in the clearance rack at the grocery store today and decided to give them a try. I don't have a mini cupcake pan, but I thought they might stand up on their own on a cookie sheet, and if not I could use them as candy molds, for 1.99 I was willing to take the chance.
I used the chocolate cake recipe on the back of the Hershey's cocoa can, only I used butter instead of oil and divided the recipe by 1/4th since I just wanted to try the mini cupcakes. The liners worked fine standing on a cookie sheet.
I had some batter leftover so made use of the little cake pan from Ivy's baking set for the last bit
They baked in about 20 minutes (the little cake needed to stay in longer)
I didn't think anyone would want to use the sprinkles left over from Christmas, I thought they were kind of boring but I underestimated the appeal of shake-able colored sugar
I didn't grease the cups, since I thought they'd be nonstick by maybe I was confusing silicon with teflon because they pulled apart when we tried to take them out of the liners. Since they were only about two bites it wasn't such a big deal, but should I have greased them, or did we just try to take them out too quickly? I think we'll try banana nut muffins in them next, a dozen mini muffins should be just right for breakfast.