Tulip Muffin Cups: A Lesson in Origami?

This post was purely inspired by necessity the other day when I thought I was prepared to make my blueberry muffins until I realized I didn’t have any muffin liners!!!! &%^$&$

Well once I gathered myself back together from the feeling of defeat, I opened my pantry and there it was, the answer to my expletives, parchment paper! Cue the singing angels HALLELUJAH!!!

Here’s how I got my Sh%& together and figured out a way to go on baking my muffins. This is such a cute rustic way to serve them too!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Parchment paper (mine was unbleached)

a pair of scissors (walk don’t run with them, unless you’re an adult then you can do what you want with them. DAD!)

steady hands

muffin tins

Glass or object that fits in the muffin tin to give you a template to fold


First you will want to measure and cut out a sheet of parchment paper over the length of your muffin tins giving about an extra 2 inches on each side.

(Please refer to the picture on how to fold & cut)

Now fold that sheet into fours then cut at the folds so you have four long strips.

Fold each individual strip into thirds. Cut at seams so you have 3 equal sized squares.

You don’t have to do this next part, but I’m a little OCD and need everything to be even and exact. Now take each square and fold it twice, once horizontal and once vertical. (See above picture in bottom right corner) This will be our guide to the center of the square so when we put it in the muffin tin to fold we have even sides. Again this is optional. If you like to live dangerously and want to eyeball it, more power to ya!!!

blogtulipcup2Place a cut square of parchment paper in the center of an individual tin, here I used a salt shaker as a guide because I didn’t have anything that fit exactly perfect into each muffin tin. It did serve as a decent guide though onto where I needed to fold. Using the salt shaker I pressed the parchment paper down creating a flat bottom in the tin, then I folded the parchment paper along the sides upward to create the tulip shape cup. Its ok if the paper wants to come back up out of the tin. Once you put the batter in it will weigh it back down.


Once you have all your papers folded this is what it should look like.

Have fun! Mabuhay!


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  1. Ed Seitler says:

    Come on you know I always tried to encourage you guys to run with scissors, so long as they were pointed towards you and not away from you!

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