Friday Finds ‘If You Care’

by Maggie on January 22, 2010

I have an important challenge ahead of me this month.

I will be making cupcakes and a cake (gasp) for one of my lovely clients. So I’m spending January making cakes, cupcakes, and icings! How lucky am I? God, I will really need to step up the exercise after all of this taste-testing.  And by “step up” I mean step up off of my butt and actually exercise.

So to make the perfect brithday cupcake, you need the perfect cupcake liner, right?  There are so many fun ones to choose from.  Have you walked the aisles of The Bulk Barn lately?  Or Michael’s?  Holy moly, you can make anyone happy with a simple cupcake liner.

However, this client requires a special cupcake liner and I’ve found the perfect one and thought I would share it with my faithfuls this week.  I came across these cupcake liners last week called If You Care ( I’m sure some of you have heard of them). They make all kinds of baking and cooking accessories that are so thoughtfully green and eco-friendly.

Let me explain.  This cupcake project is for a young woman who cares very much about the world she lives in, and she and her partner care a lot about leaving it the way they found it – or perhaps even better!  So for this occasion, I thought I would let the actual cupcakes do the talking!

Really, who remembers the liners anyway (but you just said you need the perfect liner for the perfect cupcake…yeah, yeah)?

As if someone says, “Oh my goodness!  Do you remember those Dora and Diego cupcake liners from Johnny’s birthday party?”

No way.  This is more like it, “Oh my goodness!  Do you remember those yummy, yummy chocolate cupcakes from Johnny’s birthday party?  Did you know they were gluten-free?  Oh yes they were!”

I found If You Care enviro-friendly  liners at my local health food store.  You can certainly find them at yours, or buy them online of course.

Can you believe they’re only $2.25 for 60 cups?

I failed to mention that you can compost them and they’re toxin-free!  Oh, and the biggie?  They do work.  However, I did notice that over time the liners pulled away from my cupcakes.  Maybe it’s the lack of toxins?  Maybe it was the vegan / gluten-free cupcakes?  Not sure, but they still looked and tasted delish!

So they don’t look fun and colourful but, it’s the actual cupcake that counts isn’t it?

And my latest cupcake recipe is worth counting (coming soon).

Have you used these cupcake liners before?  Do you know of another eco-friendly brand of cupcake liners?  Please leave a  comment and let us know all about your perfect cupcake!

Photo Credit: rachiecakes75

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Trish January 22, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Oh my, have you ever opened my eyes! No, I don’t know any other enviro friendly cupcake liners….ashamedly never even thot of that before but I am going to look at my health food store tomorrow! Cool. I am glad you pointed that out, I don’t make cupcakes that often but I am sure to find and use these now. Love your little site, I am just practicing a few GF recipes but have links on my blog as I do have friends who are Gluten Intolerant. I’ll be back.


MaggieSavage January 23, 2010 at 9:01 am

Thanks for stopping by Trish! I will definitely check out your blog too! Let me know what you found at your health food store.


Striving Bean January 23, 2010 at 9:35 pm

What a timely post. I just made cupcakes yesterday with my kids thinking “Hmm….the dye in this paper, baking in a hot oven…that can’t be good.” Thanks for the tip!


MaggieSavage January 24, 2010 at 12:01 pm

You’re welcome! It’s a little scary isn’t it? Luckily there’s more and more products available for us!


Heather February 3, 2010 at 11:48 am

We use the If You Care ones too! 🙂


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