12 Brilliant Ways To Use Silicone Baking Cups That Have Nothing To Do With Muffins

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Do you own any silicone baking cups? You know, those reusable muffin liners used when baking? If so, you’re in for a treat. And if not, you’re going to want to go out and buy some. Silicone baking cups are useful for a ton of other reasons besides baking muffins and cupcakes. Here they are!

1. Big Ice Cubes

Fill silicone baking cups with water and freeze them for way bigger ice cubes! This hack is awesome if you’re serving punch in a large bowl on a hot summer day.

2. Freeze Herbs

If you have herbs that are about to go bad, chop them up and place them in a silicone baking cup with some olive oil. Freeze them, and the next time you make something that requires herbs and olive oil, you’ll have instant cubes on-hand.

3. Spoon Rest

There’s no need to go out and buy a spoon rest when you can use a baking cup! They take up very little space, and you can quickly wash them right after you’re done cooking.

4. Pot Holders

Silicone baking cups make excellent pot holders! Just slide one on each pot handle and voila! You won’t have to worry about burning your hands.

5. Unscrew Bottles

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Silicone baking cups provide great grip and traction, so they’re the perfect thing to use if you’re dealing with a hard-t0-open lid.

6. Cook Eggs

For perfectly baked eggs, just crack some eggs in silicone baking cups, then pop them in the oven! You can add salt, pepper, cheese, and more to make them extra delicious.

7. Snack Containers

To control portions when snacking (or simply to make snack time more fun for your kids), use silicone baking cups to hold different types of chips, crackers, nuts, fruit, and more.

8. Melt Butter Or Chocolate

If you need to melt a small amount of butter or chocolate, just put some in a silicone baking cup and pop it in the microwave. The best part about using these is that they’re extremely easy to clean afterwards.

9. Store Earrings

If you’re having problems keeping your earrings together and organized, store them in silicone baking cups! You can use one cup for studs, one cup for dangly earrings, etc.

10. Separate Eggs

If a recipe calls for a separation of egg yolks and whites, use two silicone baking cups to do so! They’re the perfect size, and they clean up nicely when you’re done using them.

11. Line Cup Holders

If you’re tired of constantly wiping down sticky, stained cup holders in your car, line them with silicone baking cups! That way, if you spill, you can easily remove and clean them.

12. Make Mini Quiches

Silicone baking cups aren’t just good for muffins! You can use them to make delicious, crustless mini quiches. Yummy!