I’ve been waiting for silicone baking cups to be available in Saizen, but after one year I haven’t found any silicone cups yet so I tried searching online for sellers. I also followed a few bento shops in Instagram but I still can’t find some silicone cups. To my dismay, I even considered purchasing from Amazon. But one fateful day, I dropped by the baking section of SM Department Store and poof! There they are right before my eyes.
Only one brand is available, the Baking Divas. I purchased one box (8 pcs) of silicone baking cups for PhP 530. The silicone baking cups come in four colors: yellow, blue, orange, and green. They are primarily used in baking cupcakes, but I’ll be using mine for packing bento lunches.
The Baking Divas silicone baking cups are made with food grade silicone so they’re safe to use. I think they’re also thicker compared to other brands. The size of each cup is 3oz (2.795″ x 1.85″ x 1.378″).
Toothsome Trivia from the Baking Divas box:
Cupcake’s origins can be traced as far back as 1796, when a recipe notation of “a cake to be baked in small cups” was written in American Cookery by Amelia Simmons. Cupcake probably got its name from the amount of ingredients used to make the cake (a cupful of butterm a cupful of flour, a cupful of sugar, etc.) This practice dates back in 18th century when only a few people can read and this convention made it simple to remember the recipe. These recipes later on became known as 1234 cakes or quarter cakes, they are called as such as they are made up of four ingredients: one cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, and so on. This method also is easier to distinguish a pound cake from a cup cake, as both have similar ingredients. Also these cakes were originally baked in small tins or cups.
Going back to bento, silicone cups are considered one of the essential supplies, along with cutters, lunchboxes, food picks, and punchers.
Here’s what I want to accomplish when I said ‘bento lunches‘. There are thousands of bento suggestions on Pinterest.
I ordered EasyLunchboxes last month from Amazon and I’m excited to use them for packing lunch for my husband and kids. I’m expecting them to arrive later this month. 🙂