I bought these baking cups from Michaels because I was looking for some green baking cups for some cupcakes I was making. Little did I know that they would be as horrible as they are. After I opened the package, I could not bring myself to use them because of the horrid smell they gave off.
It smells like paint… not the non-toxic variety. The kind you use to paint your house. If you were to go to a paint store and start sniffing the paint chips, that is what these baking cups smell like. They have an intense petroleum smell and I can’t even imagine the toxins that you’d be adding to your baked goods if you used these cups. It is probably because they were sourced in China and they didn’t specify anything about color toxicity. Bottom line is, do NOT use these Celebrate It decorated cups. Look for where the baking cups are made before you use them.
Here are some possible examples (I haven’t used them, so I can’t vouch for them):
These are made in Sweden and packaged in the USA.
One of the things you can do is bake your goods in the unbleached baking cups and then use a wrapper to accent and decorate the cupcakes.