But one handy piece of equipment has changed my party planning for the better. Enter: the mini-muffin tin. (I use our best buy, the Wilton Perfect Results Premium Non-Stick Mini Muffin and Cupcake Pan.)
Here are a few reasons why a mini-muffin tin can take away some of the stress of party planning.
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Reason #1: You Can Make Plenty of Appetizers in Just One Batch
If you’ve ever cooked for a crowd, you know how much work it takes. Mini-muffin tins allow you to make many snackable appetizers at once. My Wilton Mini Muffin tin has 24 cups—with two tins I can whip up 48 appetizers in no time.
Reason #2: It Makes Planning Ahead Easy
Making food and garnishes in advance alleviates stress on the day of the party. I use mine for creating pats of compound butter. My go-to is the roasted garlic compound butter. I divvy the softened butter into the mini-muffin tin cups and store it in the freezer. The next day they’ll be ready to use. These little circles of joy are perfect for melting over grilled steaks or corn on the cob.
Mini-Muffin TinsThese tins make adorable, bite-size treats. With so many options on the market, which one is best?
Reason #3: It Makes Beautifully Uniform Food
They help you produce photo-worthy food with minimal effort.
Reason #4: It Cleans Up Easily
Although cleaning up after a party is a headache, both of our favorite mini-muffin tins are nonstick and dishwasher-safe. If you don’t have a dishwasher, they effortlessly rinse clean in the sink.