If you get these kind of cupcake liners:
…you can fill the second batch of cupcakes or muffins while your first batch is in the oven because they have enough structure to hold themselves up without a muffin pan.
Another benefit of doing it this way is that any of those little dribbles of batter you spill while you are filling go on to the counter, not the muffin pan where they burn to a crisp in the oven and stay on your pan forever.
I also suspect (but have not yet tested) that you could put these in a cake pan and bake them and they wouldn’t lose their shape too badly. In case you ever needed to make muffins or cupcakes in bulk and you are like me and only have one real muffin tin. It’s worth trying anyway.
Disclaimer: this isn’t a sponsored post, I bought these myself. Six years ago though, Dresden did get a pack of these liners for free and gave them to me which is when I switched to using them. I suspect they’ve gotten more than their money back over having my business for the last six years though.
Ryan put in all the liners for me and he was so proud of himself. He said “dank dou, Mama!” every single time I handed him a new one to put in.