Bento item of the week: Silicone cupcake liners

As I posted yesterday, making individual pies in muffin or cupcake liners is a great way to make 'planned leftovers' from dinner look neat enough to put into a bento box. As Sile suggested in the comments, if you don't want to use throwaway paper cups, silicone cups are a reusable alternative. Calphalon makes a nice silicone liner and cupcake/muffin pan set which would be perfect for this. The liners are in pretty pastel colors.

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You can also use the liners as dividers in your bento, for salads, fruit, and so on. They sell the tin and liners as a set, as shown here, or the liners on their own. Extras might be a good idea to have if you do freeze the food 'cupcakes'.

Besides Amazon, I've also seen them online at Target - shop around, as I always say! Unfortunately neither store ships overseas, which is a bummer. Luckily Mr. Guy is in the US right now on business, so I'm going to give him a shopping list I think...