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Stupid sticking cupcake/muffin cups

This might be incredibly stupid, but I'll ask anyways.

Are paper cupcake liners supposed to be greased before filling them? Isn't the point of them to NOT have to grease my muffin tin?

I tried to make muffins from scratch (How To Cook Everything, Basic Muffins with chocolate chips) and used paper liners. No grease, but the recipe did have some oil/butter. Muffins turned out awesome, but the bottom of each one is fused to the paper (and kind of inedible). Why would it do that?

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