First and foremost, how do you keep cupcakes from sticking without paper? Please note that there are a few reasons to avoid using cupcake liners. In most cases, liners are an optional step when baking cupcakes.
To prep your cupcake pan, you can use baking spray. Find a spray made especially for baking because some sprays are for culinary. Then, make sure to spray your cupcake pan evenly with a light mist and avoid spraying too much.