I've been trying different methods of baking my loops to keep them perky and so far nothing has worked all that well....until this morning! I tried these stainless condiment cups/bowls and flipped them over and layed the loops upside down on the cup. It worked GREAT!! I baked them this way and then lightly starched them and dried them on the cup.
Just thought I'd share my little trick.
Oh, the cups are from Crate and Barrel. I used the small size...$0.95/ea. http://www.crateandbarrel.com/family.aspx?c=746&f=7901