Your idea really worked out well for me. I did spray Pam on the cupcake pan and found in my oven that I had to take the pizza muffins out before they were finished and then put on a pan with parchment paper and finish. Then I just tried putting on a pan with parchment paper after cutting the pizza muffins and that worked, too. Your idea gave the bottom of the pizza muffins a more crunchy texture. I really liked that, because it tasted more like a pizza made in a pan with oil.
I then tried to make something like a cinnamon sticky bun. I used cinnamon, sugar, and brown sugar mixed. I first put margarine on the dough. They really turned out good, but I will have to try more and refine how to make all of them look more consistant. I then cooled them down and tried them later in the day put back into the oven. They were just as good after being in the refrigerator.
Here is pictures of the pizza muffins.
The last picture is how I did twist the knots when I made the mozzarella and pepperoni before. I just used these to make garlic knots, yesterday.
I like your idea much better for making the pizza muffins.