What is a good way to pour batter into cupcake baking papers without making a giant mess??!

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Posted: 1/19/2011 6:15:30 PM
I've tried all sorts of ways but nothing seems to be good enough!

ETA: Thanks everyone! Lots of great ideas, and those gadgets look very cool - never saw them before. I just tried my ice cream scoop for now and it worked pretty well! Not sure why I hadn't thought of that before, but glad I know now!

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Posted: 1/19/2011 6:17:49 PM
I use my metal Pampered Chef scooper ... I think it's an ice cream scoop but I use it for cookie and cupcake batter


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Posted: 1/19/2011 6:18:39 PM
Use a scoop or a measuring cup with a spout.

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Posted: 1/19/2011 6:19:06 PM
I have a plastic liquid measuring cup with a spout that works pretty well.


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Posted: 1/19/2011 6:19:12 PM
either a thumb trigger ice cream scoop or a pouring vessel with a spout you can cut the pouring off with your finger. I prefer the ice cream scoop method and have one dedicated for muffins and cupcakes.

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Posted: 1/19/2011 6:19:34 PM
I use a somewhat pointy ladle (one that isn't round all the way around).


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Posted: 1/19/2011 6:34:52 PM
You use the William-Sonoma pancake pen. It is the most awesome kitchen gadget and I use it for so many things. The top and bottom come off for easy cleaning too. Go buy one today!


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Posted: 1/19/2011 6:37:03 PM
Wow, thanks everyone! I just tried the ice cream scoop method and it worked very well! Never thought of that!


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Posted: 1/19/2011 6:37:09 PM
I was looking at a cupcake cookbook last night, and they used a pastry bag and squeezed the batter into the cups. We did have the discussion, though, about dripping between cupcakes. Seems like you'd have the same drippy problem you do with other methods. Personally, I just use a 1/4 or 1/3 cup dry measuring cup and wipe it off each time with my finger.

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Posted: 1/19/2011 6:37:30 PM
I always use an ice cream scoop for cupcake or muffin batter. One full scoop is exactly the right amount!

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Posted: 1/19/2011 6:39:50 PM
Pour the whole batch into a large ziploc bag - get some cheap ones at the dollar store - not the heavy freezer kind. squeeze out the air, zip the bag shut, then snip off of of the bottom corner and "pipe" the batter into each cup - not messy at all and toss the bag at the end.


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Posted: 1/19/2011 6:41:39 PM
That pancake pen is bloody brilliant!

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Posted: 1/19/2011 6:48:00 PM
Love this little gadget!

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I've also used an empty, clean catsup container for pancake batter so that would work with cupcakes, too!



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Posted: 1/19/2011 6:53:20 PM
I use an ice cream scoop. I use mine for all kinds of things.



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Posted: 1/19/2011 6:56:37 PM
I've read that a turkey baster would work but haven't tried it myself.

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Posted: 1/19/2011 7:35:05 PM

That pancake pen is bloody brilliant!


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Posted: 1/19/2011 8:10:21 PM
I use ice cream scoops too. I have three different sizes for each size of muffin; giant, regular and mini.

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Posted: 1/19/2011 8:51:47 PM
ice cream scoop

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Posted: 1/19/2011 9:22:30 PM

I use ice cream scoops too. I have three different sizes for each size of muffin; giant, regular and mini.


I got all three of mine from Pampered Chef - but I'm sure any kitchen gadget store would have something similar!


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Posted: 7/10/2012 12:03:09 PM
I use my Silpoura its perfect for pouring cupcakes and pancake batter. It fits any bowl even my KitchenAid bowl! you can view their video at silpoura.com Its even drains off the grease when cooking hamburger.KH

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Posted: 7/10/2012 12:07:02 PM
I also use the Pampered Chef scoop...but I recently bought a pancake pen and can't wait to try it...got it at ROSS for half the cost at William Sonoma....I've seen it at TJMaxx and Marshall's as well...


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Posted: 7/10/2012 12:07:34 PM
I use a regular 1/4 cup measuring cup with spout. Works like a charm and didn't cost me anything extra.

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Posted: 7/10/2012 12:11:43 PM
i used a vegetable serving spoon. get a scoop (as much as will fit without falling off, then scrape the spoon with my finger. perfect amount every time.


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Posted: 7/10/2012 12:28:20 PM
Turkey baster.


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Posted: 7/10/2012 9:04:32 PM
I *love* home baked cupcakes. I hate making them. I always make a huge mess and it's just too much bother honestly. I'd love to hear some tricks of the trade from the more experienced bakers here. lol
Is there anything at all to help with the crossover batter that gets everywhere between the cupcake holes?

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Posted: 7/10/2012 9:23:00 PM
I mix the batter in my Pampered Chef batter bowl and pour it into the papers. (it has a spout)


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Posted: 7/10/2012 10:44:18 PM
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Posted: 7/10/2012 10:45:56 PM
I use an ice cream scoop. The one w/ the lever on the side that you squeeze! Super Easy and no mess!

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